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GI BILL APPROVED TRADE SCHOOL

You have a knack for fixing things and are always up for a new challenge. The sound of a well-tuned engine and the sight of a wide-open road gives you a rush of adrenaline.

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Three UTI students in the military lounge on campus

GI BILL APPROVED TRADE SCHOOL

You have a knack for fixing things and are always up for a new challenge. The sound of a well-tuned engine and the sight of a wide-open road gives you a rush of adrenaline.

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LEVERAGE YOUR MILITARY EXPERIENCE

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you can leverage your military experience to prepare for a career doing what you love.1 In our focused and accelerated programs, you’ll train alongside people just like you who dream of having careers that help them achieve security for themselves and their families.

 

COMMUNITY AMONG VETERANS

As a Military Friendly® school, UTI proudly supports our veterans and military service members. Many of our students have served in the military, which helps create a sense of community among our veterans on campus. We understand the unique challenges and demands that come with military life, which is why we have a support team dedicated to assisting you during your transition.

If you’re ready to turn your passion into a career, we’re here to provide you with the training, support and resources you need to achieve your dreams. From VA funding2 to exclusive scholarships,3 our team is here to help you navigate this journey.

THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU

Jobs are growing in the skilled trades.

As customer demand continues to rise and technology evolves, pursuing a career as a technician can be exciting.

With your passion, experience and dedication, the industry needs people like you. If you want to train for a career using both your head and your hands, attending Universal Technical Institute can be the perfect transition from active duty.

1.2 Million+ Technician Job Openings By 2026
260 Million+ Vehicles in the United States

Whether it’s working with a leading brand or even creating a company of their own, UTI graduates are accomplishing incredible things in the transportation industry. UTI’s curriculum is designed to provide you with a strong foundation you can build upon as you pursue a career that fits your passion.

TRADE SCHOOL FOR VETERANS

At UTI, we understand that cost and the ability to utilize your veteran benefits can be a deciding factor when it comes to choosing a school for your postsecondary training. Our Financial Aid representatives are well-versed to help you navigate your VA benefits while in school. In fact, most of our Military Admissions Representatives are U.S. veterans themselves.

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GI BILL® AND VETERAN BENEFITS

UTI is one of the country’s GI bill approved trade schools. A Veteran point of contact at every campus can assist you in applying your GI Bill®5 and other VA benefits to the cost of your tuition.

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SALUTE TO SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

UTI offers a 10% tuition discount through the Salute to Service scholarship to honorably discharged and general under honorable discharge veterans.6

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FINANCIAL AID

We encourage all students to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if they qualify to receive additional funding for school. We’re here to help you with this process.

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TUITION REIMBURSEMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TRIP)

Through UTI’s TRIP program, employers can offer our graduates tool purchase assistance, student loan repayment assistance and sign-on bonuses.7

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ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Veterans can take advantage of scholarships, grants and other financial support made available through various organizations such as the TechForce Foundation.

CHOOSE YOUR CAMPUS

UTI has 12 campus locations across the country. Each campus is equipped with industry tools and technology and offers programs to provide you with the hands-on training you need to succeed as a technician in today’s world. Additionally, each campus offers specialized military resources to support you on your journey.

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AVONDALE, AZ

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PHOENIX, AZ

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LONG BEACH, CA

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

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SACRAMENTO, CA

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ORLANDO, FL

UTI

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ORLANDO, FL

MMI

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ORLANDO, FL

MARINE

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LISLE, IL

Universal Technical Institute in Bloomfield, NJ

BLOOMFIELD, NJ

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MOORESVILLE, NC

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EXTON, PA

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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX

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HOUSTON, TX

OUR CONNECTIONS ARE YOUR CONNECTIONS


As a student and graduate from UTI, you can benefit from our manufacturer, employer and aftermarket relationships. Our connections give students access to industry tools and technologies, as well as opportunities to get the attention of companies participating in our Early Employment Program (EEP).8

We understand that a common concern among many students is whether or not they will be able to work while they complete their training. At each UTI campus nationwide, we have local employment specialists to help assist you with searching for part-time employment that can help cover living expenses without getting in the way of your studies. If your family will be relocating with you, they can utilize our career search services as well.

UTI also offers employment assistance to graduates. We have a team of specialists who work with distributors, national dealerships and employers across the country to find potential jobs for new graduates. Additionally, you can be in contact with our Employment Services team long after graduation. Whether you are looking for a new position or relocating to a new area, we’re here to help you find opportunities that align with your career goals.

REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING

UTI’s quality, long-standing reputation makes it among the top trade schools for veterans.

The reputation of the school you attend is often connected to the value of the education you’ll receive, which has the potential to influence the career opportunities that become available to you when going into the workforce. UTI’s reputation is built on the quality of our training and instructors, our industry relationships and the success our grads report experiencing in their careers.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Students travel from around the country to train at UTI. If following your passion is going to require you to move to a new area, we’re here to help. Our team can assist you in finding suitable housing options close to campus.


Our relocation services are designed to provide you with the information you need to feel confident about the move ahead! To learn more about your housing options and the area where you will be moving, click your preferred campus location below.

UTI student housing in Avondale, AZ

AVONDALE, AZ

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ

UTI student housing in Dallas, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX

UTI student housing in Exton, PA

EXTON, PA

UTI student housing in Houston, TX

HOUSTON, TX

UTI student housing in Lisle, IL

LISLE, IL

UTI student housing in Long Beach, CA

LONG BEACH, CA

UTI student housing in Mooresville, NC

MOORESVILLE, NC

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ORLANDO, FL

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PHOENIX, AZ

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

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SACRAMENTO, CA

INDUSTRY-ALIGNED CURRICULUM & CARING INSTRUCTORS

At UTI, we take great pride in the quality of our curriculum and instructors. Created in conjunction with leading brands, our curriculum focuses on teaching students in-demand skills today’s employers need when hiring. This is a reason why many companies look to UTI graduates when hiring the next generation of technicians.

 

MENTORSHIP AT UTI

UTI classes are taught by instructors who act as mentors to students. Some of our instructors were once UTI students themselves! With years of experience in the field, they integrate real-world application into the courses they teach.

Our instructors share the same passion as their students and are eager to pass their knowledge and experience on to the next generation. They are committed to going above and beyond to empower you toward success—whether this means taking the time to explain a concept outside of class or giving advice for an upcoming job interview.

THE TRAINING YOU NEED FOR THE LIFE YOU WANT

If you’re in search of vocational training for veterans, look no further than UTI. Our programs were designed for hands-on learners who want an accelerated path to prepare for a career. Our training programs begin every 3 to 6 weeks, and you could be ready to enter the professional workforce in just under a year.9

At UTI, our students span from having no prior experience to those who grew up being immersed in the industry. No matter your background, our curriculum is designed to teach you everything from the ground up. Learning takes place in dynamic classroom and lab environments. Rather than sitting in a lecture all day, you’ll have the opportunity to train using the same tools and technologies used in the field today.

Throughout your UTI journey, you’ll have the support of staff and instructors who are committed to your success. In addition to learning the mechanics the industry requires, you’ll have access to the resources you need to achieve your career goals. At UTI, we consider your success to be our success.

TRADE PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS

From automotive and diesel to motorcycle and marine, UTI’s variety of programs can prepare you for exciting careers.

In addition to our core training programs, UTI also offers Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training programs that were created in conjunction with leading manufacturers.10 Many students choose to complete a specialized training program after their core program, which can open the door to more career opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY

Applying to UTI can be a simple, stress-free process with no application fee!


Our military checklist (PDF) will walk you through the process step-by-step. If you have questions you would like answered prior to applying, simply request information to get in touch with an Admissions Representative.

GET THERE. FASTER. SMARTER.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Looking for more information? Browse the additional military resources below.