Program Overview

Automotive Service Technician (GM-ASEP) is a two-year Ontario College Certificate Apprenticeship program. Students will learn to diagnose, repair, and maintain GM cars and trucks. The apprenticeship component allows students to earn money while they apply their skills and knowledge in real-world situations. Students will be able to apprentice at sponsoring GM dealerships where they can refine their skills. Graduates will leave Fanshawe as highly trained mechanics with specialized skills.

Program Details

Program Code
MMA3
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Delivery
Apprenticeship
Day Time

Your Learning Experience

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) enables you to fulfill the in-class requirements for your General Motors Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship. General Motors designed GM ASEP to prepare Automotive Service Technician apprentices for a career with GM dealerships. GM ASEP classroom instructors are trained by General Motors in the latest automotive technologies.

Applicants to the Automotive Service Technician GM program must be:

  • Currently employed at a General Motors dealer
  • Formally registered as an apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)
  • In receipt of a valid Offer of Classroom Training from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) that includes your Ministry Client ID and approved Class Number

 

Over a 4-year period, GM ASEP students (automotive apprentices) alternate between formal in-class training at Fanshawe College, and hands-on work terms onsite at their sponsoring GM dealer.  The work terms allow apprentices to apply their theoretical and practical skills while working on GM vehicles for actual GM customers.

Apprentices:

  1. Are given the opportunity to develop their skills on new GM vehicles, training components and various aids; and also
  2. Develop the ability to identify and analyze problems and apply appropriate solutions

GM ASEP is well-suited for people who:

  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the automotive industry.
  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Enjoy working as a member of a team.

 

Upon completion of the GM ASEP program, graduates must pass the Federal Red Seal Examination in order to qualify for a Certificate of Qualification in the Automotive Services Technician trade.

If you are an apprentice or want to become one, visit Skilled trades | Ontario.ca for detailed information.  Be sure to declare that you are interested in GM ASEP:

  1. When registering with the province, AND ALSO
  2. By sending an email indicating your intent to register in GM ASEP to the GM ASEP program coordinator.

Admissions 

This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
519-675-7788
MLITSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

 

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Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Automotive Service Technician (Day Release) [Apprenticeship] program will be prepared for positions within the transportation industry such as service manager, service consultant, service advisor, parts advisor, warranty administrator and customer relations.

 

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Automotive Service Management program:

Preventative Maintenance Technician
Perform repair and preventative maintenance for the company’s fleet of vehicles.

Customer Service Representative
Explain what work is required and the cost of those services, answering questions and providing information to customers on behalf of a growing auto parts company.

Learning Outcomes

 

Program Coordinator:

David Vollmer

Courses

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MVMC-1032Work Practices1.5
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of fasteners, bearings, seals and sealants as applied to the automotive industry. The student will also gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of precision measuring tools as well as oxyacetylene, heating and cutting tools.
MVMC-1033Engines Systems2.5
This course will enable the students to: explain the operating characteristics of internal combustion engines, perform engine disassembly/reassembly procedures according to accepted industry standards, explain the construction and operating principles of cylinder block assembly components, perform recommended inspection/testing of cylinder block and components and explain recommended rebuilding procedures, explain the operation of crankshafts and bearings and perform recommended inspection/measuring procedures.
MVMC-1041Electrical/Electronics & Emission Syst6
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of electrical fundamentals, circuits and components as applied to the automotive industry. The student will also gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of fuel systems.
MVMC-1042Drive Train Systems2.5
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose and principles of operation of a vehicles suspension, steering and braking systems components. As well the student will gain a working knowledge of test equipment and service repair procedures.
MVMC-1034Suspensions2.5
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose and principles of operation of a vehicles suspension, steering and braking systems components. As well the student will gain a working knowledge of test equipment and service repair procedures.
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