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.


  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Applied Technology and Performance Improvement, University of North Texas
  • Texas Teacher Certificate in Vocational Trade and Industry, Pre-Empl,
    CVAE/VEH (Grades 6-12)
  • Associate in Applied Sciences, Automotive Technology, Cedar Valley College
  • Associate in Arts and Sciences, Cedar Valley College
  • Certificate in Diesel Technology, Universal Technical Institute, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • ACTFL-Certified Advanced Mid-Spanish

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