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Graduating from a school with a quality reputation is important. UTI is the leading provider of training for students preparing for careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, CNC machining and welding technicians. More than 200,000 students have graduated from UTI during our more than 50-year history. Our reputation is built on the quality of our training and instructors, our industry relationships as well as the success that UTI graduates experience in their careers.
UTI has relationships with leading manufacturers, aftermarket parts companies and performance shops to help build curriculum. The companies that work with UTI do so for a reason: They trust UTI to train the technicians that they employ.
Leading brands in the industry recruit skilled graduates from UTI. Some even offer tuition reimbursement programs as an incentive. Those programs may help students pay for school.14
The technology in the field should be the same you train with in the lab. That’s why we have relationships with companies like K&N, Roush Yates Performance and Snap-on provide equipment and tools for our labs.
Our courses and hands-on specialized training are developed hand-in-hand with the manufacturers.
There are more than 1 billion cars on the road and 250 million of them are in the United States. The industry needs technicians, and UTI’s manufacturer relationships and employment assistance can help get you on your career path.
Our manufacturer and aftermarket relationships mean you will be learning, hands-on, in labs featuring the
technology and equipment used in the field.
All of our instructors have years of experience working as technicians in the field. They also have a genuine
interest in your success.
We teach what industry says matters most. You can complete an
entry-level technician program in about a year, add manufacturer training and graduate in as little
as 18 months. Our auto, diesel and collision repair training programs are accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, a division of the National Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates are well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute
our training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE Certified. Learn more about how to become ASE certified mechanic.
There is demand for skilled technicians. Students at UTI can get hands-on training in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine, and collision repair industries as well as CNC machining and welding.
Today’s complex vehicles require skilled technicians to repair and maintain them. And in our fast-paced world, people can’t wait when those vehicles break down. Jobs like that can’t be outsourced. These are some of the career paths that our graduates can pursue.
Today’s dealerships and service centers use state-of-the-industry technology to diagnose and repair vehicles. Our campuses do the same. Today’s cars are essentially computers on wheels, and our diagnostics and service technology used on campus reflects the latest equipment to check under the hood.
We have a team of specialists who work with our industry partners, national dealerships, distributors and other employers of all sizes across the country to identify potential jobs for graduates.
We’ll help you write your resume so you can professionally present your qualifications and work history.
Whether it’s a part-time job during school or a full-time career after graduation, you'll have access to exclusive job postings with employers looking for skilled workers.1
Our Employment Services staff can help guide you as you prepare to enter the workforce.
We can't sit in your interviews but we can help make sure that you're prepared.
As a UTI graduate of the automotive training program, you will be well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute our training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE Certified.
ASE certification shows employers and clients that you are committed and professional, and demonstrates your knowledge and skills. ASE certification may also increase your earnings potential and improve opportunities for career advancement.
Visit ASE.com for more information about the value of certification.
And, you can take your training to a higher level by supplementing your training program with advanced training. Our industry relationships mean you have more opportunities to specialize your training and earn valuable certifications and credentials that aren't available at other trade schools!Certifications vary by program.
If you’re still wondering “Why UTI,” contact our admissions representatives to have all your questions answered. Because by the end, the only question you’ll have is, “Why not?”
1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, and to review the applicable Gainful Employment disclosure, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
5) UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a technician, such as: parts associate, service writer, fabricator, paint and paint prep, and shop owner/operator. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
14) Incentive programs and employee eligibility are at the discretion of the employer and available at select locations. Special conditions may apply. Talk to potential employers to learn more about the programs available in your area. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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