Automotive Service

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
$9,879
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
10 Months
Full-time program length
8/17/2020
Next Start Date
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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.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 09/28/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 10/15/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 09/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

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

Start Date: 10/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

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

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

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

Start Date: 12/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis

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

Start Date: 10/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
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.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 09/16/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 11/10/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 134 Autofuel & Emissions Syst 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.

Start Date: 12/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 134 Autofuel & Emissions Syst 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.

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

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

Start Date: 12/09/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

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

Start Date: 09/23/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 150 Manual Drive Train & Axle Maintenan

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

Start Date: 09/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 151 Man Trans/Transaxles&Clutch I

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

Start Date: 09/22/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 10/07/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 11/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 12/08/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 12/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 12/09/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 210 Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems ems

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.

Start Date: 11/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 210 Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems ems

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.

Start Date: 09/29/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 221 Auto/Diesel Body Electrical al

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

Start Date: 10/21/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
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.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 235 Driveability and Diagnosis

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

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 235 Driveability and Diagnosis

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

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
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

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 250 Auto Trans/Transaxle Service rvice

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

Start Date: 09/23/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 251 Auto Trans/Transaxle Repair le 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.

Start Date: 09/30/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
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.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
EMILY’S STORIES


“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

Gabriella Montes has wanted to be a nurse ever since she was a little girl. She moved to Colorado when she was 11 from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. When one of her brothers got sick a few years ago, she gave him one of her kidneys. “Helping him then and in the future is one of my biggest motivations for becoming an LPN,” explains Gabriella. 

She has been working in healthcare in a variety of roles. She completed training in Medical Bilingual Assisting with Pima Medical Institute as well as Nurse Assisting with Lutheran Family Services. She has work experience as a bilingual Medical Assistant and a phlebotomist, and she currently works as a CNA. But she still wanted to become a full-fledged nurse. 

A friend recommended the Practical Nursing program at Emily Griffith, but she needed some help with the reading and math tests. So she took classes in our Adult Education program. 

“Emily Griffith is a good place to study,” says Gabriella. “Teachers are very nice and they help you all of the time when you have questions.”

There’s also a special place called the Student Success Center where everybody can study. That’s where she goes to study extra hours before class starts.

Gabriella recently passed the math test to get into the LPN program thanks to the help she received through the Adult Education program. She says it has been challenging to balance work, family, and school but she says, “It’s not easy but with time and dedication, you can do it!” 

Her advice to other students? “Don’t let anyone stop you!” 

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