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.

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Gainful Employment Information

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. 

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/27/2018 6/10/2019 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
10/1/2018 7/18/2019 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Canceled
1/7/2019 11/1/2019 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist


Part-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/27/2018 4/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–11:30am Closed
9/12/2018 5/1/2020 M–Th 12:00–4:00pm Closed
10/1/2018 6/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–11:30am Canceled
1/7/2019 7/20/2020 M–Th 7:30am–11:30am

Part-Time (evening)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/27/2018 4/1/2020 M–Th 5:00pm–9:00pm Closed
10/1/2018 6/1/2020 M–Th 5:00pm–9:00pm Canceled
1/7/2019 7/20/2020 M–Th 5:00pm–9:00pm  


Program Cost

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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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 19% 9.46/hr ($19,680/yr)

12.67/hr ($26,360/yr)

19.25/hr ($40,040/yr)

32.23/hr ($67,030/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

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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