Why Choose UTI?

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THE UTI ADVANTAGE: IT'S ALL ABOUT REPUTATION

Graduating from a school with a quality reputation is important. UTI is the leading provider of training for students preparing for careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine, CNC machining and welding technicians. More than 200,000 students have graduated from UTI during our more than 50-year history. Our reputation is built on the quality of our training and instructors, our industry relationships as well as the success that UTI graduates experience in their careers.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE INDUSTRY

UTI has relationships with leading manufacturers, aftermarket parts companies and performance shops to help build curriculum. The companies that work with UTI do so for a reason: They trust UTI to train the technicians that they employ.

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EXTRA SUPPORT

Leading brands in the industry recruit skilled graduates from UTI. Some even offer tuition reimbursement programs as an incentive. Those programs may help students pay for school.14

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AFTERMARKET OPTIONS

The technology in the field should be the same you train with in the lab. That’s why we have relationships with companies like K&N, Roush Yates Performance and Snap-on provide equipment and tools for our labs.

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CURRICULUM PARTNERS

Our courses and hands-on specialized training are developed hand-in-hand with the manufacturers.

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INVEST IN YOU

THERE IS A DEMAND FOR SKILLED TRADES.

There are more than 1 billion cars on the road and 250 million of them are in the United States. The industry needs technicians, and UTI’s manufacturer relationships and employment assistance can help get you on your career path.

MORE THAN MECHANICS


STATE-0F-THE-INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT

Our manufacturer and aftermarket relationships mean you will be learning, hands-on, in labs featuring the same technology and equipment used in the field.


EXPERIENCED & CARING INSTRUCTORS

All of our instructors have years of experience working as technicians in the field. They also have a genuine interest in your success.


FOCUSED & ACCELERATED TRAINING

We teach what industry says matters most. You can complete an entry-level technician program in about a year, add manufacturer training and graduate in as little as 18 months. Our auto, diesel and collision repair training programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Graduates are well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute our training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE Certified.



CAREER PATHS

EXPLORE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES

There is demand for skilled technicians. Students at UTI can get hands-on training in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine, and collision repair industries as well as CNC machining and welding.

CAREERS THAT STAY DOMESTIC

Today’s complex vehicles require skilled technicians to repair and maintain them. And in our fast-paced world, people can’t wait when those vehicles break down. Jobs like that can’t be outsourced. These are some of the career paths that our graduates can pursue.

  • Automotive, Technician
  • CNC Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Mobile Marine Technician
  • Collision Specialist
  • Master Technician

  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Welder
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Manager
  • Painter
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Repair Estimator

  • Marine Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Fleet Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • General Manager
  • Dealership Owner
  • Technical Instructor

OUR SCHOOLS

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EXPLORE OUR LABS, VEHICLES, PRODUCTS & EQUIPMENT

Today’s dealerships and service centers use state-of-the-industry technology to diagnose and repair vehicles. Our campuses do the same. Today’s cars are essentially computers on wheels, and our diagnostics and service technology used on campus reflects the latest equipment to check under the hood.

EMPLOYERS CHOOSE UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

We have a team of specialists who work with our industry partners, national dealerships, distributors and other employers of all sizes across the country to identify potential jobs for graduates.

RESUME WRITING SUPPORT

We’ll help you write your resume so you can professionally present your qualifications and work history.

ACCESS TO NATIONWIDE JOB DATABASE

Whether it’s a part-time job during school or a full-time career after graduation, you'll have access to exclusive job postings with employers looking for skilled workers.1

CAREER COUNSELING

Our Employment Services staff can help guide you as you prepare to enter the workforce.

INTERVIEW TRAINING

We can't sit in your interviews but we can help make sure that you're prepared.

YOUR CERTIFICATIONS

More credentials and certifications provide an opportunity for better career opportunities.

As a UTI graduate of the automotive program, you will be well prepared to complete ASE examinations and can substitute our training for one of the two years of work experience required to become ASE Certified. ASE certification shows employers and clients that you are committed and professional, and demonstrates your knowledge and skills.

ASE certification may also increase your earnings potential and improve opportunities for career advancement. Visit ASE.com for more information about the value of certification. And, you can take your training to a higher level by supplementing your training program with advanced training.

Our industry relationships mean you have more opportunities to specialize your training and earn valuable certifications and credentials that aren't available at other schools!

Certifications vary by program.

GET THERE. FASTER. SMARTER.

If you’re still wondering “Why UTI,” contact our admissions representatives to have all your questions answered. Because by the end, the only question you’ll have is, “Why not?”