Eastfield College

Elias Alba is a master automotive technician whose specialty was Allison Transmissions before he became an automotive instructor. He started teaching at Waxahachie High School and then moved to Duncanville ISD, where he taught automotive technology for seven years. He joined the Automotive Technology department at Eastfield College in 2001 and currently serves as lead faculty, as well as coordinator of the Honda PACT and Toyota T-TEN programs.

Academic Background

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science

Applied Technology and Performance Improvement

Texas Teacher Certificate in Vocational Trade and Industry, Pre-Empl

CVAE/VEH (Grades 06-12)

Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

ACT Certified Advanced MFL Mid – Spanish

Cedar Valley Community College, Lancaster, TX

Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Technology

Associate of Arts and Science

Universal Technical Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Certificate in Diesel Technology

ASE Certifications

Master Automobile Technician

  • A1 Engine Repair
  • A2 Automatic Transmission
  • A3 Manual Transmission
  • A4 Suspension and Steering
  • A5 Brakes
  • A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 Engine Performance
  • Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Toyota Certified
  • Honda Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Duncanville Ninth Grade Teacher of the Year Award
  • Nominated in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 for the Minnie Stevens Piper Award and the Miles Production Company Excellence in Teaching Award for full-time faculty
  • Eastfield College Vision of Excellence for outstanding teaching