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Since 2006, Universal Technical Institute’s Sacramento campus has trained technicians for careers in the skilled trades. One of the programs offered at the campus is the 51-week Automotive Technology program,7 which is designed to prepare students for entry-level roles in the field. If you’re passionate about cars and are looking for a school in the area, look no further than UTI Sacramento.
The Automotive Technology program is designed to help prepare students for careers1 in just 51 weeks. The program includes foundational courses that help provide students with a well-rounded set of skills they can build upon.
At the Sacramento campus, you’ll follow UTI’s blended learning model, which includes online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab. This approach can help students prepare for the type of training that technicians receive in the field.
Automotive students take a variety of courses, including:
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At UTI Sacramento, graduates of the Automotive Technology II program earn Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees. The campus also offers the Auto/Diesel Technology II program, which is designed for students interested in both the automotive and diesel industries. Graduates of this program also earn AOS degrees.
Additionally, automotive grads are prepared to test for ASE certification and can substitute their training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.
The Sacramento campus offers UTI’s 15-week Ford Accelerated Credential Training program (Ford FACT), which is designed to be taken after the completion of the core automotive program. Students in the specialized training program receive the same Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) that Ford provides to its dealership technicians!
As technicians gain skills and experience, they can advance to many different types of roles within the automotive industry. Some of these include:
Interested in learning more? Read our automotive career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
The UTI Sacramento campus is located near exciting attractions like Golden 1 Center, art museums and historic parks. It’s also a short drive from Sacramento International Airport.
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UTI Sacramento hosts guided tours Monday through Friday, so you can experience the excitement of the campus firsthand! It’s the perfect way to see how training at UTI could be the right path for you.
From workshops to industry days, UTI puts on a variety of events each year. View our events calendar to see what’s coming up.
Ready to learn more about automotive technician training at UTI Sacramento? Request information today and we’ll connect you with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started.
1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
25) Estimated annual median salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. Entry-level salaries may be lower. UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as automotive technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a technician, such as service writer, smog inspector and parts manager. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (49-3023) is $30,308 to $53,146 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2019 data, viewed June 2, 2021, https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). North Carolina salary information: The U.S. Department of Labor estimate of hourly earnings of the middle 50% for skilled automotive technicians in North Carolina, published May 2021, is $20.59. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $14.55 and $11.27, respectively. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, viewed June 2, 2021.)
41) For Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 69,000 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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