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GM Donates New Vehicles for Automotive Technology Program

GM Donates New Vehicles for Automotive Technology Program photo 3/17/2014 5:18:12 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  




General Motors has donated four vehicles to New Mexico Junior College’s Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP), a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology.

The vehicles are a 2013 GMC Terrain, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

Sam Gilcrease, professor of the General Motors ASEP program, says, “These vehicles have the latest technologies that will greatly enhance our GM ASEP curriculum.  Students in the program will learn the most up-to-date training on the newest electronic and computer-controlled systems thanks to this wonderful donation.”

General Motors Corporation certifies colleges throughout the country and donates modern vehicles so students will have the latest high tech training available.  New Mexico Junior College is one of only two colleges in New Mexico with this accredited GM program, and the only one in West Texas. Students alternate between classroom and laboratory instruction, and intern at a local GM dealership. Upon graduating with their GM certification and Associates Degree, they are highly sought-after to work at GM dealerships, fleets, specialty shops, parts outlets, independent full-service centers and more, because of their expertise and training.

Gilcrease, who has earned a World Class Technician award from GM, the highest honor for a GM technician, says, “Thank you to General Motors, New Mexico Junior College, our community, and network of sponsoring dealerships for the great support in keeping our program on the cutting edge of technology.”

For more information, contact Sam Gilcrease at 575.492.2863 or

NMJC is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

[Photo:  Sam Gilcrease (right) with GM ASEP students and the four new donated vehicles.]

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