Tennessee Promise


The GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) responsibilities are outlined below.

College Administration

  • Administration will provide a dedicated classroom and shop.
  • Administration will provide a dedicated instructor.
  • Administration will provide equipment and tools.
  • Administration will promote, advertise and recruit qualified student candidates.
  • Administration will screen applicants and assist dealers with student selection for the program.
  • Administration will provide established student services such as academic advisement, financial aid, counseling, etc.
  • Administration will furnish program information when requested and provide Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Service Technology to graduates.

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College Instructor/Coordinator

  • Instructor/coordinator will act as liaison between General Motors and Southwest Tennessee Community College.
  • Instructor/coordinator will develop ASEP Program curriculum in conjunction with Southwest and GM.
  • Instructor/coordinator will provide on-campus instruction in accordance with the approved curriculum.

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Prospective Students

  • Students will maintain sponsorship with a GM dealership.
  • Students will maintain academic standards and adhere to academic policies.
  • Students will participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times.
  • Students will provide sponsoring dealer with responsible and productive employment.
  • Students will be responsible for tuition, fees, books and tools.

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General Motors Dealer

  • GM Dealers will interview and select prospective students.
  • GM Dealers will appoint an in-dealership coordinator to assist Southwest and ASEP coordinator in planning and monitoring the cooperative work experience.
  • GM Dealers will provide appropriate work experience that reinforces the trainees' most recent classroom instruction.
  • GM Dealers will pay trainees during periods of dealership-coordinated work experience.
  • GM Dealers will provide student employees with uniforms in a manner consistent with other technicians.

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General Motors Corporation

  • GM will provide GM training for ASEP instructor.
  • GM will provide Southwest with GM training vehicles and components.
  • GM will provide Southwest with essential training materials (including technical publications and training aids).
  • GM will participate in student selection procedure.
  • GM will participate in instructor/coordinator selection procedure.
  • GM will monitor all phases of ASEP to assure success.

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Prospective ASEP Student Qualifications

  • Applicant must possess a clean driving record.
  • Applicant must pass a background check and drug test.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older by the time of first dealer work assignment.
  • Applicant must be high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Applicant must meet Southwest admission and academic requirements.

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