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Hands-On Labs FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

We're starting to reintroduce hands-on labs to help our students complete their education at UTI and MMI. Have questions we didn't answer below? Email our Student Services team at

  • Will I still take online courses after the labs at my campus open back up?

    Technicians need to be good with their hands and technologically savvy. That's why UTI offers blended learning that includes both instructor-led online training as well as hands-on training in our labs.

    Many employers require that technicians participate in continued learning, particularly when it comes to the latest technology introduced by manufacturers. Much of that training happens online.

    Our online curriculum allows students to utilize similar technology that will help them prepare for their careers.

  • What are you doing to lower the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus?

    We continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our students, employees and campus communities. Some of the steps we're taking to lower the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus in our labs include:

    • Students and employees will arrive and leave campus through assigned doors and at assigned times
    • Students and employees will be given a face covering that is required to be worn while on campus
    • We have reduced class sizes to follow CDC, state and local guidelines
    • Students are assigned to individual workstations that are separated by at least six feet whenever possible
    • Students are required to practice physical distancing and good hygiene (washing hands, etc.)
    • Breaks will be staggered to comply with social distancing requirements
    • We disinfect each workstation (including the tools) between sessions
    • Support from Student Services will be conducted over the phone rather than in person
    • Suspension of food trucks and vending machines

  • Will I have to take more than one course at a time?

    In order to get caught up getting caught up with lab requirements it’s necessary for students to continue their coursework online.

    Instructors will be available to support students on campus. They will also hold virtual office hours and review sessions to help with online courses.

  • How will I be graded for courses that I started online?

    Courses will be graded upon completion of all necessary course tasks (tests, quizzes, IOLs, labs, etc.).

    Attendance for courses taken online have already been recorded. Students were given full day credit for completed attendance assignments, and .docked a full day’s attendance for attendance assignments that were not completed.

  • Can I retake the class again at no cost when we resume normal activity?

    Students can retake any course they attended online at no cost. Students should contact the Student Services department to discuss course retakes.

  • Will there be any student support staff on campus?

    Student Services support will be conducted over the phone rather than in person. You can find their contact information here.

  • What if I have questions about housing?

    Students can contact their housing provider with any questions. Please visit our housing page for more information.

  • Is my projected graduation date going to change?

    Yes. For many students, their graduation dates have already been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students must complete all the necessary hands-on and testing requirements for each course in their program in order to graduate.

  • What if I don’t feel comfortable returning to campus?

    The health and safety of our students is our top priority. If you do not feel comfortable returning to campus once you've been notified that it's been re-open, please contact our Student Services team.

  • What if I need a Leave of Absence (LOA) but have already used 180 days?

    The maximum amount of time a student can be on LOA is 180 days within a 12-month period based on guidelines from the Department of Education as well ACCSC. If a student exceeds 180 days, they will be withdrawn from their training program.

    The Student Services team will proactively reach out to students that may be close to 180 days on LOA to discuss their options.

  • Will I be eligible for CARES Act funding?

    Students must be eligible to receive Title IV Funding to receive Care Grant Funds. We will send out more information to eligible students in the near future.

  • How have my VA benefits been impacted?

    Please contact your campus Student Services team to discuss specific questions regarding VA benefits.

  • When will I get my Snap-On voucher?

    Students will receive specific information about their Snap-On voucher as they approach their graduation date.