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Automotive Service Technician General Motors of Canada ASEP (MAP 32)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:8687
  • School:School of Transportation
  • Credential:Ontario College Certificate
  • Program Type:Modified apprenticeship program
  • Program Length:32 week in-class

Program Availability

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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In the Automotive Service Technician General Motors of Canada ASEP (MAP 32) program, your training will cover all of the latest GM vehicle systems, with an emphasis on diagnosis and repair following recommended GM service procedures.

Divided between in-class lessons and on-the-job experience, this transportation program will offer the best of both worlds as you’ll alternate between the College and your employer for a total of 64 weeks (32 weeks with each).

A large portion of your in-class training will involve vehicle electrical and electronic systems diagnosis and repair. You’ll perfect your technical expertise in electronics and the diagnosing of management systems while training with one of North America's top three automakers and a leader in green technologies. The training you receive on GM's fleet will also further your general automotive knowledge.

During in-class sessions, you'll be required to successfully complete five courses:

  • Motor Vehicle Gear Trains
  • Electrical/Electronics and Fuel Systems
  • Motor Vehicle Engine Systems
  • Applied Work Practices and Procedures
  • Suspension/Steering and Brakes

Once you finish the Automotive Service Technician General Motors of Canada program, you'll progress to on-the-job experience and an apprenticeship with your GM employer.

Program Highlights

  • This program, when compared to a traditional apprenticeship, will offer more in-depth and longer in-class training, putting you miles ahead of the competition.
  • You'll receive compensation from your GM employer during your apprenticeship.
  • As an Automotive Service Technician General Motors of Canada student, you may be eligible for employment insurance during the program's in-class portion.
  • Upon successful completion of the in-school and in-dealership work assignments, you'll receive up to 21 GM Dealer Technician training credits.

Start Dates

  • September 28, 2020
  • September 27, 2021
  • April 25, 2022

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

  • General Motors of Canada

Career Outlook

  • Service writer
  • Service advisor
  • Trainer
  • Professor
  • Automotive service technician
  • Service and parts manager
  • Automotive manufacturer specialist

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or General Educational Development (GED)

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants must secure employment with a General Motors of Canada dealership and then register as MAP apprentices with the apprenticeship branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • For additional information, please visit www.gm.ca.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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You should apply to this program in one of the following ways:


If you are currently employed by General Motors of Canada, please contact Admission Representative Ingrid Joaquin (ijoaquin@centennialcollege.ca, 416-289-5000, Ext. 7242) for start dates and admission requirements.

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