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Transportation is among Houston’s top industries, making it a great place to get trained and pursue an automotive career. If you’re looking for a school in the area that can provide you with the knowledge, skills and industry connections needed to help set you up for success, look no further than UTI Houston.
With the Automotive Technology program at our Houston campus, you can train to become a skilled auto technician in just 51 weeks. This training is made up of foundational courses that are designed to build your knowledge from the ground up with no prior experience required.
The Houston campus follows a blended learning model, which combines online instructor-led training with hands-on application.18 This aligns with the type of training technicians complete out in the field, and it also means more flexibility for you as a student.
As an automotive student at UTI Houston, you’ll gain the basic knowledge and skills to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and import vehicles. You’ll even learn to work on high-performance engines in our Power & Performance lab. Course topics in the program include:
Get to know Mark Jenkins, an automotive program instructor at UTI Houston. He grew up on the racetrack and built his own cars. He later decided to pass on his knowledge to the next generation by becoming an instructor.
As an aspiring technician, your graduation documents can show your commitment and skill level to prospective employers.
At UTI Houston, graduates of the 51-week Automotive Technology program earn an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree. Those who choose to continue their training to complete the Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT) program also earn a diploma as a FACT graduate.
Additionally, as an automotive grad, you’ll be prepared to take the exams required to earn ASE certifications, which are highly valued by the industry. You can also substitute your training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE certified.
The Houston campus offers two Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs that allow Automotive students to gain additional training and experience working with specific manufacturers. They are the 15-week Ford Accelerated Credential Training program (FACT) and the 12-week BMW FastTrack program.
The Houston campus offers UTI’s Ford Accelerated Credential Training program, known as Ford FACT. This 15-week program can be taken in addition to your core automotive training and gives you the opportunity to train on models from the iconic U.S. brand.
Students in the program receive the same Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) that Ford provides to its dealership technicians. Upon graduation, they can earn instructor-led Ford STST classroom course credentials, web-based credentials and Ford specialty certifications.
UTI’s automotive training is designed to prepare you for a career as an entry-level technician. However, we’ve seen grads go on to pursue a variety of different careers in the industry as they gain additional skills and experience. Here’s a list of positions for auto techs who advance:
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*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
Conveniently located near IAH Airport, the Houston campus is just a drive away from exciting attractions. These include downtown Houston, Lake Conroe and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, just to name a few.
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
25) UTI’s Automotive Technology program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as automotive technicians. Estimated annual salary shown above is for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as an automotive technician, such as service writer, smog inspector, and parts associate. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $32,140 to $53,430 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled automotive technicians in North Carolina is $19.04 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics). 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 $14.34 and $12.94, respectively.
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.
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