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Auto Mechanic School Near Irvine, CA

Auto Mechanic School Near Irvine, CA

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Auto Mechanic School Near Irvine, CA

Coming up short in your “automotive schools near me” searches? UTI offers an auto mechanic school near Irvine, CA, that takes less than a year to complete, promotes career readiness and prepares students to test for professional certification.1,2

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING NEAR IRVINE, CA

Located in Long Beach, CA, UTI’s auto mechanic training program near Irvine lasts just 51 weeks! The Automotive Technology program practices a blended learning model to offer students flexibility and mirrors the ongoing training automotive techs in the field receive. Students follow instructor-led online training then apply their knowledge in hands-on labs, complete with current tools, technologies and equipment.3

Throughout their studies, students learn to maintain, diagnose and repair various domestic and foreign automobile makes and models, so that when they graduate, they can feel prepared to pursue entry-level roles.

MECHANIC SCHOOL DEGREE AND CERTIFICATIONS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that automotive employers prefer candidates who have a postsecondary education. They also value industry certification. It's important to keep these things in mind when searching for an automotive school.

UTI graduates earn an associate of occupational studies (AOS) degree that they can present to employers as verification of their training. Our automotive training program is also accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation, meaning our training aligns with the organization's standards, and our curriculum helps prepare students with the knowledge they need to test for valuable industry-standard ASE credentials.

Graduates also earn one of the two years of hands-on work experience required to take ASE certification exams.

MECHANIC SCHOOL COURSES OFFERED

UTI’s automotive courses were developed in conjunction with industry leaders. Course topics include:

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

AUTO MECHANIC SCHOOL SPECIALIZED TRAINING


Help give yourself a competitive edge with specialized training from an industry-leading brand. Learn more about UTI Long Beach’s manufacturer-specific advanced training program at the link below:

BMW

BMW FastTrack program

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES NEAR IRVINE, CA

According to the BLS, the median annual salary for automotive technicians in the Los Angeles area was $59,770 in May 2022.4 This means half earn more and half earned less. Remember that salary can depend on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

California may be an exciting state to pursue an automotive career as its congested roadways create a demand for technician skills. In fact, in May 2021 the state boasted the highest number of registered vehicles in the country!

AUTO MECHANIC JOBS IN IRVINE, CA

The automotive training program at UTI Long Beach can help prepare students to pursue entry-level roles in the industry, such as:

  • Automotive technician
  • Serivce writer
  • Smog inspector
  • Parts associate

While most of our auto mechanic school grads start in entry-level positions, as with any industry, over time you may able to advance in your career with experience and hard work.5 Advanced automotive positions include:

  • Service manager
  • Diagnostic technician
  • Fleet technician
  • Shop owner

READ: TYPES OF CAREERS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Keep in mind that job availability is reliant on current demand. Therefore, these automotive roles may not be available in Irvine, CA. However, UTI’s skilled career service specialists can help students look for opportunities in and beyond Irvine.

DIRECTIONS FROM IRVINE, CA, TO UTI LONG BEACH

Interested in seeing our auto mechanic school for yourself? Schedule a tour and then follow these directions:

  1. Get on I-405 N. (1.6 miles)
    1. a. Head northeast on Alton Pkwy toward Alton Pkwy. (0.4 miles)
      b. Turn left onto Jamboree Rd. (0.9 miles)
      c. Use the right two lanes to turn slightly right to merge onto I-405 N. (0.3 miles)

  2. Continue onto I-405 N to Long Beach. Take Exit 27 from I-405 N. (20.4 miles)
    1. a. Merge onto I-405 N. (2.9 miles)
      b. Use the right two lanes to take Exit 11 for Fairview Rd. (1.3 miles)
      c. Merge onto I-405 N. (11.5 miles)
      d. Keep left to stay on I-405 N. (4.2 miles)
      e. Use the right two lanes to take Exit 27 for CA-19 S/Lakewood Blvd toward Long Beach Airport. (0.2 miles)
      f. Keep right at the fork. Follow signs for CA-19 N/Lakewood Blvd N/Long Beach Airport/L.B.City College/Devry Univ and merge onto CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. (0.2 miles)

  3. Continue onto CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. Drive to Worsham Ave. (1.6 miles)
    1. a. Merge onto CA-19 N/N Lakewood Blvd. (1.3 miles)
      b. Turn left onto E Conant St. (0.2 miles)
      c. Turn right onto Worsham Ave. (203 feet)

    Fastest route may change depending on most recent traffic conditions.

UTI LONG BEACH CAMPUS LOCATION

4175 East Conant Street
   Long Beach, CA 90808

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


562-541-7000 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
844-308-8840 |  Financial Aid
844-308-8838 |  Student Services
562-541-7058 |  Career Services

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OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED AT UTI LONG BEACH


Not interested in auto mechanic school? Our trade school near Irvine, CA, offers four additional technology programs.

DIESEL MECHANIC SCHOOL

DIESEL

WELDING SCHOOL

WELDING

CRRT

COLLISION REPAIR

AIRFRAME AND POWERPLANT

Diesel Mechanic Training Near Irvine, CA

Learn to maintain and repair diesel engines and vehicles in just 45 weeks.2 Take courses on engine service and repair, brakes and chassis, hydraulics and more. Similar to the auto mechanic training program, Diesel Technology students prepare to test for ASE certification after graduation and earn a diploma.

Welding Training Near Irvine, CA

Prepare for a career as a combination welder and earn a diploma in UTI’s 36-week Welding Technology training program. Practice the four main types of arc welding in an environment that reflects the field and learn to use modern technology and equipment.

Collision Repair Training Near Irvine, CA

Learn what it takes to repair vehicles damaged by collision in our 51-54-week Collision Repair & Refinish Technology program. Instructors cover exciting topics like Vehicle Preparation for Painting, Custom Body Fundamentals, Structural Damage Analysis and more.

Airframe and Powerplant Technician Training Near Irvine, CA

Our 18-month Airframe & Powerplant Technician training program doesn’t require any prior experience to attend. It starts from the ground up and teaches students about reciprocating engines, turbine engines, fuel systems and more!

STUDENT SERVICES

Attending mechanic school doesn’t have to be overwhelming or something you do alone. Team with our Student Services team for support.

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Financial Aid

We can assist those who qualify in searching for scholarships, grants and other financial aid to help with mechanic school tuition.6 Contact our Financial Aid department for assistance.

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Housing Assistance

Collegiate Housing Services helps students who are relocating find roommates or nearby independent housing. Reach out to our Housing Assistance team to get started.

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Career Services

In addition to helping students find opportunities post-graduation, our Career Services department also assists students in searching for flexible, part-time work that doesn’t interrupt their auto mechanic training.1

LEARN MORE HERE

Our auto mechanic school courses begin every three weeks. Request more information to learn how you can start preparing to pursue your goals with UTI.