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When it comes to planning for the future, it’s important to do what you love. Rather than going to a job to earn a paycheck, staying true to your passion can pave the way to a career that you can build upon over a lifetime. If pursuing a career in the transportation industry has always been a dream of yours, there’s no better time to start your training.
Technicians in the skilled trades are in high demand, and advancements in technology have opened the door to exciting new opportunities. The industry needs people like you. Instead of saying “one day,” you can make today day one of your journey toward pursuing your passion.
At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you can create the future you’ve always dreamed of. If you like to solve problems using your head and hands, and want to train for a career without spending years in school, our accelerated programs can help you get there.1 As you chase your dreams, our team will be there to support you every step of the way.
Whether your current school isn’t the right fit or you’re looking to pursue a different career path, it might be time to transfer. If this is you, know that you’re not alone — many students just like you have made the decision to transfer to UTI in order to pursue an opportunity that aligns with their passion.
UTI is one of the nation’s leading providers of automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. In its 55-year-plus history, UTI has built relationships with industry leaders and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs.
UTI isn’t your typical school. Our programs were designed for those who learn best by doing and are looking for an accelerated path to preparing for a career. Our training programs begin every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the campus, and some programs can prepare students for the professional workforce in under a year.7
As a student, you’ll gain skills that directly apply to your future career. Our curriculum teaches everything from the ground up, so whether you have no prior experience or have worked in the industry for years, you can succeed at UTI.
UTI/NASCAR Tech/MMI does not accept transfer credits from other institutions. However, students with relevant prior coursework or experience may attempt to test out of the course. If the student passes the test, the course status becomes “tested out.”
To learn more information about the transfer of other institution credits to UTI, download the course catalog for the campus you wish to attend.
At UTI, we strive to make the application and enrollment process as seamless as possible for transfer students. Our online application will walk you through the process step-by-step, and requires no fee to apply.
If you have questions before applying, simply request information to get in touch with one of our Admissions Representatives. Whether you have questions about admissions requirements, tuition or programs, our team is here to provide the answers you need to feel confident in your decision to attend UTI.
Transferring schools will most likely require you to reconfigure your finances. At UTI, you don’t have to do this alone. Our team is here to help! We believe you should feel in control when it comes to financing your education, which is why we share costs upfront so you can plan accordingly.
A variety of options may be available to you in order to reduce the cost of your training, including financial aid, scholarships and grants.10 Additionally, some graduates could benefit from the Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program (TRIP), which may include student loan repayment assistance, tool purchase assistance and sign-on bonuses.14
Our Financial Aid team is well-versed in the challenges faced by many transfer students and can provide guidance every step of the way. From calculating tuition costs to securing financial aid, you’ll have the support you need to navigate your finances and feel confident in your decision to train at UTI.
Whether your dream is to become an automotive technician or pursue a career in the motorcycle industry, UTI’s programs can get you there. Through hands-on training, you can gain the knowledge, skills and experience today’s employers want.
In addition to our core training programs, UTI offers Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training programs that were created in conjunction with leading manufacturers.15 Choosing to complete a specialized training program after your core program can give you a competitive edge in the workforce.
At UTI, we place a great emphasis on the quality of our curriculum and instructors. Created in conjunction with leading brands, our curriculum teaches students in-demand skills today’s employers need when hiring. This is a reason why companies trust UTI to train the technicians they employ.
Our instructors go above and beyond and are considered mentors by many of our students. They have a passion for empowering the next generation and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with students. In fact, many of our instructors were once UTI students themselves!
With years of experience in the field, our instructors incorporate real-world application into the courses they teach. Their top priority is to empower you to succeed, whether this means staying after class to answer questions or giving advice before an upcoming job interview.
Due to an increase in customer demand and shortage of skilled technicians, jobs are growing in the skilled trades. Now is an exciting time to pursue a career in the industry, as new vehicle technology and high-tech systems are now considered standard equipment.
UTI graduates are accomplishing amazing things in the industry, working with leading brands and even creating companies of their own. Our goal is to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge they can build upon in today’s fast-paced workforce.
UTI offers 13 campus locations across the country. Each campus is equipped with industry tools and technology to provide you with the hands-on experience needed to succeed as a technician in today’s world.
Students travel from around the country to complete their technical training at UTI. If pursuing your passion means you will have to relocate, our team is here to help.
We want you to feel supported and cared for during your time at UTI, and our Housing Assistance representatives can help you make living arrangements by connecting you with housing options located conveniently close to campus.
UTI has relationships with manufacturers and employers across the country. These connections give our students access to industry tools and technologies, as well as opportunities to get the attention of companies participating in our Early
Employment Program (EEP).36
Our industry connections can help you to find a job while you complete your training. At each campus, we have local employment specialists to assist you with finding a part-time job that can help cover your living expenses without getting in the way of your studies.
UTI can also assist you as you look for employment after graduation and beyond. Our team of specialists works with national dealerships, distributors and employers of all sizes across the country to find potential jobs for new graduates.
Additionally, you can also continue to receive support from our Employment Services team long after graduating. Whether you’re looking for a new position or will be moving to a new area, we’re here to support you by connecting you to potential opportunities throughout your career.
Thinking about transferring to UTI? Click the link below to schedule a campus tour.
1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
6) UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages.
7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
8) Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov, viewed October 24, 2017. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics,
75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; and Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.
9) Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics 2016, number of state motor vehicle registrations, https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2016/mv1.cfm
10) Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
14) Incentive programs and employee eligibility are at the discretion of the employer and available at select locations. Special conditions may apply. Talk to potential employers to learn more about the programs available in your area.
15) Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation.
36) Students enrolled in the Automotive, Diesel or Collision Repair programs are eligible to apply for the Early Employment Program. Participating employers will contact selected students to conduct interviews. Hiring, employee retention and compensation decisions are made solely by the prospective employer. Employer participation and program details are subject to change.
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