Because of Dakota County Technical College's unique cooperation with General Motors and A/C Delco, students can become highly specialized service technicians for General Motors Dealers and A/C Delco TSS shops. The Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) makes specialized knowledge of General Motors products a valuable asset. The two-year major strengthens academic skills while focusing on technical automotive training. The curriculum developed by General Motors and Dakota County Technical College leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology. Through ASEP, students gain paid work experience at a sponsoring General Motors dealers or A/C Delco TSS shops allowing them to apply classroom learning to real world situations. Half of the student's time is spent at Dakota County Technical College. The remainder is spent with a sponsoring General Motors dealer. ASEP labs are equipped with the latest General Motors technology including vehicles, components, training aids, and technical information. Through ASEP, General Motors and A/C Delco can rely on a staff of trained technicians whose knowledge of the company's computer-oriented product will keep pace with tomorrow's technology.