Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) explores automotive industry standards and terminology, career opportunities and classifications, shop operations and safety, tool identification and usage, diagnostic equipment identification and usage, automotive systems, tires and wheels, hydraulic braking systems, cooling systems, lubrication systems, and preventative maintenance. Also included is basic operation of automotive braking systems--operation, diagnosis and basic repair of disc, drum, and basic hydraulic braking systems. The basics of electrical systems, electronic systems, batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, electrical instruments and accessories, and ignition systems will also be studied.  This course focuses on lecture and related experiences in the diagnosis and service of suspensions and steering systems and their components.  This is a prerequisite for all advanced classes.


*Industry Certificate(s) Available
**This is a Front Range College class taught at CDC with concurrent credit attached which requires a separate enrollment and registration process for all students.

***9th grade students may apply, but will need to interview and be accepted by instructors.


FRCC: 1st Sem: ASE 101 - Auto Shop Orientation & ASE 110 - Brake Systems

2nd Sem: ASE 120 - Basic Automotive Electricity & ASE 123 - Battery, Starting and Charging Systems

Course Subject
Course Number
CTE 9803
Grade Level
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Credit
Course Fee
$25.00 Miscellaneous - program shirt, patch