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Automotive Mechanic Vocational School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Automotive technician training in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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An Automotive Technology student gets hands-on training in a lab at UTI Rancho Cucamonga.

Automotive Mechanic Vocational School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Automotive technician training in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

TRAIN FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE CAREER AT UTI

With total auto technician employment expected to be 743,800 by 2031,47 there’s no better time to get trained for the industry. The Automotive Technology program at Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Rancho Cucamonga, California, helps students gain the education and hands-on experience needed to help fill these openings.1 The program can also help prepare students to test for auto mechanic certifications after graduation.

51 weeks Program length7
147,227 Square feet of campus area
56 Number of classrooms & labs on campus

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students run a series of checks on a vehicle in a lab at UTI Rancho Cucamonga.

If you’ve been looking for automotive training near you, the Automotive Technology program offered at UTI’s Rancho Cucamonga campus covers the topics aspiring automotive technicians need to know. From brakes to advanced diagnostics, students learn how to perform maintenance and repairs on a range of vehicle makes and models.

Over the course of the program, students follow UTI’s blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab.18 This mirrors the training that techs receive in the field today.

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING & CLASSES

Classes covered in the Automotive program help students build a foundation of knowledge week after week, meaning all skill levels are welcome. Topics can also help students prepare to test for auto mechanic certifications after graduation. Courses 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

SKILLS YOU’LL NEED AS AN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as an automotive technician, it helps to know some of the skills employers are looking for. Watch this video to get an overview of some of the common traits of techs in the industry.

AUTOMOTIVE DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS NEAR LOS ANGELES

Automotive Degrees Offered

Prospective employers often take graduation documents into consideration when making hiring decisions, so knowing what to expect when enrolling in a training program is helpful.

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

AOS degree programs are focused primarily on vocational skills and provide training for a specific career field. They provide practical, hands-on training and skills so students can gain real-world experience.

Automotive Certifications Available

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is an organization that certifies professionals in the automotive repair and service industry. Obtaining the ASE auto mechanic certification is a way for technicians to demonstrate their commitment to continuing education and staying up to date with the latest developments in the field.

Graduates of UTI's Automotive Technology program are also prepared to test for ASE certifications and substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.

Those who enroll in additional manufacturer-specific training could also prepare to test for brand-specific auto mechanic certifications.6

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

The Rancho Cucamonga campus offers two Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs that students can apply for after completing their core Automotive training. These additional training opportunities allow students to work closely with a brand they’re passionate about and gain more in-depth skills that can be helpful in the industry.

The specialized programs offered at UTI Rancho Cucamonga are the 15-week Ford Accelerated Credential Training program (FACT) and the 12-week Toyota Professional Automotive Technician program (TPAT).

Ford logo representing the specialized training program at Universal Technical Institute
Lincoln logo representing the specialized training program at Universal Technical Institute
Toyota logo representing the specialized training program at Universal Technical Institute
Lexus logo representing the specialized training program at Universal Technical Institute

CAREER OUTLOOK & OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program at UTI Rancho Cucamonga are prepared for entry-level careers. As with any industry, over time, grads may be able to advance in their careers with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles might include:77

Entry-level

Advanced

Learn more about potential career paths for Automotive grads by reading our career guide.

73,000+ Estimated average annual automotive job openings in the U.S.41
$49,930 Median annual salary* for auto technicians in the Los Angeles area25


*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS

Rancho Cucamonga is a great place to complete automotive training. Located close to Los Angeles, you can enjoy many nearby attractions like Auto Club Speedway, or use your free time to escape to one of the nearby beaches. Get a look at the campus in this video!

UTI Rancho campus location on google maps

CAMPUS LOCATION

9494 Haven Avenue
   Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours
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     W | 10 am & 2 pm
     F | 10am & 1pm
     SAT | 9am & 1pm


909-484-1929 | Campus
800-834-7308 | Admissions
866-246-2151 |  Financial Aid
888-692-7800 |  Student Services
909-510-6440 |  Career Services

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BOOK A CAMPUS TOUR

UTI Rancho Cucamonga hosts guided tours Monday through Friday to allow you to meet our staff, ask questions and see our labs in action. Schedule one today!

UPCOMING EVENTS

You can attend events to get involved with UTI and learn more about the opportunities in the industry. We host virtual and in-person events through the year — check out our calendar below!

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC SCHOOL NEAR ME

Those searching for “automotive training near me” are in luck with UTI’s Rancho Cucamonga campus. Rancho Cucamonga is a city that offers a variety of fun activities for residents and boasts great year-round weather. Of course, one of the things that makes the city the most popular is the nearby beaches that students can enjoy when they’re not in class. Rancho is also near Los Angeles, which features endless entertainment options and landmarks that include the Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios. Racing enthusiasts can also make a trek to the Orange Show Speedway to catch a live event!