AUTO MECHANIC VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN AVONDALE, AZ

Train to become an automotive technician in Avondale, Arizona.

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TRAIN FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AT UTI

Phoenix, Arizona, is a rapidly growing city that’s now the fifth largest in the United States. This population increase makes the area a great place to get trained for an automotive career. From mom-and-pop shops to big dealerships, skilled technicians have no shortage of opportunities. Universal Technical Institute’s Avondale campus is located just outside Phoenix and can provide the hands-on training and education needed to enter the industry.

51 weeks

Program length7

3 weeks

Frequency of class start dates

2004

Year campus opened

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students take on the maintenance and repair of all kinds of vehicle models in the Automotive Technology program at UTI’s Avondale campus. In less than a year, graduates can be prepared for entry-level careers in the industry.1

The program follows UTI’s blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab.18 This type of training aligns with what technicians receive in the field today, and it offers students more flexibility with their schedules.

AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

The Automotive program starts with foundational training and builds on this over the course of 51 weeks. This means students of all skill levels are welcome, and those students will get the education they need to set themselves up for success after graduation. Courses covered in the program include:

  • Automotive Engines Service & Repair
  • Vehicle Steering & Suspension Service & Repair
  • Professional Automotive Service Writing
  • Automotive Powertrains & Transmissions
  • Vehicle Electronic Systems & Technology
  • Vehicle Brake Systems
  • Automotive Climate Control Systems & Repair
  • Automotive Power/Performance & Emissions Repair
  • Advanced Technology/Hybrid & Service Advising

TAKE A VIRTUAL AUTOMOTIVE LAB TOUR

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the hands-on training being offered inside the Automotive labs at UTI’s Avondale campus.

AUTOMOTIVE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS NEAR PHOENIX

Automotive Degrees Offered

Graduation documents that complement your skills and experience are great to present to potential employers once you’ve completed your training.

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program at UTI Avondale earn Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees.

AOS degrees are based primarily on vocational-level training and can be useful when applying to jobs in the industry to show you completed a specific level of education.

Automotive Certifications

Students who complete UTI’s Automotive training are also prepared to test for ASE certifications, and that training can substitute for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.16

Students who add additional specialized training to their core automotive program may qualify for manufacturer-specific certifications upon completion.6

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

UTI’s Avondale campus offers several Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs that Automotive students can apply for after completing their core training. These specialized training programs can provide students with the opportunity to work more closely with a specific manufacturer and gain skills that can help set them apart in the industry.

The specialized auto programs offered at UTI Avondale include the 12-week BMW FastTrack program, the 12-week GM Technician Career Training program, the 15-week Ford Accelerated Credential Training program (FACT) and the 12-week Volvo Tekniker Apprentice Program.15

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CAREER OUTLOOK OPPORTUNITIES

Technicians can explore different opportunities within the automotive industry after gaining experience and skills. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced careers for UTI Avondale grads could include:77

    Entry-level

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Smog Inspector
  • Parts Associate

Read our career guide to learn more about potential career paths for Automotive grads.

73,000+

Estimated average annual automotive job openings in the U.S.41

$47,770

Median annual salary* for auto techs in the U.S.25
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

UTI’s Avondale campus is located just outside the city of Phoenix and is close to Phoenix Raceway — a great place for students to spend their time when not in class. There are also plenty of scenic drives around the Valley of the Sun, including Desert Foothills Scenic Drive and the back way to Prescott through Yarnell if you want to hit the high country.

CAMPUS LOCATION

10695 West Pierce Street, Suite 200
    Avondale, AZ 85323

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
Campus Tours
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      W | 10 am & 2 pm
      F&SAT | 10am & 1pm




623-869-9644 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-247-1942 | Financial Aid
800-859-1202 |  Student Services
623-869-9644 |  Career Services

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EXPERIENCE THE CAMPUS

Check out what the UTI Avondale campus is like during one of our guided tours, which are offered Monday through Friday. They can give you a chance to get questions answered and see the labs and classrooms firsthand!

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are a ton of different events scheduled throughout the year at UTI, and they’re happening both in-person and virtually! Click the link below to check out our events calendar so you can plan ahead.

TAKE STEPS TOWARD YOUR FUTURE

By training in the Automotive Technology program at UTI Avondale, students can gain education and experience that can help them prepare to enter the industry. If you’ve thought about pursuing a career as an automotive technician, this is your chance. Click the link below to connect with an Admissions Representative who will help you start the process!
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