Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Automotive Program happily accepted a generous donation from General Motors (GM) of a 2013 Cadillac XTS in the fall semester. Eager to get their hands on the new vehicle, students will benefit from learning on updated technology.
GM typically donates 3-5 vehicles to OCCC’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) each year and students now work with a fleet of 25-30 GM vehicles.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS is the first vehicle in the program to utilize Diagnostic GDS software. Brad Walker, professor of Automotive Technology, said students have benefitted greatly from this donation. GM updated their diagnostics from a handheld scan tool used to communicate with the vehicles on board diagnostic system to a laptop based system that uses the GDS diagnostic software.
“The students are really happy to get to work with something that’s new and that they see in the dealerships. The Cadillac XTS is equipped with touch screen audio controls and allows students to work with the newest in automotive technology, which changes year to year,â€ Walker said.
Oklahoma City Community College has been training automotive technicians since 1978 and began one of the first corporate GM ASEP Programs in 1986. All automotive programs combine work in the classroom, lab activities and practical on-the-job experience in industry approved work sites.
For more information about the Automotive Program, visit /automotive or call Brad Walker at 405.682.1611 ext. 7128.