Automotive: Brakes (A5)


A5- ASE identifies Brakes as an individual service area for certification. This may be taken as a standalone program or as part of the full Automotive Technology program, and it covers the brakes certification area.

This program covers the following:

  • Hands on and theory training in diagnosis, service and repair of the automotive and light truck braking systems
  • Shop safety, electrical fundamentals, electro-hydraulic components (such as the brake lines and master cylinder) that transfers power from the brake pedals to either disc or drum brakes
  • Mechanical foundation brake systems and components (such as discs and pads or drums and shoes) that create the friction required to stop the vehicle
  • Related electronic systems and its components that notify the driver of a failure in the brake system
  • Anti-lock brake (ABS) systems, stability control systems, and electrical system components and how they work to prevent tire skidding
  • Manufacturer web-based training, ASE practice testing, and a final exam

The ASE A5 certification exam will be taken at an independent testing facility at the conclusion of the program.

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  2. ASE A5 Program Certificate in Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

Program Snapshot

 Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.

Registration Availability: Registration for Fall 2020 opens June 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

 Program Length: 135 Hours. This works out to be approximately 45 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

 Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

 Locations: MTECH Trades and Tech & Spanish Fork Campus.

 Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.

Prerequisites

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.  

  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration. After completing the Career Ready Assessment and the Maintainence & Light Repair pre-requisite course, high school students may take any classes available that fit their schedule. Some programs are not a semester long, and students will need to take 2 individual programs to fill a semester.

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.

  G1 Maintenance And Light Repair Course Completed with a B- or better prior to enrollment. This May Be Waived By Completion of the MLR Challenge Test in the Testing Center with a score of 80% and above, and either the completion of High School Auto Class, Auto Fundamentals, or adequate work experience.

  All students must have a valid driver’s license

Schedule

Session Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2020 Lehi Trades and Tech Auto Bldg 10/19/20 12/23/20 7:20 AM 10:40 AM M-F
Fall 2020 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 10/19/20 12/23/20 7:20 AM 10:40 AM M-F
Fall 2021 Lehi Trades and Tech Auto Bldg 10/XX/21 12/XX/21 11:30 AM 2:30 AM M-F
Fall 2021 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 10/XX/21 12/XX/21 11:45 AM 2:45 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $178.00 Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility.
Tuition $283.50  
total: $551.50  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Thompson Automotive Technology A Systems Approach, 7th edition $111.00 ISBN: 9781337794213
Job Sheets $56.00 ISBN:9781111647001
Shop Shirt $25.00 Students only need one shirt. They will not be charged for a shirt if they have one from a previous MTECH  Auto class.
Toolkit $150.00 A detailed list will be distributed on the first day of instruction
Safety Glasses $10.00  
total: $352.00  
ASE Certification Exam $37.00 ea.  Optional - paid to ASE when registering for an exam

 

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