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ASEP - Get With The Program

Imagine a two-year apprenticeship at specially selected, trained and equipped community colleges in Canada with the most advanced, practical automotive technical training going.

That's what ASEP is all about - solid education combined with invaluable work experience at a General Motors Dealership.

Introduction to ASEP

The ASEP (Automotive Services Educational Program) is a comprehensive program that's designed to train candidates in leading edge diagnostic and repair techniques on today's GM vehicles. Over a two-year period, you'll be trained on a rotational basis with eight weeks in the classroom and eight weeks of hands-on, paid work experience in a GM dealership.

All ASEP's classroom instructors are trained by General Motors and are in tune with the latest trends in technology. You'll also have the advantage of learning with the latest models of GM vehicles.

An ASEP Dealer Coordinator will supervise your work at the dealership and complete reports that document your progress. You will also learn about shop routine and general procedures, as well as how to communicate with customers.

Take a look at some of the courses ASEP has to offer:

  • Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Concepts in Safety
  • Introduction to Vehicle Service
  • Service Related Techniques
  • Fuel and Emission Systems
  • Suspension, Steering and Brakes
  • Basic Electronic Systems
  • Welding (electric and oxyacetylene)
  • Climate Control Systems
  • Customer Service Relations
  • Engine and Transmission Systems
  • Powertrains
  • Micro Computer Concepts
  • Advanced Electronic Systems

With ASEP you'll...

  • Combine your education with work experience
  • Receive and develop GM Dealership technical training
  • Build a prestigious career through continuing education, certification programs and on-the-job training
  • Alternate between classroom training and paid work experience as a dealership employee
  • Earn a post secondary diploma and an opportunity to grow within the dealership/retail organization

For more info about ASEP call 1-800-GM-DRIVE.

Helpful ASEP resources

ASEP Student Presentation

ASEP Brochure

ASEP Qualification & Requirements

Student Qualifications

To qualify for the ASEP program, you must be a Grade 12 graduate or equivalent, with a strong academic background in Math, English and Physics. You must also successfully complete a college administered entrance examination.

You are required to arrange for a General Motors Dealer to sponsor you and register with the appropriate Provincial Government Apprenticeship Agency.

To help with your success in ASEP, it is important to fulfill your employment commitment and keep up the academic and attendance standards by taking part in all learning activities.

Government Assistance

You're responsible for buying your own basic hand tools (approx. $2,000), but government assistance may be available for some program costs if you qualify.


To help you "earn as you learn," you are a paid employee of the dealership while you are in the dealership portion of your training.

Being an ASEP Student or Graduate is an asset to a GM dealer as you are trained specifically on GM vehicles. You have the opportunity to work hard and master the technical aspects of modern automotive technology.

Updating Courses

Your work experience will give you the opportunity to apply the theory you've learned in the classroom, establishing a solid foundation for further development of your skills and knowledge.

And once you're finished ASEP, your education doesn't stop there. Ongoing GM updating courses will keep you on the leading edge of automotive technology.

Colleges And Contacts

GM ASEP Instructors in Canada

Click the links below to either e-mail an ASEP instructor or access an ASEP college's Web page.

Newfoundland Charlie Druken CONA 709-758-7550 Not Available
Nova Scotia Greg Day NSCC 902 491-7386 Not Available
New Brunswick Brian Breau NBCC 506-853-1540 Not Available
Montreal, QC Yves Racette EMEMM 514-596-5855 Not Available
Ottawa, ON Randy Scott Algonquin 613-727-4723 ext. 7763 1-800-565-4723 ext 7763
Toronto, ON Peter Lokun Centennial 416-289-5000 ext. 7028 1-800-268-4419 ext 7044
Hamilton, ON Greg Crichton Mohawk 905-575-2510 Not Available
London, ON Hans Reimer Fanshawe 519-458-4439 ext 4727 Not Available
Winnipeg, MB Brian Cuddy Red River 204-632-2308 1-888-515-7722
Saskatoon, SK Darryl Rutledge Saskatchewan Polytechnic 306-659-4760 1-866-467-4278
Regina, SK Tom Reitmerier Saskatchewan Polytechnic 306-775-7732 1-866-467-4278
Edmonton, AB John Shigehiro NAIT 780-491-3178 1-800-661-4077 ext 7473
Calgary, AB William Wong SAIT 403-284-8234 1-877-284-7248
British Columbia Tony Lenko BCIT 604-451-6908 Not Available

National ASEP Training Coordinator

Contact: Karen MacNeil

Phone: (905) 644-6772

Fax: (905) 644-2924