Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch (Dallas), TX 75244

Brookhaven College is a diverse, progressive educational environment enriching the lives of students, employees and community members.

Founded in 1978, Brookhaven College is one of the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District, the largest undergraduate institution in the State of Texas.

The college provides affordable freshman- and sophomore-level courses. Many students each year successfully transfer to four-year universities, while others enter directly into the workforce with a technical degree, certificate or skills award. Tuition averages about $885 per semester for a full-time Dallas County student – $177 for a three-hour credit course. Recent enrollments include over 12,000 credit students and another 3,000 continuing education, or noncredit, students.

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If you’re interested in a career as an automotive service technician, Brookhaven College can provide the training you need. Today’s automobiles are equipped with multiple computers and extensive electronics. Servicing vehicles equipped with active suspension, satellite guidance systems and computer controlled, multi-valve engines requires highly specialized training.

General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is a two-year apprenticeship program designed to prepare individuals to work as an automotive service technician at a General Motors dealership. The Dealership Sponsored Technician Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum was designed by the General Motors Corporation and Brookhaven College.

ASEP students attend classroom sessions of lecture and laboratory exercises at Brookhaven College, followed by a cooperative work experience at the student’s sponsoring General Motors dealership. This process allows the student to apply recent classroom activities in a professional dealership environment. The total program lasts about 20 months, with approximately half the time spent at Brookhaven College and half at the student’s sponsoring dealership.

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Instructor Bio

Stephen Herd is an accomplished automotive technician with 10 years of shop experience in addition to over 25 years of automotive teaching experience. In the first 10 years of his career, he worked as an automotive technician in dealerships and the aftermarket. In 1989 he began teaching advanced vehicle systems courses at the GM training center. He currently teaches in the GM ASEP program at Brookhaven College.


  • Master of Science, Computer Education and Cognitive Systems, University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Applied Technology and Performance Improvement, University of North Texas
  • Associate in Applied Sciences, Automotive Technology, Eastfield College


  • GM Certified World Class Technician
  • ASE Master Automobile Technician
  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

Marvin Johnson

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