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Automotive Service

The Automotive Technology program will prepare you for work in the automotive repair industry. You will be educated both in theory and hands-on applications covering all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) topics. Our program is designed to develop job-ready entry level technicians who are prepared to enter the repair field. Emily Griffith Technical College follows ASE guidelines for each subject.

Our program takes a hands on approach to education. You will have the opportunity to work on school vehicles, taking them apart and putting them back together as they would in a repair facility. Teams are limited to approximately 3 or 4 students to ensure everyone experiences a hands-on education.

When completed, you will have the opportunity to earn eight individual certificates. One for each ASE subject:

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

You will also have the opportunity to earn an Automotive Technology Certificate which verifies you have completed and passed all eight of the ASE Topics.

Other benefits for attending EGTC, in addition to the opportunities for employment in this industry, are our substantial support in job placement along with our strong ties with industry partners such as NAPA.

Our Automotive Service program is affordable, attainable and will provide you with the opportunity to graduate debt free. Apply now to Emily Griffith Technical College and start your journey.

Gainful Employment Information


2016-2017 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – Approx. Aug. 2017
  • 9/20/2016 – Fall 2017
  • 11/7/2016 – Fall 2017
  • 1/9/2017 – Spring 2018
  • 2/7/2017 – Spring 2018

Part-Time (M-Th, 12-4 p.m. or 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/29/2016 – Fall 2017
  • 10/13/2016 – Spring 2018
  • 1/9/2017 – Spring 2018

Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 1,335
  • Total Credit Hours: 68.00
  • Cost per Credit: $88
  • Additional Fees: $1,737
  • Estimated Program Cost: $7,721 (books may add to your final cost)



Code Course Credits
ASE 250 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service 1.00
ASE 251 Automotive Transmission and Transaxle Repair 5.00
ASE 110 Brakes I 3.00
ASE 210 Brakes II 3.00
ASE 102 Introduction to the Automotive Shop 2.00
ASE 120 Basic Auto Electricity 2.00
ASE 123 Battery, Starting & Charging 2.00
ASE 231 Auto/Diesel Computers 2.00
ASE 220 Specialized Electronics Training 2.00
ASE 221 Auto/Diesel Body Electrical 4.00
ASE 134 Automotive Emissions 2.00
ASE 234 Advanced Automotive Emissions 2.00
ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair 2.00
ASE 233 Auto Fuel Injection and Emissions Systems II 4.00
ASE 235 Driveability Diagnosis 1.00
ASE 236 Advanced Drivability Diagnosis/Repair 4.00
ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis 2.00
ASE 160 Automotive Engine Repair 1.00
ASE 161 Engine Repair & Rebuild 5.00
ASE 165 Automotive Machining 2.00
ASE 265 Heating and Air Conditioning 5.00
ASE 150 Manual Drive Train and Axle Maintenance 2.00
ASE 151 Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches 2.00
ASE 152 Differentials & 4WD/AWD Repair 2.00
ASE 140 Suspension and Steering I  3.00
ASE 240 Suspension and Steering II 3.00

It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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What's the average pay for automotive technician jobs?

Check out the latest compensation for automotive technicians on indeed.com.

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Equipment maintenance technician 
  • Heavy equipment technician 
  • Parts specialist 
  • Service advisor
  • Service technician 
  • Small engine repair 
  • Warranty administrator

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Auto repair parts stores
  • Auto repair shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Car leasing companies such as Fleet
  • Auto manufacturers (research and development, testing etc)

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