Automotive: Suspension and Steering (A4)

A4- ASE identifies Suspension and Steering as an individual service area for certification, and it covers the suspension and steering service area. This can be taken as a standalone program or as part of the full Automotive Technology program.

  • This program covers the following components and related systems: Hands on and theory training in shop safety, electrical fundamentals, electronically controlled Suspension systems
  • Steering systems, wheel and tire, tire pressure monitoring, vehicle alignments, and the diagnosis and repair of the related components and their control systems
  • Manufacturer web-based training, ASE practice testing, and final exam

The ASE A4 certification Exam will be taken at an independent testing facility at the conclusion of the program.

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David Simmons


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Greg Mecham


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Matthew Zufelt


  • Automotive Suspension and Steering
  • Program Hours: 120 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi and Spanish Fork.

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Suspension and Steering
  2. ASE A4 Program Certificate in Suspension and Steering

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 2020 opens June 24, 2020 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: 120 Hours. This works out to be approximately 70 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

 Times: Mornings and Afternoons. See schedule details below.

 Locations: MTECH Lehi Trade and Tech and Spanish Fork Campus.

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


  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. 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.

  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

  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 2021 Lehi Trades and Tech Auto Bldg 1/19/21 3/11/21 7:20 AM 10:35 AM M-F
Spring 2021 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 1/19/21 3/11/21 7:20 AM 10:35 AM M-F
Summer 2021 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 6/1/21 7/29/21 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spring 2022 Lehi Trades and Tech Auto Bldg 1/18/22 3/10/22 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Spring 2022 Spanish Fork Auto Bldg 1/18/22 3/10/22 11:30 AM 2:45 PM M-F

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $203.00 Fees include one (1) A3 test administered by 3rd party testing facility.
Tuition $252.00  
total: $545.00  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 $110.00 ISBN: 9781337794213
Job Sheets $56.00 ISBN:9781111647001
Shop Shirt $25.00 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: $352.00  
ASE Certification Exam $37.00 ea.  Optional - paid to ASE when registering for an exam


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