Some schools that provide GM automotive technical training include Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado; Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina; Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota; Lawson State Community College in Bessemer, Alabama; and Gateway Community College in North Haven, Connecticut. As of 2015, 61 colleges and automotive training centers in the United States and Canada participate in GM's Automotive Service Educational Program.
GM's Automotive Service Educational Program trains students to become automotive technicians. While enrolled in classes, students receive real-world experience through an internship at a GM dealership or an ACDelco Professional Service Center. The program takes approximately two years to complete. Students earn an associate's degree in automotive technology, applied science or a similar field. In addition, students earn credit towards GM or ACDelco certification.
Admission requirements for the program include a high school diploma, acceptance into a participating college, and sponsorship from a GM dealership or ACDelco Professional Service Centers. Colleges work with students to secure sponsorships.
GM founded the program in 1979. In addition to the schools in the United States and Canada, GM's Automotive Service Educational Program is also available at participating colleges in China and Ecuador. Over 15,000 people have completed the program.