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Courses in UTI’s Automotive Technology program help students build their knowledge from the ground up.


Automotive Technician Training

In less than a year, you could train to become an automotive technician.7 Browse the courses you can take in UTI’s Automotive Technology program to help build your knowledge from the ground up.

UTI Automotive Mechanic Classes

  • Automotive Engines Service & Repair

    • Learn how to repair and maintain various types of engines.
    • Use hand tools for engine assembly and disassembly.
    • Learn how to read precision tools and use them for measuring various components.
    • Learn how to follow a repair manual.

  • Professional Automotive Service Writing

    • Learn about different computer software systems used to write and track service work.
    • Learn how to complete a repair order, both as a service writer and as a technician.
    • Learn correct billing procedures.
    • Learn effective communication skills for the professional dealership environment.

  • Automotive Powertrains & Transmissions

    • Use hand tools for transmission assembly and disassembly.
    • Learn how to use precision tools for measuring various components.
    • Use specialty tools and fixtures for automatic transmissions.
    • Learn how to use a hydraulic press.

  • Vehicle Brake Systems

    • Learn how to diagnose anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and hydraulic systems.
    • Use specialty tools for removing and replacing brake pads and shoes.
    • Learn the basics of machine brake rotors and drums.
    • Use tools to bend and repair brake lines and fittings.
    • Learn how to use proper tools for brake bleeding.
    • Learn how to diagnose ABS wave forums using an oscilloscope.
    • Learn how to use a scan tool to diagnose brake faults.

  • Vehicle Electronic Systems & Technology

    • Learn how to use various tools, including multimeters and oscilloscopes.
    • Use a diagnostic scanner connected to the vehicle’s network to read and control specific components of an electrical system.
    • Learn how to understand and diagnose an electrical fault using the correct tools.

  • Vehicle Steering & Suspension Service & Repair

    • Learn to use hand tools for basic suspension assembly and disassembly.
    • Learn how to use various specialty tools, like alignment tools, spring compressors and ball joint presses.
    • Learn to use alignment, tire and balancer equipment.

  • Automotive Climate Control Systems & Repair

    • Learn the HVAC electrical system and how to diagnose problems.
    • Learn how to remove and reinstall HVAC components and diagnose electrical- and HVAC-related faults.
    • Use basic hand tools, A/C specific tools and scan tools.
    • Learn to use a refrigerant machine for evacuating and recharging.

  • Automotive Power/Performance Tuning & Emissions Repair*

    • Learn about EPA emissions requirements and aftermarket performance accessories.
    • Learn how to calculate the correct turbo/supercharger for a specific engine.
    • Utilize tuning software and a five-gas analyzer.

    *Courses not offered at NASCAR Technical Institute.

  • Hybrid Vehicle System Maintenance

    • In this course, students learn theory, diagnosis and repair necessary to safely and effectively service hybrid vehicles and alternate fuel systems. Students also learn how the engine, powertrain, HVAC, brakes and electrical system of a hybrid vehicle differ from a conventional vehicle. Using a scanner, students observe hybrid-specific data to diagnose and repair induced faults.