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  Mar 27, 2023
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Dealer Specific Automotive Technology (GM-ASEP) (223A) (A.S.)

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Associate in Science

You’ll be paid while you fine-tune your skills at a local GM, Saturn or Saab dealership. Our General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM-ASEP) offers you valuable hands-on experience in addition to classroom and lab training. The focus is on GM engine and mechanical repairs, and the program includes a strong academic foundation of math, reading and electronics.

We designed the two-year associate in science degree program with GM and local businesses in order to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of incoming dealership technicians. This program allows you to alternate between attending college and working at a sponsoring GM dealer ship. Our strong partnerships in the community and industry will be a big advantage for you while you are in training, and later, when you seek a lucrative full-time position.

Completing all requirements leads to your A.S. degree in Automotive Service Management Technology, GM Training Certificate, and you will be qualified to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examination. With those credentials, you’ll be in the driver’s seat when pursuing a high-income career in the automotive service industry.


The two-year program allows you to alternate between attending college and working at a GM, Saturn or Saab dealership. You will earn your associate degree along with an income and on-the-job experience.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

We will help you identify potential employers so that you can secure a position with a participating GM, Saturn or Saab dealership that will allow you to be a part of this program.

Annual Salaries

Graduates with an A.S. degree, intern experience and an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry certification earn entry pay levels ranging from $30,000 to $40,000 a year.


As a GM-ASEP college, we are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), ensuring that the training you receive meets or exceeds industry-developed standards. Graduates of this program will earn the GM Training Certificate and will be qualified to take the ASE certification examination.

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Total Credit Hours: 74

General Education (Credit Hours: 15)

*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements 

*Physical Science Credit Hours: 3
   Recommended physical science course: PHY 1020C - Physics for Liberal Arts with Laboratory. 
*Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
*Social and Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 3
*Humanities Credit Hours: 3

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in science or associate in applied science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) at Florida State College in courses eligible toward the associate in science or applied science degree programs (A.S. Florida State College GPA or A.A.S. Florida State College GPA).
  2. Earned an all–college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses attempted, including transferred credits. (All college cumulative).
  3. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College.
  4. Completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  5. Earned a grade of at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
  6. Can demonstrate mastery of the Information Literacy Assessment. Refer to the assessment section  for details.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which the students complete the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which students are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2010/2011) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2015, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2014/2015 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. The General Education Requirements may be taken on any Florida State College campus or center.
  4. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  5. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  6. Students enrolling in associate in applied science programs must pass all sections of the placement test before award of an A.A.S. degree, regardless of the degree program’s general education requirements.
  7. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English, who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language (ESL) entry placement test, will be required to take ESL courses with EAP prefix prior to registering for other college credit classes. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the ESL program manager.
  8. Degree–seeking students identified as non–native speakers must take an English as a second language (ESL) placement test prior to taking the College’s standard course placement test. Students who place into ESL, as determined by the test, must complete ESL courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree seeking college credit students who plan to take English or reading courses must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the ESL program manager or designee.

University Transfer

This associate in science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate in science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.

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