Automotive Engine Repair

ASE identifies Engine Repair (A1) as an individual service area for certification. This can be taken as a standalone program or as part of the full Automotive Technology program.  The engine repair program involves theory and hands on training the following study areas:

  • Safety training, electrical fundamentals, General Engine Diagnosis
  • Cylinder Head and Valve Train Diagnosis and Repair, Engine Block Diagnosis and Repair, Lubrication and Cooling Systems Diagnosis and Repair,Fuel, Electrical, Ignition and Exhaust Systems Diagnosis and Repair
  • Manufacturer web-based training

ASE practice testing will be conducted in class, and the ASE A1 Certification Exam at an independent testing facility at the conclusion of the course.

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Matthew Zufelt

Lead Instructor

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David Simmons


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Greg Mecham


  • Automotive Engine Repair
  • Program Hours: 150 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in Engine Repair
  • Program Certification in ASE A1 Engine Repair

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: 150 Hours. This works out to be approximately 50 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

  Times: Mornings and Afternoons. 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 Entrance Assessment and the Maintenance & 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 Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Spring 2022 Lehi Tech and Trades 3/8/2022 5/19/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork 3/8/2022 5/19/2022 11:45 AM 2:45 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $195.00  Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility.
Tuition $315.00  
total: $600.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Thompson Automotive Technology a Systems Approach, 7th Ed. $111.00 ISBN: 9781337794213
Engine Repair NATEF Standard Job Sheets $56.00 ISBN:9781111646974
Shop Workshirt $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 per exam

Optional - paid directly to ASE at time of testing


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