Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (A2)

ASE identifies Automatic transmissions/transaxles (A2) as an individual service area for certification. This program covers both Automatic transmissions and transaxles that involve the drive train, which is a series of components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels. This is offered as a standalone program or as part of the full Automotive Technology program.

Hands on and theory training are offered and the following subjects are covered:

  • Safety training, electrical fundamentals, General Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis
  • In-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Maintenance and Repair, Off-Vehicle Transmission/Transaxle Repair, and other related control systems operation diagnosis and repair
  • Manufacturer web-based training, ASE practice testing, final exam

ASE Certification Exam at an independent testing facility at the conclusion of the program.

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Matthew Zufelt

Lead Instructor

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David Simmons


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Greg Mecham


  • Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles
  • Program Hours: 210 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Automatic Transmission and Transaxles
  2. Program Certificate in ASE A2 Automatic Transmission 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 2021 opens April 20, 2021 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: 210 Hours. This works out to be approximately 70 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

 Times: Mornings. See schedule details below.

 Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Lehi Trades and Tech and Spanish Fork Campuses.

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

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  Prerequisites: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit  

  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.

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

  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.


Session Location Room Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Spring 2022 Lehi Auto Bldg 1/3/2022 4/18/2022 11:30 am 2:30 pm M-F
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 1/3/2022 4/18/2022 7:30 am 10:30 am M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $328.00  Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility
Tuition $441.00  
total: $859.00  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: 9781111646981
Shop Shirt $35.00  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: $362.00  
ASE Certification Exams $37.00 ea.  Optional - Paid to ASE when registering for an exam


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