BECOME A
WORLD CLASS
AUTOMOTIVE
TECHNICIAN

BECOME A
WORLD CLASS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

HOW TO BECOME A
WORLD CLASS
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

Kick-start your career and enroll in a GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP).

BECOME A WORLD CLASS AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

Kick-start your career and enroll in a GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP).

Find a Training Program Near You

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS ON THE CUSP OF AN EXCITING NEW ERA

Automotive technicians aren’t just working under the hood anymore – with the arrival of new high-tech features, microchip-controlled systems and even fully electric vehicles, working as a Dealer Technician with General Motors offers a well-rounded training regimen of skills.

WHAT DO GM-CERTIFIED AUTO TECHNICIANS DO?

GM-certified technicians understand and diagnose the advanced technology of infotainment and vehicle systems as part of an innovative movement that is building the future of the automotive industry.

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WHAT DO GM-CERTIFIED AUTO TECHNICIANS DO?

GM-certified technicians understand and diagnose the advanced technology of infotainment and vehicle systems as part of an innovative movement that is building the future of the automotive industry.

FIND A WORLD-CLASS CAREER PATH AS A GM-CERTIFIED AUTO TECHNICIAN

APPRENTICE

$28,000 — $36,000
Potential annual income
6 month-2 year average time spent in role

When you’re first starting out, you’ll focus largely on express service and vehicle inspections, gaining basic familiarity with the vehicles and tools of the trade, and learning from more experienced technicians.

MAIN LINE

$40,000 — $70,000
Potential annual income
2-5 year average time spent in role

Once you excel to the Main Line level, you’ll be able to handle most repairs without oversight. In this stage, you’ll work toward your bronze, silver and gold certifications.

MASTER TECHNICIAN

$54,000 — $84,000
Potential annual income

A Master Technician is trusted to handle the more challenging work that comes in and to help support new apprentices in their career development. This is where you get the opportunity to focus specifically on your areas of interest. A Master Certification in Hybrid/Electric vehicles or Electrical/Electronics systems will be valuable as vehicle technology continues to advance.

 

You can also specialize in 11 other areas, including:

  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Body Structure Repair (I-CAR)
  • Brakes
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Manual Drivetrain & Axle
  • Mechanical/Electric Body Repair
  • Paint & Refinish
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Body Structure Repair (I-CAR)
  • Brakes
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Manual Drivetrain & Axle
  • Mechanical/Electric Body Repair
  • Paint & Refinish
  • Steering & Suspension

WORLD CLASS TECHNICIAN

Income boost based on experience

Achieving world-class status is the highest honor a technician can earn — and it's a great opportunity to increase your knowledge, your income and your value to the shop. To reach world-class status, a technician must achieve a Master Technician Certification in either Engine Performance or Diesel Engine Performance, as well as seven other related Master Technician Certifications.

APPRENTICE

$28,000 — $36,000
Potential annual income
6 month-2 year average time spent in role

When you’re first starting out, you’ll focus largely on express service and vehicle inspections, gaining basic familiarity with the vehicles and tools of the trade, and learning from more experienced technicians.

MAIN LINE

$40,000 — $70,000
Potential annual income
2-5 year average time spent in role

Once you excel to the Main Line level, you’ll be able to handle most repairs without oversight. In this stage, you’ll work toward your bronze, silver and gold certifications.

MASTER TECHNICIAN

$54,000 — $84,000
Potential annual income

A Master Technician is trusted to handle the more challenging work that comes in and to help support new apprentices in their career development. This is where you get the opportunity to focus specifically on your areas of interest. A Master Certification in Hybrid/Electric vehicles or Electrical/Electronics systems will be valuable as vehicle technology continues to advance.

 

You can also specialize in 11 other areas, including:

  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Body Structure Repair (I-CAR)
  • Brakes
  • Diesel Engine Performance
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Manual Drivetrain & Axle
  • Mechanical/Electric Body Repair
  • Paint & Refinish
  • Steering & Suspension

WORLD CLASS TECHNICIAN

Income boost based on experience

Achieving world-class status is the highest honor a technician can earn — and it's a great opportunity to increase your knowledge, your income and your value to the shop. To reach world-class status, a technician must achieve a Master Technician Certification in either Engine Performance or Diesel Engine Performance, as well as seven other related Master Technician Certifications.

GET STARTED WITH TRAINING AT A GM ASEP SCHOOL

GENERAL MOTORS AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Streamline your path to a promising career as an automotive technician with a GM Dealer.

GENERAL MOTORS AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

Streamline your path to a promising career as an automotive technician with a GM Dealer.

Find a Training Program Near You

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

At a GM ASEP school, you can earn an associate degree and gain valuable hands-on experience at a sponsoring dealer, helping to streamline your career path.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

At a GM ASEP school, you can earn an associate degree and gain valuable hands-on experience at a sponsoring dealer, helping to streamline your career path.

BUILT-IN PAID INTERNSHIPS

GM ASEP aims to guide you every step of the way, offering built-in paid internships while providing you with connections to a network of experienced industry professionals in your field.

BUILT-IN PAID INTERNSHIPS

GM ASEP aims to guide you every step of the way, offering built-in paid internships while providing you with connections to a network of experienced industry professionals in your field.

STREAMLINED CAREER PATH

STREAMLINED
CAREER PATH

Receive a comprehensive education in your field and find a career that provides competitive pay and benefits, without the financial pressure of a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

STREAMLINED CAREER PATH

Receive a comprehensive education in your field and find a career that provides competitive pay and benefits, without the financial pressure of a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

HIGH-DEMAND SKILL SET

GM ASEP delivers advanced and customized automotive service training focused on technical training, problem-solving, digital prowess and critical thinking.

HIGH-DEMAND SKILL SET

GM ASEP delivers advanced and customized automotive service training focused on technical training, problem-solving, digital prowess and critical thinking.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

At a GM ASEP school, you can earn an associate degree and gain valuable hands-on experience at a sponsoring dealer, helping to streamline your career path.

BUILT-IN PAID INTERNSHIPS

GM ASEP aims to guide you every step of the way, offering built-in paid internships while providing you with connections to a network of experienced industry professionals in your field.

STREAMLINED CAREER PATH

STREAMLINED
CAREER PATH

Receive a comprehensive education in your field and find a career that provides competitive pay and benefits, without the financial pressure of a 4-year bachelor’s degree.

HIGH-DEMAND SKILL SET

GM ASEP delivers advanced and customized automotive service training focused on technical training, problem-solving, digital prowess and critical thinking.

LEARN THE LATEST IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Work with cutting-edge technology every day as a GM Dealer Technician.

GET CERTIFIED FAST, FOR LESS THAN A 4-YEAR DEGREE

Become a GM Dealer Technician without as much student debt as a traditional bachelor’s degree.

MOVE UP QUICKLY AND EARN A SIX-FIGURE SALARY

You could earn $100,000 annually as a GM Dealer Technician.

“I did GM training all the way up to the end…I felt like I could take on the challenges that other technicians couldn’t.”

“I did GM training all the way up to the end…I felt like I could take on the challenges that other technicians couldn’t.”

“I did GM training all the way up to the end…I felt like I could take on the challenges that other technicians couldn’t.”

Fred H.
Former World Class Technician

Fred H.
Former World Class Technician

FRED H.

Fred H. began his career as expected with a 4-year college degree and 10 years working in sales afterwards. Though he was successful in sales, Fred still longed for a job with more hands-on work with machinery, so he decided to follow his heart and attend training to finally become an automotive technician.

 

“I threw everything out the window, of college, and went back to school to learn the trade and I’m so glad I did.”

Read Fred’s Story

Fred recently celebrated 33 years as a technician, proof of his commitment to the trade and his positive experiences working with GM Dealers. The combination of classroom and on-the-job training made it easy for him to start work quickly and rise in the ranks of his team while acquiring new skills.

 

“Follow your passion,” he said. “Be patient. I think the most important thing is mentorship. Latch on to somebody that you trust, someone to learn from.”

 

We can all learn from the confidence and perseverance of someone like Fred. You can start your own journey to a fulfilling and long-lasting career with comprehensive training and the opportunities that being a GM Dealer Technician can afford.

FIND GM DEALERS HIRING TODAY

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES

FIND GM DEALERS HIRING TODAY

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES

FIND GM DEALERS HIRING TODAY

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through
advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

FIND GM DEALERS HIRING TODAY

GM Dealers are searching for problem solvers to help change the automotive world through advanced technology, ingenuity and expertise.

DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES

WHY WORK AT A GM DEALERSHIP?

WHY WORK AT A GM DEALERSHIP?

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

Many GM Dealers offer technicians a robust collection of benefits, including health coverage, paid time off and retirement options.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

Many GM Dealers offer technicians a robust collection of benefits, including health coverage, paid time off and retirement options.

EXCELLENT COMPENSATION

As a GM Dealer Technician, you can count on competitive compensation and many opportunities to increase your pay throughout your career.

EXCELLENT COMPENSATION

As a GM Dealer Technician, you can count on competitive compensation and many opportunities to increase your pay throughout your career.

FUTURE-PROOF CAREER

As the automotive industry evolves and changes, demand for technicians remains high. This is a great opportunity to achieve job stability and learn valuable technical skills as GM works to achieve its vision of an all-electric future.

FUTURE-PROOF CAREER

As the automotive industry evolves and changes, demand for technicians remains high. This is a great opportunity to achieve job stability and learn valuable technical skills as GM works to achieve its vision of an all-electric future.

FIND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re a trained technician or looking for a new opportunity, call your local GM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Dealership to learn more about open positions. Use the tool below to locate a dealer near you. Most dealers will have a Technician Career page under “About Us”.

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