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Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga offers an auto mechanic school near Fontana, CA, featuring industry-aligned training, hands-on labs and career services. Keep reading to learn more!
Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, auto mechanic school requires just 51 weeks to complete.1,2 A blended learning model simulates the continuous training automotive technicians in the field undergo.3 How does it work?
Automotive Technology students spend half their time in instructor-led online courses and the other half practicing in hands-on labs that closely resemble the current field. UTI also provides students with practical training as it relates to modern tools and equipment to help them keep up with the technologically evolving industry.
Once students graduate, they can begin pursuing entry-level positions with confidence or continue with specialized training.
Attending a mechanic school that offers a graduation document may prove beneficial as many automotive employers prefer entry-level candidates with a postsecondary education.
Graduates of the auto mechanic training program at UTI earn an associate of occupational studies (AOS) degree. They also gain one of the two years of hands-on work experience needed to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.
The ASE certification is a valuable industry credential that validates competence and experience, and our automotive training program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation. This means that our courses align with the organization's standards.
Students learn the fundamentals of maintenance and repair through the following auto courses:
Some automotive school graduates sharpen their skill set with Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training, where they can gain credentials that may aid them in pursuing careers servicing industry-leading brands. Learn more about the specialized training at UTI Rancho Cucamonga below:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the median annual salary for automotive technicians in the Los Angeles area as $59,770 in May 2022.4 This means half of technicians earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area. But, what about career outlook?
In 2021 there were over 14 million registered motor vehicles on the road in California – more than anywhere else in the country, suggesting that automotive technician skills are important in the state.
Auto mechanics can work in various environments including dealerships, repair shops, lube shops and tire shops. The auto mechanic training program at UTI Rancho Cucamonga helps prepare students for entry-level automotive roles, but as with any industry, over time you may be able to advance in your career with experience and hard work.5
A few examples of entry-level and advanced automotive roles include:
It’s important to note that the automotive roles available in Fontana and the surrounding areas will be based on demand and may vary. However, UTI’s Career Advisors can help graduates search for potential careers within the area they desire.
LEARN MORE HERE: TYPES OF CAREERS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
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9494 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
TU&TH | 10am, 2pm, 6pm
W | 10 am & 2 pm
F | 10am & 1pm
SAT | 9am & 1pm
In addition to automotive training, UTI Rancho Cucamonga also provides diesel, welding, industrial maintenance, robotics & automation and wind turbine programs.
Build the skills to maintain and repair various diesel engines in just 45 weeks.2 Participate in courses that cover engine servicing and repair, brake systems and chassis, preventative maintenance and more. Comparable to the automotive school program, Diesel Technology students get ready to test for ASE certification. They’re also awarded a diploma upon completion.
Train for an entry-level career as a combination welder and obtain a diploma through UTI's 36-week Welding Technology training program. Develop and hone skills in the four primary arc welding methods within a setting that simulates real-world conditions and allows students to familiarize themselves with modern technologies.
Build the skills required to maintain machinery found in the energy and manufacturing sectors in our 30-week Industrial Maintenance Technician training program. Our expert instructors delve into subjects such as energy industry fundamentals, safety compliance, DC and AC electrical theory and more.
Learn how to help various industries streamline their tasks through robotic machines and automated systems. UTI’s Robotics & Automation Technician training program prepares students for entry-level careers in the field in just 51 weeks. No previous experience is required as our dedicated instructors build students’ knowledge from the ground up.