Automotive Service : Emily Griffith Technical College

Automotive Service

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

If you love working on cars, getting a certificate in automotive service can help make it your career. 

At Emily Griffith, our Automotive Service will give you hands-on experience working on real cars. You will learn about all aspects of car repair and have the opportunity to earn eight individual certificates, one for each Automotive Service Excellence subject: 

  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Brakes
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Transmissions and Axles
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance

From day one, you will get access to our automotive service lab where you can learn how to troubleshoot all types of issues. 

Latest technology: Gain experience with latest engine analyzers, handheld scanners, and other computerized diagnostic equipment. 

Convenient classes: You can do our full-time program or the part-time afternoon or evening program.

High-demand career: The demand for automotive service technicians is as high as ever! 

Want more information? Get the Automotive Service Program Flyer and the Automotive Service Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Automotive Service Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Automotive Service program use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Equipment Maintenance Technician
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Technician
  • Small Engine Repair

Other potential career paths include jobs in auto repair parts stores, auto repair shops, car dealerships, car leasing companies, and auto manufacturers. 

 How Emily Powered My Career

“They gave me the opportunity to learn.” Ariana Gonzales, a graduate of our Automotive Service program

Skilled Trades
$9,869
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
10 Months
Program length


No upcoming starts available.

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Course Information

Required Courses

ASE 102 Introduction to the Automotive Shop

Prepares the incoming automotive student to work in the shop safely and gain familiarity with the shop and common equipment.

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ASE 110 Automotive Brake Service I

Introduces the basic theory of automotive braking systems including operation, diagnosis, basic repair of disc and drum friction assemblies, and basic hydraulic braking systems.

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ASE 120 Basic Automotive Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams.

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ASE 123 Starting and Charging Systems

Covers the operation and theory of a vehicle battery, testing, service, and repair of starting and charging systems including voltage testing, draw testing.

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ASE 124 Advanced Ignition Systems Diagnosis& Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various ignitions systems on customer vehicles.

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ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis

Covers how to perform basic engine diagnosis to determine condition of engine including engine support systems.

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ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various automotive ignition systems.

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ASE 134 Automotive Fuel and EmissionsSystems I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel emission control systems, filter systems, and spark plugs. This course also includes maintenance to Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) systems.

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ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components.

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ASE 141 Suspension and Steering II

Covers design, diagnosis, inspection, service of suspension, and steering systems used on light trucks and automobiles including power steering and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) service. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

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ASE 150 Manual Drive Train and AxleMaintenance

Covers the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shafts, propeller shafts, and universal joints.

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ASE 151 Man Trans/Transaxles&Clutch I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, and related components.

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ASE 152 Man Trans/Transaxles/Clutch II Clutches II

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of automotive differentials, four wheel and all-wheel drive units.

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ASE 161 Engine Repair & Rebuild

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the disassembly, diagnosis and reassembly of the automotive engine. Topics include the diagnostic and repair procedures for the engine block and head assemblies.

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ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

Continues to build upon the principles that are expected to be understood by students.

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ASE 210 Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems.

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ASE 221 Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

Provides a comprehensive study of the theory, operation, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle accessories.

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ASE 233 Auto Fuel Inject/Emissions II

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of electronic fuel injection systems and modern exhaust systems.

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ASE 235 Driveability and Diagnosis

Focuses on diagnostic techniques and the use of diagnostic scan tools, oscilloscopes, lab scopes, multi-meters, and gas analyzers.

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ASE 236 Adv. Drivability Diagnosis/Repair

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the inspection, testing and repair of typical computerized engine control systems on customer vehicles

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ASE 250 Auto Trans/Transaxle Service

Focuses on practical methods of maintaining, servicing, and performing minor adjustments on an automatic transmission and transaxle.

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ASE 251 Auto Trans/Transaxle Repairle Repair

Covers diagnosis, principles of hydraulics, principles of electronic components, power flow, theory of operation including removal, installation, and replacement of transmission/transaxle and components.

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ASE 265 HVAC Systems

Emphasizes lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and service of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components.

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EMILY’S STORIES


“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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