Automotive HVAC Systems

A7- ASE defines Heating and Air conditioning as an individual service area for certification. This may be taken as a standalone program or as part of the full Automotive Technology program. Students will need to have a tool set to complete this program.

The A7 Automotive HVAC program covers the HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) systems for automotive cars and light trucks. Hands on and theory training includes:

  • Shop safety, electrical fundamentals, and all components and systems both mechanical and electronic that are related to a vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system.
  • Manufacturer web-based training, ASE practice testing, and a final exam.

Students will also study and take the online EPA section 609 Certification exam in class as part of the course and the ASE A7 certification exam will be taken 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


  • ASE A7 Program Certificate in Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Program Hours: 60 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in Heating and Air Conditioning.
  • ASE A7 Program Certificate in Heating and Air Conditioning.

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 Summer term opens January 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. online, and 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: 60 Hours.

  Times: Mornings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main and Spanish Fork Campuses

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


  Entrance Assessment: 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 4/22/22 5/17/22 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 4/22/22 5/17/22 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $153.00 Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility.
Tuition $126.00  
total: $369.00  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:9781111647001
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 Exam $37.00 ea.  Optional - paid to ASE when registering for an exam


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