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Universal Technical Institute

Automotive Technology School

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UTI automotive trainingAccelerate into your future with the tools for a truly engaging career.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is ready to give you a training opportunity that can assist you with that goal. Choose from automotive, diesel, and collision repair programs. Get access to facilities intended to mirror real work settings. And get direct practice with the technology and vehicles you're likely to encounter as a professional technician.

Training to Prepare You for the Automotive Industry

Universal Technical Institute partners with top manufacturers to ensure that students are trained on contemporary vehicles using industry standard technology. At UTI you can earn factory technician certification points, putting you on the cutting edge of knowledge in your field and preparing you for ASE certification.

The trained staff at UTI can assist you in finding funding, and the school offers a number of scholarships that can make schooling affordable. Internships are available that can prepare you for real world situations and introduce you to the profession. Plus, employment services at the school are based in extensive relationships within the industry to make transitioning into the professional world easier.

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Universal Technical Institute Programs

UTI is an affordable, credentialed, and supportive opportunity for any student who wants industry standard training in the automotive industry. The training programs begin every 6 weeks, and last for 51 weeks, meaning you could be ready to enter the professional world of automotive technology in just under a year. Take the opportunity to make an easy request for information about one of these programs today!

Automotive Technology

UTI's hands-on automotive technology program enables you to train with the latest technology on the newest vehicles. The classrooms are equipped to industry standards by leading automotive manufacturers. Your course work will include an examination of domestic and foreign vehicle systems, including brakes, fuel, and ignition systems, diagnostic systems, and engine and vehicle modification.

UTI can allow you to choose from a variety of electives focused on individual manufacturers and organizations, giving you the chance to enter the field equipped with specialized expertise. Plus, the program can help you prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations.

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Collision Repair & Refinish Technology

This program will prepare you for work as a professional repair and refinishing technician, ensuring that you are ready to complete the ASE certification tests in structural and non-structural repair, mechanical and electrical Repair, and painting and refinishing. All of UTI's courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) aligned, so you will have top of the line credentials when you enter the workforce.

In addition to ASE, this program can prepare you for DuPont, 3M, and Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications.

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Diesel & Industrial Technology

With accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), this program is designed to provide training related to agricultural, construction, and excavation equipment, as well as Class 3-8 diesel trucks. UTI can give you the opportunity to learn about hydraulic applications, transport refrigeration, and other important areas of the field. And you can gain experience handling a variety of maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair tasks within UTI's industry-simulated facilities.

UTI can give you the opportunity to learn how to work on some of the biggest and most powerful equipment and engines from Cummins, Caterpillar, International, and others. You could even graduate ready to pursue Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

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NASCAR Technician

UTI automotive trainingStart making your own tracks in the racing world. Adding this 15-week elective to your Automotive Technology program can help you speed toward a high-energy future as a motor-sports technician. It's a course of training that is completely endorsed and sponsored by NASCAR.

Imagine getting your hands on actual racing engines as you learn about fabricating and tuning up high-performance machines. UTI's learning facility was built to simulate the environment of a real race shop. And the training experience even includes high-octane practice as part of a pit crew!

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UTI Locations Across the United States

UTI's programs are offered at a number of convenient locations, spanning from Bloomfield to Rancho Cucamonga. The school welcomes you to come and take a campus tour, participate in campus events to test for scholarships, or participate in competitions the school hosts.


Avondale Campus
10695 W Pierce St
Avondale AZ 85323


Long Beach Campus
4175 E Conant St
Long Beach CA 90808

Rancho Cucamonga Campus
9494 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730

Sacramento Campus
4100 Duckhorn Dr
Sacramento CA 95834


Orlando Campus
9751 Delegates Dr
Orlando FL 32837


Lisle Campus
2611 Corporate West Dr
Lisle IL 60532

New Jersey

Bloomfield Campus
1515 Broad St
Bloomfield NJ 07003

North Carolina

Mooresville Campus
220 Byers Creek Rd
Mooresville NC 28117


Exton Campus
750 Pennsylvania Dr
Exton PA 19341


Dallas/Fort Worth Campus
5151 Regent Blvd
Irving TX 75063

Houston Campus
721 Lockhaven Dr
Houston TX 77073

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Generous Student Support

UTI places high value on providing services to students; the school's belief is that it is critical that students have the resources and environment that will best enhance their learning. To maintain these standards, UTI collaborates with Collegiate Housing Services to assist students in finding affordable housing close to campus.

Whether you attend UTI using VA benefits, need assistance with financial aid and loan information, or are looking to apply for scholarships, the qualified professionals at the school are there to help.

Military Benefits at UTI

Returning service members are supported at UTI in turning their military education and training into professional skills, and aiding in the transition to civilian life and employment. UTI strives to help veterans gain employable skills by providing benefits like:

  • Specialized admissions staff for military at each campus
  • 10% discount for veterans
  • Support staff available to help with VA benefits at each campus

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*UTI cannot guarantee employment.

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