HVAC : Emily Griffith Technical College

HVAC

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.

Enjoy working with your hands? Love building and repairing complex systems? A career in HVAC may be right for you. 

What is HVAC? HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Functioning HVAC systems are important for people to be comfortable in their homes or offices, and they can be essential for running and maintaining certain types of businesses like hospitals and data centers. 

At Emily Griffith, our hybrid program will give you hands-on experience building and maintaining all types of heating and refrigeration systems in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory. You will gain skills in working with electrical control components, as well as in piping and fabrication. 

Latest technology: Our HVAC learning lab features real heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment that you will learn how to build and repair. 

Convenient classes: Take classes two days a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

High-demand career: Enjoy a 93 percent job placement rate in the HVAC field with your Emily Griffith HVAC certificate. Many of our students have jobs before they complete the program. 

Want more information? Get the HVAC Program Flyer and the HVAC Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith HVAC Certificate?

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

  • HVAC Installers
  • HVAC service techs
  • HVAC design engineers

Other potential career paths include jobs with air conditioning supply companies, building contractors, building management companies, heating, and air conditioning contractors, hotel maintenance departments, retailers, wholesale supply houses

Skilled Trades
$9,879
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
10 Months
Full-time program length
1/11/2021
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: No upcoming starts available.
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 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.

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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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
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.

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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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ASE 150 Manual Drive Train & Axle Maintenan

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 Systemsems

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 Electricalal

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 Servicervice

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.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
EMILY’S STORIES


“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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