Automotive Maintenance
and Light Repair

This is a 270-hour pre-requisite course to the other automotive programs offered. it is 75% theory and 25% hands on lab instruction. Participation in this class may be waived by passing an entrance exam at any one of our testing centers with an 80% score or better, or by having obtained the G1 certification by ASE prior to enrollment. A determination may also be made by attending an instructor interview, if you have prior industry experience and the instructor determines your level of automotive knowledge is sufficient for success in the A series programs. 

Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. Service technicians work on traditional mechanical components, such as engines, transmissions, belts, and hoses. However, they must also be familiar with a growing number of electronic systems. Braking, transmission, and steering systems, for example, are controlled primarily by computers and electronic components. Maintenance and Light Repair gives students a solid foundation in a variety of areas within the automotive industry including:

Shop and Personal Safety

Engine Repair

Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

Manual Drive Train and Axles

Suspension and Steering Systems


Electrical Systems

Heating and Air Conditioning

Engine Performance

Customer Service and Professionalism

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David Simmons


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Greg Mecham


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Matthew Zufelt


  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Program Hours: 270 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.

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: 270 Hours. This works out to be approximately 90 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

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

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

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


  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  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  

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

  Students must have a valid Driver's License


Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Fall 2021 Lehi 08/17/2021 12/22/2021 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2021 Lehi 08/17/2021 12/22/2021 11:30 AM 2:40 PM M-F
Fall 2021 Lehi 08/17/2021 12/22/2021 6:00 PM 9:55 PM M-Th
Fall 2021 Spanish Fork 08/17/2021 12/22/2021 7:20 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Fall 2021 Spanish Fork 08/17/2021 12/22/2021 11:45 AM 2:55 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi 01/18/2022 5/19/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi 01/18/2022 5/19/2022 11:30 AM 2:45 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi 01/18/2022 5/19/2022 6:00 PM 9:45 PM M-Th
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork 01/18/2022 5/19/2022 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2022

Spanish Fork

01/18/2022 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 $100.00  
Tuition $567.00  
total: $757.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies

Item Cost Notes
Textbook $67.00 ISBN: 978-1-111-30741-7
Workbook $37.00 ISBN: 978-1-111-30742-4
Shop Workshirt $35.00  
Toolkit $150.00 Details first day of class
Safety Glasses $10.00  
ASE G1 Test $78.00 Test to be taken at a 3rd party test administrator. Details will be given in class
total: $299.00  

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