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The Demand for Entry-Level Technicians:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there will be more than 110,000 job openings for auto, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually through 2028.*

Advanced, computer-based technologies are at the heart of the transportation industry. Computer diagnostics and electronics are increasingly the realms of highly skilled technicians. Job seekers who have completed formal postsecondary training programs — especially candidates with advanced manufacturer specific training — will have the best job prospects.

*Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2018-2028),, viewed September 10, 2019. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 74,000; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,400; and Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 16,000. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:

With more than 220,000 graduates in its 55-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the nation's leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 12 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our Campuses:

There are 12 campuses across the country in the following locations:

  • Arizona UTI – Avondale: Established in 1965
  • Arizona MMI – Phoenix: Established in 1973
  • California UTI – Rancho Cucamonga: Established in 1998
  • California UTI – Sacramento: Established in 2005
  • California UTI– Long Beach: Established in 2015
  • Florida UTI/MMI – Orlando: Established in 1986
  • Illinois UTI – Lisle: Established in 1988
  • New Jersey UTI - Bloomfield: Established in 2018
  • North Carolina NASCAR Technical Institute: Established in 2002
  • Pennsylvania UTI – Exton: Established in 2004
  • Texas UTI – Dallas: Established 2010
  • Texas (UTI - Houston): Established in 1983

Our Programs:

Automotive Technology – This comprehensive, hands-on automotive technology training program teaches students to diagnose, service and repair domestic and foreign automobiles, build high performance engines and troubleshoot problems utilizing engine analyzers and other computerized diagnostic equipment. Students can also choose elective programs such as the BMW Service Technician Education Program (STEP), Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT), Nissan Advanced Technician Training (NATT) and Toyota Professional Automotive Training (TPAT). Automotive Technology programs are offered at the following UTI campuses:

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology – This specialized program offers in-depth courses on refinishing as well as the repair of structural and non-structural mechanical, electrical and plastic components. Additional curriculum focuses on preparing cost estimates for all phases of refinishing and repair. Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology programs are offered at the following campuses:

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining – This program offers in-depth courses on crafting sophisticated performance parts and components from raw materials. The CNC Machining Technology program provides the hands-on training and high-tech skills needed to prepare for a career as a CNC machinist. The CNC program is offered at:

Diesel and Industrial Technology – This program offers diesel and industrial technology courses which range from preventive maintenance of diesel vehicles to the latest in high-tech electronics, including air brakes, hydraulics and transport refrigeration. Training covers some of the world’s largest engines, including Cummins, Inc., Daimler and International. Diesel and Industrial Technology programs are offered at the following campuses:

NASCAR Technology – NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech) is the only school of its kind that combines UTI core automotive training and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) approved technologies curriculum into one program. Students learn the basics of engine construction, lubrication systems, chassis fabrication, dyno testing, racing theory principles, NASCAR Rules and Regulations, as well as the teamwork needed in today’s automotive and racing industries:

Motorcycle Technology – The core program starts with basic mechanics and teaches students everything they need to know about motorcycles including fuel systems, electrical systems, engine trouble shooting, noise diagnosis and performance using specialized diagnostic, repair and maintenance equipment. After completing the core curriculum, elective programs are available for BMW, Harley-Davidson®, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha. The Motorcycle Technology Program is offered at the following campuses:

Marine Technology – This program prepares students to work in the marine and personal watercraft industries. Courses range from basic engine theory to more technical aspects of marine product service, rebuilding, troubleshooting and repair using specialized diagnostic, repair and maintenance equipment. Once the core curriculum is completed, manufactured-sponsored programs are available. Marine Mechanics Institute is endorsed and equipped by Mercury Marine and Suzuki and supported by Honda Marine, Volvo Penta and Yamaha. The Marine Technology program is offered at the following campus:

Welding Technology—This program gives students the hands-on training needed to prepare for a flexible career in industries from automotive fabrication to aerospace. Students in UTI’s Welding program will learn about the procedures and equipment required to weld using Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welders. Students will also learn how to weld in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions used for plate or sheet metal, and the fixed, rolling and overhead positions used for pipe. The Welding Technology program is offered at the following campuses:

Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training:

UTI is industry’s choice for automotive, collision repair, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training and works jointly with top manufacturers to develop brand-specific educational programs, course content and curricula to prepare students for careers in the growing technical fields.

Manufacturer alliances provide equipment, specialty tools and parts, as well as tuition for qualifying students enrolled in UTI’s advanced training programs. This collaboration results in a highly specialized education for its students, along with employment opportunities and excellent earnings potential for graduates.

These advanced programs are intended to offer in-depth instruction on specific manufacturers’ products, qualifying a graduate for employment with a dealer seeking highly specialized, entry-level technicians with brand specific skills. Students who are highly ranked graduates of an automotive or diesel program may apply to be selected for these programs. The programs range from 14 to 24 weeks in duration. Depending upon the program, tuition is paid by the manufacturer/dealer or student. For a list of UTI’s Manufacturer Electives and Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) Programs, click here.

Our Industry Partners:

Only UTI has partnered with more than 30 top brands to create curricula tailored to manufacturers’ standards and equip our campuses with the latest vehicles, equipment, tools and training aids; our partners include:


  • BMW of North America LLC
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • General Motors Co.
  • Nissan North America Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz USA LLC
  • Porsche Cars North America Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales USA
  • Volvo Cars of North America Inc.


  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Daimler Trucks N.A.: Freightliner, Cascadia, Western Star and Detroit Diesel
  • Peterbilt Motors Company

Collision & Repair:

  • I-CAR Education Foundation
  • 3M
  • Audatext
  • Axalta
  • CCC Information Services
  • Chief Automotive Technologies

CNC Machining:

  • Roush Yates
  • Mastercam
  • Mitsubishi Materials
  • Mitee-Bite Products


  • American Honda Motor Company Inc.
  • American Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • BMW of North America LLC
  • Harley-Davidson USA
  • Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA
  • Yamaha Corporation of America


  • American Honda Motor Company Inc.
  • American Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Mercury Marine
  • Volvo-Penta
  • Yamaha Corporation of America


  • Lincoln Electric