AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN LONG BEACH, CA

Auto technician training right here in Long Beach.

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TRAIN FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AT UTI LONG BEACH

California is the most populous state in the U.S., and its roads have a consistent flow of traffic. There are millions of cars on the road, all of which need maintenance and repair. This makes the state a great place to live if you’re considering a career in the automotive industry. In less than a year, you can get trained as a skilled auto technician at our Long Beach campus.7 Additionally, graduates are prepared to test for auto mechanic certifications, like ASE, upon completing the program.

51 weeks

Program length

3 to 6 weeks

Frequency of class start dates

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Automotive Technology program at Universal Technical Institute is designed to get you career-ready in just 51 weeks,1 building your knowledge from the ground up. Whether you’ve grown up tinkering on cars or are brand new to the industry, this auto school program can help equip you with the skills you need to feel confident when pursuing a career in the field.

At the Long Beach campus, you’ll follow UTI’s blended learning model, which incorporates a mix of online instructor-led training with hands-on application.18 This can give you more flexibility while you complete your program, and it also aligns with the type of training techs complete in the industry.

AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS STUDENTS WILL LEARN

Students in the Automotive program gain a variety of skills that can be built on throughout the course of their careers. The program covers a variety of topics, including those that can help students prepare to test for auto mechanic certification after graduation. Course topics in the auto school program include:

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

MEET A UTI LONG BEACH AUTO INSTRUCTOR

Meet Ethan Cline, an Automotive instructor at the Long Beach campus. As a UTI grad himself, he has a passion for the industry and enjoys passing his knowledge to the next generation.

AUTOMOTIVE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS IN LONG BEACH

Automotive Degrees Offered

When researching any type of training, it’s important to know the graduation documents you’ll earn upon completion of the program. This documentation is something prospective employers could take into consideration when making hiring decisions.

As an Automotive graduate from the Long Beach campus, you’ll earn an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree.

An AOS degree is based primarily on vocational-level training. This type of degree can be useful when applying for jobs in the field, as it demonstrates that you have completed a certain level of education.

Automotive Certifications Available

Additionally, students who complete UTI’s Automotive training are prepared to test for ASE certifications, which are highly valued by the industry. Their training can also substitute for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.

By completing specialized training in addition to their core automotive program (BMW FastTrack), students may be eligible for manufacturer-specific certifications upon graduation.6

SPECIALIZED PROGRAM

UTI Long Beach offers the BMW FastTrack Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) program. This 12-week program gives students the opportunity to gain skills specific to working with BMW’s lineup of vehicles. Upon completion of the specialized auto school program, they earn seven factory credentials.
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CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

Within the automotive industry, there are many different routes a skilled technician can take. 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 roles include:77

    Entry-level

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

To learn more about these careers and others, read our career guide.

73,000+

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

$47,770

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

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

Long Beach offers a variety of things to see and do, making it a great place to call home while you train. The auto school campus is located near exciting attractions like Knott’s Berry Farm, the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame and, of course, the beautiful California coastline. UTI Long Beach is also close to several freeways, making it easy to navigate to and from.

CAMPUS LOCATION

4175 East Conant Street
    Long Beach, CA 90808

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
Campus Tours
      TU&TH | 10am, 2pm, 6pm
      W | 10 am & 2 pm
      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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GET A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE CAMPUS

UTI Long Beach hosts guided tours Monday through Friday, where you can experience what it’s like to be on campus. You’ll meet our staff, see our labs in action and of have the chance to get answers to your questions about UTI.

UPCOMING EVENTS

UTI hosts a variety of different events, both in-person and virtual. Check out our events calendar to see what we have coming up!

START TRAINING FOR A CAREER

Classes at UTI start every 3 to 6 weeks, so there’s no waiting for next semester. If you’re ready to start your journey, request information to connect with an Admissions Representative today. We’re here to support you and help you pursue your dream career!

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