Automotive Service : Emily Griffith Technical College

Automotive Service

Automotive Service will give you hands-on experience working on real cars with the latest engine analyzers, handheld scanners and other computerized diagnostic equipment. Choose between our full-time program, the part-time afternoon or evening program. You will learn about all aspects of car repair including:

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

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

Graduates 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. 

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or the flyer.

Skilled Trades
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
10 Months
Program length
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"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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