PETERBILT TECHNICIAN INSTITUTE (PTI)

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PTI OVERVIEW

As a Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) student, you’ll receive advanced training on the company’s products and technologies, including Peterbilt’s legendary trucks and the PACCAR MX-13 engine. The 12-week program will help you develop the manufacturer-specific skills valued by Peterbilt’s more than 350 dealerships across North America.9

3 campuses Number of UTI campuses offering PTI
12 weeks Length of specialized training from start to finish
10 certifications The number of Peterbilt certifications earned

CERTIFICATIONS


Earn 10 valuable Peterbilt certifications preparing you to diagnose, repair and maintain Peterbilt vehicles and products. Graduates will be prepared to be Peterbilt’s next generation of technicians and could be well on their way to advance their career with a premium American truck brand.


PETERBILT PROGRAM CERTIFICATIONS

  • 101 Truck Fundamentals
  • 200 HVAC
  • 203 Conventional Electrical
  • 205 Hands-On Electrical
  • 205a T/S Relay Circuits
  • 208 Suspension
  • 222 PACCAR MX Certification
  • 223 MX-13 Powertrain Diagnostics
  • 261a Model 579 Service Training
  • Peterbilt Software and Applications

SEE WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Prepare for a career doing something you love. The Peterbilt PTI Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training program prepares you for a career as a diesel technician at one of the 350 qualified Peterbilt dealerships across North America.

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TRUCK FUNDAMENTALS

Topics covered include PACCAR Orientation, information services & equipment (Web E-CAT online, Service Rapido, DAVIE, Service Bulletins, SupportNet MX Online Training), Model Identification, Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Services.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS & TESTING

Topics covered include Peterbilt Conventional Electrical System, Electrical Troubleshooting and Practical Applications.

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HVAC, CHASSIS AND BRAKES

Topics covered include HVAC Fundamentals and Review, Heating & Air Conditioning (New A/C, evacuation & charging, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance), Chassis (Tires/Wheels, Alignments, Frames, Shocks, Springs).

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MX11 & MX13 TRAINING

PACCAR MX Certification- Engine Rapido & Parts Rapido, Lubrication and Cooling, Intake, Exhaust, Turbochargers, Engine Braking, Electrical Circuits & ECM, Fuel System, Exhaust Emissions & After treatment, DAVIE Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

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COURSE OBJECTIVES


INTRODUCTION TO PETERBILT

Receive PACCAR orientation and truck fundamentals, and complete training on specialized tooling and software, including DAVIE, Eportal, Engine Rapido, ESA, ServiceNet and Web ECAT. Learn essential vehicle operations, including starting and moving the vehicle. Study CDL requirements, vehicle safety and PDI, DOT inspections, and maintenance services such as Peterbilt scheduled maintenance intervals on both chassis and engine.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND TESTING

Get an electrical overview, including fundamentals, battery and starting/charging system testing, DMM, voltage drops, resistance, wiring diagrams, relay circuits, motors and components. Learn about the Peterbilt Conventional electrical system, including circuit index, electrical load centers, harness routing, cab/sleeper harnesses, wiring diagrams, NAMUX systems, ESA (Electronic Service Analyst) and instrumentation, electrical troubleshooting, and practical applications on Peterbilt truck products

CAREER PREPARATION, HVAC, CHASSIS, AND BRAKES

Learn about the different types of careers in the Peterbilt Service Department. Review HVAC fundamentals, and heating and air conditioning, including new A/C changes, system evacuation and charging, service procedures, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance. Chassis training includes tires/wheels, alignment, frames, springs and shocks, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance. Study air brake system operation and components, foundation brake components, ABS and stability control, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance.

PACCAR MX CERTIFICATION AND MX-13 POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTICS

Subjects include PACCAR MX and MX-13 engine introduction, as well as training on the EPA17 engine and aftertreatment changes. Students will also learn about Engine Rapido and Parts Rapido, lubrication and cooling, intake, exhaust, turbochargers, engine braking assembly, fuel system, exhaust emissions and after treatment, DAVIE diagnostic troubleshooting software, 18 online course, engine warranty training and MX Certification test.

SEE WHAT YOU'LL WORK ON

To succeed as a diesel technician in today's world you need more than just a thorough understanding of engines. PTI gives you the advanced training on diesel electronic systems and their components to prepare to become a modern mechanic. Here is a look at some of the things you'll train on in the lab.

THE PTI ADVANTAGE

Take your core education a step further with this specialized training. Earn manufacturer-specific certifications that prepare you for a career as a technician at one of the more than 350 Peterbilt dealerships across North America.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Peterbilt has over 350 dealerships across North America.

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BRAND RECOGNITION

Peterbilt has been around since 1939, making it one of America’s most recognizable heavy-duty truck manufacturers.

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MANUFACTURER PAID

Peterbilt pays for the 12-week training program for qualified graduates who go to work at a participating Peterbilt dealership.15

HOW TO QUALIFY

Applicants to this selective program must complete a qualifying prerequisite core diesel program, maintain a high GPA, achieve near perfect attendance, and have a clean driving record.

Core Training Program

Students must complete one of the following Diesel Technology core curriculum programs from UTI, or another NATEF-Certified program:

  • Technology I - CPGN: Diesel Only; All Diesel Courses
  • Technology I - CPGN: Auto/Diesel; All Diesel Core Courses
  • Technology II - CPGN: Diesel Only; All Diesel Courses
  • Technology II - CPGN: Auto/Diesel; All Diesel Core Courses
Grade Point Average

Students will need to have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher at a post-secondary diesel program to be eligible to enter into the PTI program.

Attendance

Students will need to have achieved a 97% or higher attendance rate at a post-secondary diesel program to be eligible to enter into the PTI program.

Driving Record

Students must hold a valid driver’s license with no more than two moving violations within the past three years. Students with DUI convictions will not be eligible for the PTI program.

WHERE YOU'LL LEARN

Start your advanced training with Peterbilt at these UTI campus locations.

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TRAIN FOR TOMORROW.

The skills and experience gained at Universal Technical Institute prepare you for the careers of tomorrow. Be proactive about your future and request info about our diesel programs today.