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
$9,874
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Full Time Program
10 Months
Program length
8/29/2022
Next Start Date
11/7/22, 6/5/23
Available Start Dates
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Course Information

Required Courses

ASE 1002 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: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1002 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: 08/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1002 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: 08/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1002 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: 11/07/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1010 Auto 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements.

Start Date: 06/26/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1010 Auto 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements.

Start Date: 09/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1010 Auto 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements.

Start Date: 10/19/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1010 Auto 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements.

Start Date: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1020 Basic Auto Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 06/05/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1020 Basic Auto Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 08/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1020 Basic Auto Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 09/14/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1020 Basic Auto Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 11/07/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1023 Starting & 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements.

Start Date: 06/21/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1023 Starting & 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements.

Start Date: 09/14/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1023 Starting & 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements.

Start Date: 10/04/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1023 Starting & 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. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements.

Start Date: 11/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1024 Advanced Ignition SystemDiagnosis & Repair

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

Start Date: 02/06/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1024 Advanced Ignition SystemDiagnosis & Repair

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

Start Date: 04/19/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1030 General Engine Diagnosis

Covers how to perform basic engine diagnosis to determine condition of engine including engine support systems. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 10/19/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1030 General Engine Diagnosis

Covers how to perform basic engine diagnosis to determine condition of engine including engine support systems. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 01/19/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1030 General Engine Diagnosis

Covers how to perform basic engine diagnosis to determine condition of engine including engine support systems. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 01/19/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1032 Ignition System Diagnosisand Repair

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

Start Date: 01/24/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1032 Ignition System Diagnosisand Repair

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

Start Date: 04/06/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1034 Autofuel & Emissions Systems 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: 01/19/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1034 Autofuel & Emissions Systems 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: 04/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1040 Suspension and Steering I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements

Start Date: 07/12/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1040 Suspension and Steering I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements

Start Date: 09/19/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1040 Suspension and Steering I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements

Start Date: 11/29/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1040 Suspension and Steering I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements

Start Date: 12/01/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1041 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: 10/04/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1041 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: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1041 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: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1050 Manual Drive Train andAxle Maintenance

Covers the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shafts, propeller shafts, and universal joints. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 11/02/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1050 Manual Drive Train andAxle Maintenance

Covers the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shafts, propeller shafts, and universal joints. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 04/06/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1050 Manual Drive Train andAxle Maintenance

Covers the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shafts, propeller shafts, and universal joints. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 02/06/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1051 Manual Trans/Transaxles/Clutch I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, and related components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 11/17/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1051 Manual Trans/Transaxles/Clutch I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, and related components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 04/25/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1051 Manual Trans/Transaxles/Clutch I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, and related components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 02/22/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1052 Man Trans/Transax/Clutch 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: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1052 Man Trans/Transax/Clutch 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: 05/10/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1052 Man Trans/Transax/Clutch 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: 03/09/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1061 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: 11/09/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1061 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: 02/08/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1061 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: 02/08/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1070 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 01/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1070 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 03/13/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 1070 Laboratory Experience I

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

Start Date: 03/13/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2010 Auto Power/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. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 07/10/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2010 Auto Power/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. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 10/17/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2010 Auto Power/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. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 11/07/2022
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2010 Auto Power/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. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 01/19/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2021 Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

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

Start Date: 05/01/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2033 Auto Fuel Injection and EmissionsSystems II

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

Start Date: 02/08/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2033 Auto Fuel Injection and EmissionsSystems II

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

Start Date: 04/25/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2035 Driveability & Diagnosis

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

Start Date: 02/27/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2035 Driveability & Diagnosis

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

Start Date: 05/09/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2036 Advanced DriveabilityDiagnosis/Repair

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

Start Date: 03/14/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2050 Auto Transmission/Transaxle Service

Focuses on practical methods of maintaining, servicing, and performing minor adjustments on an automatic transmission and transaxle. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 03/20/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2050 Auto Transmission/Transaxle Service

Focuses on practical methods of maintaining, servicing, and performing minor adjustments on an automatic transmission and transaxle. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 07/10/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2051 Automotive Transmission andTransaxle 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. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 04/03/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2065 Heating andAir Conditioning Systems

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

Start Date: 05/10/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
ASE 2065 Heating andAir Conditioning Systems

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

Start Date: 05/30/2023
Instructor: Greg Begun
EMILY’S STORIES


Her advice for other students is to "never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!"

Irma is from Juarez, Mexico. She came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old and has lived in the U.S. for 60 years and in Denver for 30 years. 

She works as a Street Supervisor for RTD, where she writes memos about accidents and incidents reports.  She chose to study at Emily Griffith because she wanted to improve her written English. She would like to move into a lead supervisor position but she needs to be able to communicate at a higher level so that others can easily understand what she writes. 

To help her achieve her goal of becoming a lead street supervisor for RTD, Irma has taken classes that RTD offers, as well as English classes, and is learning computer skills. Her dream is to get a bachelor’s degree in management. 

Her advice for other students is to “never stop thinking big! You are never too young or too old to follow your dreams!”

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