Program Training Plan
The Automotive Vehicle Performance program consists of two courses.
Part 1 is an Automotive Fundamentals course, taught during the summer months, that will introduce students to the safe use of chemicals, hand tools, power tools, protective clothing and equipment, fire protection, shop equipment, EPA and OSHA regulations, customer relations, repair order, time, cost estimation, and ordering of parts.
Part 2, which will be taught during the fall and spring semesters, is designed to teach all aspects of automotive drive train and handling systems on passenger cars, trucks, SUV’s, 4 wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles. Program topics include: manual transmissions and trans-axles, drive shafts and cv axles, brakes, steering and suspension, tires and wheels, and all aspects of vehicle handling, power train performance, and advanced traction control systems. The program will also cover aspects of vehicle modifications for off-road and race-track handling and performance.
Spanish Fork Campus
Thanksgiving Point Campus
|Tuition||$2.00/per enrollment hour|
|High School Cost||Free Tuition + $400 Fees = $400.00|
|Adult Cost||$1,260 Tuition + $400 Fees = $1,660.00|
|Extra Supply Cost||Students will be required to purchase safety glasses and a basic tool kit. It is recommended to students that they also purchase an advance tool kit to complete the program.|
|Avg. Starting Wage||$38,760 Yearly ($18.64 /hr.)|
|Certifications||MATC Certificate of Proficiency (COP) in Vehicle Performance|
Program dates, times, tuition and fees are subject to change.
(High school students qualify for free tuition only until they or their class graduates high school)
Training Materials Cost:
Text/Workbooks: Included with Fees
Tool Kit and Safety Glasses: $140.00
*Textbooks are included in MATC class fees. A detailed tool list will be handed out on the first day of instruction. Prices may vary depending upon tool purchase location. MATC does not offer tools for purchase at the MATC bookstores. Students will not be required to repurchase some items they already own or purchased for earlier MATC Automotive classes.
Program Length630 Hour Program • 12 Months (Summer course + Fall and Spring semesters)
• Student must have a valid driver’s license.
• As part of the admission process, students may be required to complete a basic assessment of reading and math skills. The test is free and takes approximately 2 hr. to complete. For additional information, call the Testing Center at: (801) 753-4110.
2013 Auto Fundamentals Sessions (Part 1) Schedule
|American Fork||Jun. 3, 2013 -- Jul. 1, 2013||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am|
|Spanish Fork||Jun. 3, 2013 -- Jul. 1, 2013||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am|
|Spanish Fork||Jul. 8, 2013 - Aug. 5, 2013||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am|
|Spanish Fork||Aug. 21, 2013 -- Oct. 3, 2013||Tue. -- Thur.||6:00 - 9:00pm|
2013 Fall - 2014 Spring Vehicle Performance Sessions (Part 2) Schedule
|Spanish Fork||Aug. 21, 2013 -- May 23, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||7:30 - 10:30am|
|Thanksgiving Point||Aug. 21, 2013 -- May 23, 2014||Mon. -- Fri.||11:30 - 2:30pm|
Step 1 - Choose one Fundamentals schedule to attend,
(If student has already completed Fundamentals skip to step 2)
Step 2 - Choose one Automotive Vehicle Performance schedule to attend.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY:
Students with previous automotive training may be able to have the Part 1 Fundamentals Course Training (60 hours) requirement waived. Please contact the program instructor or MATC Student Services for information.
THE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROFESSION:
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.
Please see our Refund Policy.