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.

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Your Courses Will Include:

  • Automotive Engines & Repair
  • Professional Service Writing
  • Automotive Power Trains
  • Brakes
  • Electronic Technology
  • Climate Control
  • Driveability & Emissions Repair
  • 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.

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* 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.

Roush Yates Power & Performance Overview

The Power and Performance Technician Training Program

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.

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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.

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Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT)

If you want to be well 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 leading 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

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

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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.

Available At These Campuses


Mooresville, NC

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Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

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Long Beach, CA

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Avondale, AZ

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Sacramento, CA

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