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The future belongs to those who build it.

Automotive technicians are in high demand nationwide, and it’s not the profession most people imagine it to be — it’s more. A career as an automotive technician is truly challenging and always evolving with advancements in engineering and technology that make GM vehicles cutting-edge.


The automotive industry is on the cusp of an exciting new era. 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, and hybrid vehicles. Attending a General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) school is a great way to enter the field. At a GM ASEP school, you can earn an associate degree and gain valuable hands-on experience at a sponsoring dealer. With opportunities for continued training, becoming a GM World Class technician is within your reach.

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Learning and leading with GM dealers.

GM ASEP delivers advanced and customized automotive service training focused on engineering, technical training, problem-solving, digital prowess, and critical thinking. GM ASEP streamlines the path to becoming a highly trained automotive technician to as little as 2 years with hands-on access to the latest GM vehicle technology.

Even better, with the aid of an internship, you can benefit from working side by side with experienced technicians. Plus, most GM ASEP school tuition costs between $9,000 and $16,000 in total. With careful planning, you could graduate without the burden of a student loan. Choose from 50 GM ASEP schools across the U.S. and join the ranks of GM-certified technicians who are in demand and up-and-coming at dealerships around the country.

Choose a career that moves.

While no program or college can guarantee a job, most GM ASEP graduates gain employment at their sponsoring employer after graduation. Choose a career backed by its industry and ready to support you so that you can support yourself with competitive pay.


If you’re just starting out or in need of a career change, automotive technician is a great choice for those driven to succeed. GM’s vision for an all-electric future is backed by GM dealers and their automotive technicians. Forge a career with a GM dealer who can put you at the forefront of the future. With GM increasing training opportunities for EV technology, including hands-on learning for dealer technicians, the time is now.

Potential GM dealership employee annual income:


$28,000-$35,000 — earn a competitive salary from the start


Main line technician:
$40,000-$70,000 — become a main line technician in 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:

Potential GM dealership employee benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits 
  • Short-term disability 
  • Long-term disability 
  • Paid vacation 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Life insurance 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • 401(k) with company match 
  • Company-wide wellness programs 
  • Discounted vehicle purchases 
  • Relocation assistance for qualified candidates

Make GM’s dealer network your point A.

GM dealers need leaders to help change the world through advanced technology, ingenuity, and expertise. Take advantage of opportunities nationwide and begin a fulfilling career with a GM dealership. Your first step starts with us.


If you’re a trained technician looking for a new opportunity, call your local GM dealership to learn more about open positions. Select a brand below to locate a GM dealer near you. The dealer may also have a career page on their website where you can view current openings.

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