Your school has a tremendous opportunity to help its vocational students capitalize on their education and get a head start on postsecondary training that leads directly to a rewarding career path. By establishing Articulation Agreements with Universal Technical Institute (UTI), NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech) and Motorcyle Mechanics Institute (MMI), your school can make it possible for qualified, motivated students to earn advanced placement or discounts in professional technician training programs. That means students can save time and money by receiving credit for certain courses they've already mastered in your school's vocational education program.
To qualify for advanced placement with UTI, NASCAR Tech or MMI, students must graduate from secondary schools with Articulation Agreements on file with UTI, NASCAR Tech or MMI. Advanced placement opportunities are available for up to four UTI, NASCAR Tech or MMI courses. Eligible students must start their postsecondary training within one year of high school graduation.
For automotive and diesel students, their secondary schools' programs must have earned appropriate NATEF accreditation. For collision repair students, their schools' programs must be members of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance in order for them to take advantage of the advanced placement opportunity. Collision repair students from programs that are not members of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance but have NATEF Collision Repair certifications are only eligible for a $500 articulation discount. NATEF accreditation does not apply toward advanced placement at MMI.
The UTI and NASCAR Tech basic engine rebuilding courses and the MMI theory course are excluded from advanced placement. This is to ensure all students possess the appropriate level of technical knowledge essential for their educational and professional success.