Q & A
Automotive technicians are in high demand. Mastering an imperative skill like technician work can help make you a valuable commodity in the job market. GM ASEP provides a different kind of program than a traditional 4-year college to help streamline your path to a bright future.
ACCESSIBILITY & AFFORDABILITY
With GM ASEP, you can earn your degree in as little as 2 years. And while an education at a 4-year college costs more than $100,000 on average, GM ASEP tuition typically costs between $9,000 and $16,000 — for a more manageable investment in your future.
CAREER SUPPORT & OPPORTUNITIES
Unlike a traditional college experience, where getting job experience and finding career opportunities are essentially left up to you, GM ASEP aims to guide you every step of the way, offering paid internships as a built-in part of its programs and providing you with connections to a network of experienced industry professionals in your field.
With advancements in engineering and new vehicle technology, a career as an automotive technician is constantly evolving, creating a variety of daily work and opportunities for growth.
Today, GM-certified technicians are part of an innovative movement that is looking toward the future by understanding and diagnosing advanced technology in infotainment systems, electric vehicles, hybrids, and autonomous vehicles.
Attending the GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) school is a great way to enter the field. Upon completion of the program, you will earn an associate degree in automotive technology and gain valuable hands-on experience at a sponsoring dealer.
General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program
There are currently more than 50 GM ASEP schools across the country.
With hands-on access to the latest GM vehicle technology, GM ASEP streamlines the path to becoming a highly trained automotive technician in as little as 2 years.
The GM ASEP program delivers advanced and customized automotive service training focused on engineering, technical training, problem-solving, digital prowess, and critical thinking. With the aid of an internship, you can benefit from working side by side with experienced technicians.
Each GM ASEP school sets their own tuition, so it can vary, but most cost a total of $9,000 and $16,000 for the entire program.
Just as everyone’s career journey is different, each GM dealership sets its own compensation and provides its own opportunities for advancement. Based on an industry-wide survey conducted by Go Project Shift, automotive technician compensation and career pathing generally falls in the following ranges:
• Apprentice: $28,000–$35,000 — earn competitive compensation from the start
• Main line technician: $40,000–$70,000 — become a main line technician in as little as 2 years
• Master technician: $54,000–$84,000 — become a master technician in 2 to 5 years
• Shop foreman: $73,000–$111,000 — manage the shop within your career
*Annual income ranges and timing for advancement are industry-wide OEM dealership statistics as reported through Go Project Shift research. Source: goprojectshift.com.
GM dealerships are independently owned and operated businesses, so benefits vary by dealership. Examples of employee benefits offered by many GM dealerships include:
• Medical, dental, and vision benefits
• Short-term disability
• Long-term disability
• Paid vacation
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Health savings plan
• Life insurance
• Competitive compensation
• 401(k) with dealership contribution
• Company-wide wellness programs
• Discounted vehicle purchases
• Clean and professional work environment
• Relocation assistance
If you are already a technician, we recommend you find a GM Dealer in your area for additional information/certifications.
There are currently more than 4,000 GM Dealers nationwide.
Find Career Opportunities
If you’re a trained technician or looking for a new opportunity, call your local GM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Dealership to learn more about open positions. Use the tool below to locate a dealer near you. Most dealers will have a Technician Career page under “About Us”.