Frequently Asked Questions

Student Services

Do you supply books and tools to use while in school?

UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI provide all workbook materials and major tools needed in labs. Each student is required to purchase a multimeter for use in the program.

Do you offer a health/medical plan for students?

No. However, UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI maintain general liability insurance that covers each student for up to $5,000 in treatment for injuries received on its premises during regular class hours.

Is there tutoring available?

Yes, generally upon request and at the availability of an instructor.

Do you offer job search assistance?

Yes, UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI offers students assistance finding local employment while enrolled and after graduation. However, it cannot guarantee employment or salary.

How will you help me find a job after I complete the program?

Our Employment Services Department staff will take you through some basic job search training, help you develop a resume and market yourself to potential employers, and provide leads from employers we know are hiring. As a graduate, you also will have access to job posting on our alumni website UTI Connect.

How and when do I apply for financial aid?

Upon acceptance to UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI, you will receive a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and information for applying online. You are required to complete and submit the application upon receipt to ensure our Financial Aid department can process your paperwork and advise you of what you may qualify for prior to your start.

I know I do not qualify for financial aid. Do I still need to apply?

If you are planning to apply for student or parent loans, you are required to complete and file your FAFSA by regular mail or online. Although not required, UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI encourages online FAFSA completion because applications are processed faster.

What types of jobs will be available to me while I am in school?

Most UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI students look for part-time jobs. UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI does not provide jobs but does provide a list of local employers interested in hiring our students. The types of available/filled?? jobs vary by campus location and applicants’ work experience. Many of these jobs are entry-level and pay minimum range. For budgeting purposes, students are encouraged to assume an hourly rate equivalent to minimum wage.

What employment opportunities will be available to me upon graduation?

While UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI cannot guarantee employment or salary, we place a great emphasis on helping you find a job by sharing interview techniques and our job openings database. Our graduates typically start out as entry-level technicians in such places as dealerships, independent shops, specialty shops, trucking companies and construction companies.

Will I be ASE certified upon graduation?

To become ASE certified, a technician is required to have two years of work experience and pass ASE Certifications. Training at UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI counts for one year of work experience and the curriculum can prepare you to take the ASE examinations. However, at least an additional year of work experience is required to be ASE Certified. (Refer to School Catalog for additional details. )

How much vacation time do I get?

There is no vacation time at our year-round schools but UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI does recognize legal holidays. Special consideration is provided for emergency cases and handled through the Student Affairs Advisor or Student Services Director at the campus.

Will I have to register my vehicle in the state where my campus is located?

Laws vary from state to state. You can refer to the Student Services Director at your campus for verification.

Does UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI help locate housing?

Yes. UTI/NASCAR Tech/MM partners with Collegiate Housing Services to assist students with locating and securing housing. There are also housing coordinators at the campus who can assist you with any questions you may have. Each student is responsible for determining and securing appropriate housing. Dorms are not provided.

When will I receive my schedule?

Your schedule will be provided during Welcome Week and after you have completed the financial aid process.

Do I get to choose my session?

Class sessions are automatically assigned.

What if I am working and my class schedule conflicts with my work schedule?

Modification to the schedule can be considered but only for those students who provide proof of employment schedule. You can contact your Student Relations Coordinator at the campus for assistance with this once you have located a job.

What additional expenses must I pay prior to starting class?

During Welcome Week you must pay the digital multimeter fee and one-time lab fee. In certain cases you also will be required to purchase a calculator. All book costs are included in the tuition. Keep in mind that you will also need to save enough money prior to starting class to cover the first one to two months of expenses.

Enrollment

When do classes start?

Typically, classes start every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the location.

When can I enroll in the school?

Anytime.

Do I need a high school diploma to attend?

Generally, yes. Please see the specific requirements here and in the school catalog.

Courses

Do you offer degrees?

An Associate of Occupational Studies degree is granted to all graduates of UTI's Avondale campus except those enrolled in Diesel Technology II. All other campuses issue diplomas.

What about the manufacturer specific "graduate programs"?

These programs offer graduates the opportunity for tuition-paid advanced manufacturer specific training for those who meet the various manufacturers' entrance requirements. These programs are not considered within the scope of the accredited approved programs offered by UTI. The programs are offered through a UTI subsidiary, Custom Training Group (CTG).

Financial Aid Info

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Financial aid in the form of federal student loans and grants is available to those who qualify and are eligible.

General Info

Where are you located?

UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI has campuses in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Is UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI accredited?

Yes, each campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Is UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI licensed?

Yes, each campus is licensed in the state in which it is located.

Do other agencies and organizations recognize the schools?

Many UTI campuses are recognized by and accept students from the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other third-party sponsors and rehabilitation agencies.

How can I schedule a campus tour?

Contact us today to set up a tour!

Miscellaneous

I am a veteran. Do you participate in programs from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs?

Most UTI campuses are approved for training veterans. However, a school must have operated for two consecutive years prior to receiving VA approval to partcipate in veterans benefits programs. Check with the campus you would like to attend to be sure it is approved.

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