UTI offers the ultimate technician training program and has for nearly 50 years. Intensely hands-on. You’ll work on the latest models of the world’s hottest brands. It’s real world experience.


Industry's Choice

We're proud to say: the world's top automotive brands choose UTI for technician training. They choose us for the quality of our programs and for the quality of our graduates. If you’re serious about working in the auto industry, UTI is the direct line to top manufacturers.

UTI Instructors


Experience and Expertise 

UTI offers the best in hands-on classes taught by expert instructors in state-of-the-industry facilities. From hard work to know-how, our students are equipped industry-ready.

Program Overview

In this 51-week* program, you'll learn how to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and foreign automobiles. You will also find out how to troubleshoot problems of all kinds, using the latest engine analyzers, handheld scanners and other computerized diagnostic equipment.

You'll learn everything from basic engine systems to computerized fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, passenger restraint systems, computerized engine controls and much more.
Auto Program Overview

Your courses will include:

  • Automotive Engines & Repair
  • Professional Service Writing
  • Automotive Power Trains
  • Brakes
  • Electronic Technology
  • Climate Control
  • Driveability & Emissions
  • Advanced Diagnostic Systems
  • Power & Performance**

UTI’s Automotive Technology program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Graduates of UTI’s Automotive Technician Training program are well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute their training for one year of the two years of work experience required to become ASE Certified.


* Course length is 48-weeks at the Mooresville, NC Nascar Technical Institute campus.
** Power & Performance course not available at the Mooresville, NC Nascar Technical Institute campus.

Want to bring on the horsepower? As part of UTI’s Automotive Technology training program, you can learn how to rev up the speed and modify cars off the lot with three highly popular courses.

Each of UTI’s 3-week Roush Yates Power & Performance courses delivers special training in engine/vehicle modification, including blueprinting and design as well as dyno testing and verification.

Power & Performance: Jesse Campbell

UTI will give you the “tuning” skills you’ll need to perform vehicle modifications while keeping your specs and emissions strictly street legal. UTI brings you up to speed in one of the fastest growing sectors in automotive technology: the personalization and performance enhancements of sport compact cars.

You’ll get the lowdown on power adders — superchargers, turbochargers, cold air induction, nitrous, ignition and exhaust upgrades — and you’ll figure out how they perform during dyno testing.

UTI brings you high-power training. You’ll learn how to get the “biggest bang for the buck” and to optimize performance through modification.

The Roush Yates Power & Performance courses meet the needs of the true performance enthusiast, covering everything from converters and camshafts to cylinder heads and nitrous oxide. Performance modifications will be put to the test on a chassis dyno and engine dyno.

The skills you’ll learn in Roush Yates Power & Performance will make you a better technician.

The best way to get a job faster, with better pay, and to become more attractive to potential employers.

If you want to be best positioned for a career you'll love, UTI's MSAT programs are the way to go. Employers want to hire technicians who are ready to work, and UTI's factory-authorized training ensures that you train on the latest vehicles, tools and equipment supplied by the world's best manufacturers.

On average, graduates who have completed an MSAT program land a job more quickly and bring home higher starting pay.*

Hear What Employers Say About UTI's MSAT Programs

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*Based on a comparison of graduates from core programs versus graduates taking one or more MSAT program between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2011. Not all MSAT electives are available at all locations. See individual campus pages for MSAT elective availability.

Financial aid is assistance from government and private sources to students to help pay for their education costs. Most students utilize a combination of aid types, such as grants, scholarships, and student loans.

The financial aid process may feel time consuming, but we’re here to help you (and your parents) throughout the process.

UTI works with you to determine your financial aid eligibility and the aid amount available, given your financial situation. It's worth asking about. Most of UTI's former graduates have benefited from financial aid. But only those who apply may receive assistance.

Scholarship Funding

Amount UTI funds in scholarships and other sources of funding to our students annually.

UTI Gets You Ready to Work.

Our industry relationships and manufacturer programs have allowed us to build a nationwide network of companies looking to hire our graduates.

Because of this, 4 out of 5 of our graduates get jobs in their field of study.*

We have local employment specialists available at each campus to help you find employment while you’re in school. And, we have a centralized team that specializes in assisting graduates find jobs by building national relationships with dealers, distributors and other large employers across the country.

We can help you with:

  • Professional resume development
  • Part-time employment assistance during school
  • Interview training techniques
  • A nationwide job database
  • On-campus interviews
  • Career development classes
  • Employer recruitment
  • Ongoing employment services

Catalog (1) 2015-2016

This catalog is for programs at the Exton, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; Lisle, Illinois; Norwood, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; and Rancho Cucamonga, California, campuses.

Catalog (2) 2015-2016

This catalog is for programs at the Avondale, Arizona; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Long Beach and Sacramento, California; and Orlando, Florida, campuses.