PORSCHE TECHNOLOGY
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (PTAP)

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WHY PORSCHE PTAP?

Porsche is an iconic brand with a reputation for designing and developing some of the world's most sought-after sports cars. If you're serious about pursuing a career as an automotive technician for a world-class automaker, the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) at UTI could be the perfect fit.

23 weeks Length of Specialized Training from start to finish 8
3 locations Number of training locations
14 courses Number of instructor-led courses students complete

MANUFACTURER PAID

UTI offers Porsche’s PTAP training at the company’s PCNA training centers in Atlanta, GA; Easton, PA; and Eastvale, CA. PTAP classes are limited to just 12 students with one instructor—one of the best student-teacher ratios in the industry. Porsche directly supports, equips and invests in the UTI PTAP program, allowing students to receive training on all of Porsche’s world-class automobiles, tools and technologies, including the 911, Boxster, Panamera, Cayman and Cayenne.

CREDENTIALS

PTAP graduates have the ability to achieve Bronze certification in the first year on the job.

SEE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN PORSCHE PTAP

A select group of qualified students is chosen for this 23-week training program. As a student of PTAP, you’ll get hands-on at an actual Porsche factory training center. These centers mirror real-world working shops so you’ll practice with the same tools and equipment that dealership technicians use on the job every day.

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PREMIUM VEHICLES

The Porsche 911 is just one of the many iconic sports cars that you’ll train on.

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EXTENSIVE TRAINING

After 23 weeks in the PTAP program you'll be qualified to pursue a career as a technician in the Porsche dealership network.

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NEW TRAINING ELEMENTS

In just the second week of the program, you’ll remove and reinstall complete powertrains from each of the Porsche model lines.

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SMALL STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

PTAP accepts a maximum of 12 students per class to give you individualized attention.

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RIDE AND DRIVE EVENT

Enjoy the “Ride and Drive” event where students get to test current Porsche models on 200 miles of backcountry roads.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES


PORSCHE HERITAGE AND SPORTS CAR SERVICING AND GENERAL REPAIR

Service and maintenance requirements for current Porsche sports cars.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

Porsche electrical component location, diagnostic testing strategies, and electrical circuitry repair.


PANAMERA SERVICING AND GENERAL REPAIR

Service and maintenance requirements for the Panamera.


CAYENNE & PANAMERA V-6 AND V-8 ENGINES

Repair and overhaul procedures on V-6 and V-8.


CARRERA/BOXSTER/CAYMAN PRE-DFI ENGINES

Repair and overhaul procedures on boxer (flat) 6 cylinder electronic fuel injected engines (non-direct fuel injected).


CARRERA/BOXSTER/CAYMAN DFI ENGINES

Repair and overhaul procedures on boxer (flat) 6 cylinder Direct Fuel Injected engines (DFI).


ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Porsche engine management systems, component function and location.


DIESEL DME

Porsche diesel engine technology.


CHASSIS, STEERING, BRAKES AND ALIGNMENT

Service and repair of Porsche chassis, steering and braking systems.


SOFT ROOF AND BODY SYSTEMS

Service and repair of the "soft roof" systems, and body adjustments.


HARD ROOF AND BODY SYSTEMS

Service and repair of doors/windows/sun roof/spoiler.


CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Diagnosis and repair of Porsche heating, ventilation and A/C systems.


CAYENNE SERVICING AND GENERAL REPAIR

Service and maintenance requirements for the Cayenne


SEE WHAT YOU’LL WORK ON

In the PTAP program, you'll train on a variety of Porsche’s world-class vehicles, including the 911, Boxster, Panamera, Cayman, Cayenne and Macan. If you love sports cars, this is the program for you.

THE PORSCHE PTAP ADVANTAGE

Do you dream of pursuing a career with a legend in the automotive industry? The Porsche PTAP program can provide qualified applicants advanced training in things like Porsche information systems and thermal management as you prepare to pursue a career with Porsche.

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JOB OPPORTUNITES

Almost every region in the U.S. needs qualified Porsche technicians.1

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ACCELERATED ON THE JOB CERTIFICATION

PTAP graduates can achieve Bronze level certification in their first year on the job.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR PTAP

PTAP gives you the extensive Porsche-specific training that managers are looking for to fill their hiring needs. See what you need to qualify:

Core Program Training

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

Grade Point Average

Achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in the Automotive Technology Program.

Driving Record

Valid driver’s license. No DUI convictions. No reckless driving convictions. No more than two moving violations in the past three years.

Attendance

Achieve a 95% or higher attendance rate at a post-secondary automotive program.

Entrance Exam Requirements

Required mechanical aptitude test.

WHERE YOU’LL LEARN

Start your advanced training at one of Porsche's specialized training facilities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

INTERESTED IN THE PORSCHE PTAP PROGRAM?

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