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.
- Automotive Brakes
- Program Hours: 135 hours
- Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Brakes Program Certificate
- ASE A5 Brakes Program Certificate
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: 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: 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 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
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Fall 2021||Lehi Trades and Tech||Auto Bldg||10/21/2021||12/22/2021||7:15 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2021||Spanish Fork||Auto Bldg||10/21/2021||12/22/2021||7:15 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Trades and Tech||Auto Bldg||10/16/2022||12/22/202||11:30 AM||2:45 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork||Auto Bldg||10/16/2022||12/22/202||11:45 AM||3:00 PM||M-F|
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$178.00||Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility.|
|total:||$551.50||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Thompson Automotive Technology A Systems Approach, 7th edition||$111.00||ISBN: 9781337794213|
|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|
|ASE Certification Exam||$37.00 ea.||Optional - paid to ASE when registering for an exam|