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Auto Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Auto technician training right here in Houston.

Auto Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Auto technician training right here in Houston.

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An Automotive Technology student performs tests in the Power & Performance lab at UTI Houston.

Auto Mechanic Vocational School in Houston, TX

Auto technician training right here in Houston.


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.

51 weeks Program length7
3 weeks Frequency of class start dates


Looking for an automotive mechanic school in Houston? Learn about UTI’s campus and how you can train for a career as an auto technician.

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:

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


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.

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


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:

  • Parts Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Service Manager
  • Fleet Technician
  • Insurance Adjustor
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Shop Owner

Want more information on potential career paths? Check out our career guide.

68,000+ Estimated average annual automotive job openings in the U.S.41
$46,710 Median annual salary* for auto technicians in the Houston area25

*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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721 Lockhaven Drive
   Houston, TX 77073

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281-443-6262 | Campus
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866-246-1249 |  Financial Aid
800-510-5072 |  Student Services
281-214-7251 |  Career Services

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UTI Houston 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.


UTI puts on a variety of virtual and in-person events throughout the year. Click the link below to see what’s coming up so you don’t miss out!


There’s a demand for automotive technicians. If you’re ready to get on track toward a career, now’s the time. Automotive classes start every 3 weeks. Request information to connect with an Admissions Representative who can help you get started!