The following General Motors Training Courses are embedded in this section of the GM-ASEP program in addition to the required NATEF competencies:
Battery, Charging & Starting
Description: This course provides participants with a complete understanding of both charging systems and cranking systems operation. Specifically the course will review the function of batteries and causes for discharge, testing, and diagnosing; the charging circuit, including components, operation and construction, servicing of the charging systems, torque reduction in the starter, current flow, and systems diagnosis. This course also covers the fundamentals of electricity in determining the proper operation of the battery, charging, and cranking systems.
GM Air Bag Systems
Description: This course will focus on front, side and rear air bag systems. Technicians will gain skills and information to identify the different air bag systems and components, disarm and safely handling systems components. Diagnostic tests will be performed utilizing the Tech 2 scan tool and Digital Multi-meter. Safe disposal and shipping of inflator modules will also be addressed.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 1
Description: This course will focus on the fundamental laws of electricity, electrical schematic reading, and digital multi-meter operation. Specifics covered include voltage, current resistance, voltage drop, Ohm’s Law, and electromagnetic induction.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 2
Description: Topics include the theory of electrical diagnosis, the review of circuit faults, and operation of automotive electrical components, diagnostic resources, Strategy Based Diagnostics, and automotive electrical systems.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 3
Description: This course presents information on solid-state devices, transformers, microprocessors, Electro Static Discharge (ESD) handling techniques, and the theory of electrical fault diagnosis.
Tech 2 Familiarization
Description: This course provides information on Tech 2 scan tool usage, software navigation, diagnostic trouble code retrieval and data display.
Body Control Systems
Description: This course covers concepts and applications of multiple body controllers with multiple inputs and outputs. Communication languages, multiplexing, and complex networks in automotive application are also presented.
The GM-ASEP is a factory backed, manufacture based program dealing with the GM product line only. It is a cooperative between PCC, General Motors and the GM dealer body to supply well-trained entry-level technicians for GM dealer service departments.