Mercedes-Benz DRIVE   Program

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MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE   OVERVIEW

The 16-week Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is geared toward individuals looking to pursue a career at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.8 This manufacturer-paid program is highly competitive and reserved for UTI's top students. The majority of your time will be spent in the lab learning deductive reasoning, and the major vehicle components and systems found in these luxury vehicles.

16 weeks Length of Specialized Training from start to finish
90% Percentage of program time you’ll spend in the lab
4 locations Where DRIVE training is available

SEE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE

DRIVE is a highly competitive manufacturer-paid program. Every student enrolled is passionate about working on some of the best-built cars in the world. Courses focus on the trademark of this brand: a high-level of technological sophistication in vehicles.

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TRAIN AT MERCEDES-BENZ FACILITIES

The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is offered at three Mercedes-Benz facilities.

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HOW TO EARN MERCEDES-BENZ TECHNICIAN STATUS

Graduates from the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program can earn Systems Technician status after earning six months' experience at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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LEARN FROM THE COMPANY THAT INVENTED THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE

Train with Mercedes-Benz, a company that consistently has been an automotive industry leader in quality, technology and innovation .

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SMALL STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

We take your education seriously, which is why we provide small class sizes in our specialty programs. DRIVE has two instructors and a maximum of 16 students per class. This means you'll get the individualized attention you need.

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CREDENTIALS YOU CAN EARN

DRIVE graduates can earn Systems Technician status with six months employment at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

SEE WHAT YOU’LL WORK ON

THE MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE ADVANTAGE

DRIVE gives you the focused training in procedures and operations most commonly used by Mercedes-Benz dealerships—skills that can help you stand out to hiring managers.

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JOB PLACEMENT

Mercedes-Benz DRIVE graduates are qualified to pursue a career as a Systems Technician at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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ACCELERATED PATH TO MERCEDES-BENZ TECHNICIAN STATUS

DRIVE graduates can earn Mercedes-Benz Systems Technician status with six months employment at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE DRIVE PROGRAM

DRIVE provides extensive Mercedes-Benz-specific training that hiring managers look for. See what you need to qualify:

Core Program Training

Minimum high school graduate or GED Completion of a post-secondary, NATEF-certified automotive program

Comprehensive Selection Process

The selection process includes an online interview, video interview, in-person interview, mechanical skills assessment, personality assessment, and comprehensive background check and drug screening.

Driving Record

You can not have a DUI conviction or any reckless driving convictions. And you can have no more than two moving violations in the past three years.

OBJECTIVES

DRIVE COURSES YOU WILL TAKE

During this training program, students have the opportunity to acquire skills and experience by diagnosing and repairing some of Mercedes-Benz’s most advanced automobiles.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Introduction to Mercedes-Benz
  • Disassembly
  • Service/Maintenance
  • Electrical
  • Basic Diagnostic Strategies
  • Telematics
  • Brakes and Traction
  • Suspension
  • Engine Management Systems
  • Climate Control
  • Career Development

 

WHERE YOU’LL LEARN

Start your advanced training with Mercedes-Benz at these training facilities:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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