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					   GM Technician Training Offers Vital Industry Skills
                   and Know-How

Those who attend an Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship, such as
Centennial College’s General technician training, go on to take on a variety of
responsibilities. Automotive service technicians: review work orders; road test
motor vehicles, and test automotive systems and components; change, repair
or replace parts and components of automotive systems; test and change
repaired systems to the required standards; perform scheduled maintenance
service, such as oil changes, lubrications and tune-ups; advise customers on
work performed, general vehicle conditions and future repair requirement. They
are employed by motor vehicle dealers (for example, those who attend this
training are equipped become General Motors technicians), garages and
service stations, automotive specialty shops and retail establishments, which
have automotive service shops.

At Centennial College, those who are currently employed at a General Motors
dealer and wish to advance their career, may apply to attend Centennial
College’s GM technician training or Automotive Service Technician General
Motors of Canada ASEP (MAP 32), as it is officially known. Aside from already
being employed in the field, these technicians must also possess at minimum an
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or a GED or equivalent. It should be noted
that if students are not currently General Motors employees, they may also be
selected through an interview process. Once they’ve been accepted, they’ll have
to obtain an employer and register as a MAP apprentice with the Apprenticeship
Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Acceptance to the
GM technician training is based on successful completion of all entry
requirements and space is limited.

Because this GM technician training combines both in-school lessons and on-
the-job experience, students alternate between Centennial College and their
place of employment for 64 weeks (32 weeks with each). While they are on-
campus, students use the labs and tools of the trade with which Ashtonbee
Campus, the provinces largest transportation training centre, is equipped.

The topics covered during the in-school sessions of GM technician training
include: all of the latest GM vehicle systems, with emphasis on diagnosis and
repair, following recommended GM service procedures. A large portion of the
program involves vehicle electrical and electronic systems diagnosis and repair.




Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
Specific courses within the GM technician training include: Motor Vehicle Engine
Systems, Electrical, Electronics & Fuel Systems; Gear Trains, Applied Work
Practices & Procedures; Steering, Suspension & Brakes; and more. During the
time they alternate to their place of employment, students apply what they
have learned and obtain new knowledge in order to come back to Centennial
College prepared to master more advanced topics.

Upon graduation, GM technician technicians receive up to                                 21       GM
Dealer Technician Training Credits and an Ontario College Certificate.


                                                                                    Author: Emma




Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 2

				
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Description: The GM Technician training at Centennial College encompasses all of the latest GM vehicle systems, with emphasis on diagnosis and repair following recommended GM service procedures.