BMW SERVICE TECHNICIAN
EDUCATION PROGRAM (STEP) Manufacturer-paid training

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BMW STEP OVERVIEW

The 16-week BMW Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) program provides select UTI students with extensive training on BMW vehicles. BMW pays for the training to prepare graduates for jobs working directly for BMW at BMW dealers nationwide.

16 weeks Length of Specialized Training from start to finish 8
8 credentials Factory credentials earned
Level 3 BMW Technician Status achieved

SEE WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN BMW STEP

STEP is 16 weeks of intensive BMW-specific training on current models of some of the world's most precision-based driving machines. After successfully completing this program you will achieve Level 3 BMW Technician status. You'll receive advanced training on diagnostic paths and computer strategies unique to this world-class brand.

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NEW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

Learn manufacturer-approved processes for complete engine disassembly and reassembly, new engine fundamentals and basic measurement techniques.

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BMW TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

Cars no longer run simply off a battery, alternator and carburetor. Instead, their highly advanced systems employ more software code than a Windows operating system. Basically, you need this class. It’s where you'll learn the detailed breakdown of the BMW technical information system (TIS) as well as other diagnostic systems specific to BMW dealers and service centers.

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MANUFACTURER PAID

While you're in school working on cars, UTI is working, too. Our team will work with you to arrange job interviews. After graduating from the STEP program, BMW requires you to work in their dealerships for a 12-month minimum. Once this employment period ends, you can choose to explore other career opportunities outside of BMW authorized dealers.

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ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

Students will learn basic electrical concepts and perform vehicle electrical system measurements. Participants will become proficient and confident when performing measurements with a DVOM as well as BMW specific diagnostic tools.

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DRIVETRAIN TECHNOLOGY

Students will work on mechanical components and operation of BMW engines, and will gain hands-on experience servicing various engine components to BMW standards.

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CREDENTIALS

Graduates of the BMW STEP program enter their careers as Level 3 BMW technicians and earn 8 factory credentials, placing them ahead of other BMW entry-level technicians.

SEE WHAT YOU'LL WORK ON

We've spent over two decades in partnership with this famed German automaker. STEP gives you the in-depth knowledge to diagnose and repair engine technologies like direct high-pressure fuel injection, Vanos and Valvetronic, alongside other BMW-approved service procedures.

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UTI student looking under the hood in the BMW lab

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THE STEP ADVANTAGE

STEP prepares you for a career with BMW Level 3 Technician status and 8 credentials that make you more desirable to potential employers.

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RECOGNITION

Receive training credentials recognized by BMW Retail Centers nationwide.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The BMW STEP program trains you in the procedures, tools and standards of BMW service so you're ready to pursue a career with BMW.

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TRAINING ON THE LATEST VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

BMW provides the opportunity to learn and work on state-of-the-industry technology. The BMW STEP program rotates its training fleet to ensure students are learning on the latest models.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: STEP


NEW ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

Learn new engine fundamentals and basic measurements and complete disassembly/reassembly.

ENGINE ELECTRONICS

Using the latest Engine Management Systems, you’ll diagnose and repair all types of BMW engine technologies including, turbo charging, direct high pressure fuel injection, and Valvetronic.

BMW TECHNICAL SYSTEMS

Learn the BMW technical information system (TIS), and BMW diagnosis and information systems used in today’s dealer and service centers.

BMW BODY ELECTRONICS I

Learn BMW-approved procedures to service charging and starting systems, vehicle battery and electronic systems.

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Learn CAN BUS systems, Power Management and Car Access Systems (Vehicles Immobilizers)

BMW UNDERCAR TECHNOLOGY AND CHASSIS DYNAMICS

Perform chassis service procedures, alignment, strut removal and installation; gain proficiency on advanced wheel balancing equipment; and learn BMW-approved brake service procedures.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR STEP

STEP gives you the extensive BMW-specific training that managers are looking for to fill their hiring needs. Here’s what you need to qualify:

Core Program Training

Minimum high school graduate or GED. Completion of UTI's Automotive Technology curriculum or a postsecondary NATEF-certified automotive program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

To be eligible for this training, you must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 or higher for the duration of your core training.

Class Attendance

Students who wish to enter the STEP program should maintain no less than a 95% attendance rate in core classes.

Entrance-Exam Requirements

Students who wish to participate in BMW STEP may be required to pass a written exam and a personal interview.

Driving Record

Students who wish to participate in BMW STEP must hold a valid driver's license with no more than two moving violations within the past three years. Students with DUI convictions are not eligible for the BMW STEP program.

WHERE YOU’LL LEARN

Start your advanced training with BMW STEP at these UTI campus locations and specialized BMW training facilities in Ontario, California and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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