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Universal Technical Institute (UTI) offers five hands-on vocational school programs near Lakewood, CA, that prepare students for entry-level careers in the field they’re passionate about.1,18 Find out more below!
Still running “trade schools near me” searches? It doesn’t get much closer than UTI Long Beach. Approximately three miles from Lakewood, our Long Beach, CA trade school offers technical training in automotive, diesel, welding, auto body repair and airframe and powerplant technologies.
Support from seasoned industry professionals, opportunities to network before entering the field, and a hands-on industry-aligned curriculum are all a part of the experience.
UTI’s five programs provide students with valuable hands-on experience relevant to the trade they study. Learn how below.
Airframe & Powerplant program coming to UTI Long Beach pending FAA approval.79
Our Long Beach auto mechanic training covers various topics, including engine service and repair, service writing, hybrid and service advising, electronic systems and technology, and more. Plus, graduates can substitute their training for one of the two years of hands-on experience required to test for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification!
Students spend 45 weeks at the Long Beach diesel mechanic school learning to service a range of diesel-powered equipment through courses that cover brake systems & chassis, hydraulic systems, electronic systems and technology, and more.7 Graduates leave with a diploma and knowledge that can help them test for ASE certification.
UTI’s Long Beach welding school teaches students to combination weld in just 36 weeks through hands-on courses that cover four different arc welding processes, engineering and fabrication, welding principles, pipe welding and more. Graduates earn a diploma that may help them pursue entry-level careers as welders, fabricators or fitters.1
Our 51- to 54-week Long Beach collision repair school teaches students to restore damaged vehicles using tools, technologies and equipment seen in professional repair centers. The program was developed with help from industry leaders like I-CAR, 3M, and Axalta so students can receive relevant hands-on training.1
The 18-month Long Beach airframe and powerplant training program (coming to UTI Long Beach pending FAA approval) prepares students to maintain and repair various aircraft components through courses that cover troubleshooting, turbine engine operation, assembly and rigging and more. Students learn FAA regulations and can graduate prepared to seek entry-level A&P mechanic roles.79
UTI Long Beach offers a 12-week specialized training program with BMW where automotive students can earn factory certifications and hone the skillset they built during the core program.8