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The Demand for Entry-Level Technicians:

Transportation is the fourth largest sector in the nation (contributing more $1 trillion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product) and today comprises over 16 million jobs in total. One of every seven jobs in the nation is in the transportation industry.

Specifically, by the year 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects there will be more than 1.4 million jobs in the automotive, collision repair, diesel, motorcycle and marine industries.

Advanced, computer-based technologies are at the heart of this industry. Diagnostics and repair are increasingly the realms of highly skilled technicians. Job seekers who have completed formal postsecondary training programs — especially candidates with training in advanced — will have the best job prospects.


About Universal Technical Institute:

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of technical education, offers training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

The company offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 11 campuses across the United States. Universal Technical Institute, Inc. offers specialized technical education programs through several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech) at campuses located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina.

The majority of UTI’s programs are 12 to 18 months in duration. Because of our long-established relationships with the world’s leading industry brands, UTI offers hands-on classes based on the manufacturers’ own factory training programs and taught by expert instructors in state-of-the-industry facilities. Students also receive assistance from student services staff, part-time and full-time nationwide employment services, course refreshers and access to industry-supported training programs.


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; relocated to Lisle, Illinois in 2013
  • Massachusetts UTI – Norwood: Established in 2005
  • 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:


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:


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:


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


  • Cummins, Inc.
  • Daimler Trucks N.A.
  • Navistar International Corp.
  • Peterbilt Motors Company

Collision & Repair:

  • I-CAR Education Foundation


  • 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
  • Kawasaki Motors Corporation USA
  • Mercury Marine
  • Volvo-Penta
  • Yamaha Corporation of America