Universal Technical Institute

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Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Type Private, For-profit (NYSEUTI),
Industry Education
Founded 1965
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona
Area served North America
Key people Kim McWaters CEO[1]
Website www.uti.edu

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) is a for-profit nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers in entry level automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

Through a campus-based school system, [2] offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI).[2]

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI)[edit]

Founded in 1965, Universal Technical Institute provides technical training for students seeking careers in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine and collision repair industries. UTI has direct relationships with approximately 30 OEM manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Cummins, and Harley-Davidson.

Offered courses include:

Automotive Technology - A 51-week automotive technology training program as well as Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) from partners like - BMW of North America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Nissan USA and Volvo Cars of North America, Inc.

Diesel/Industrial Technology - A 45 week course focused on teaching students toservice Class 3-8 diesel truck, including air brakes, fuel systems and power trains and advanced diagnostic systems. Course work indcludes transport refrigeration and hydraulic applications. UTI Partners with manufacturers such as - Freightliner, International, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar.

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology - A 51 week course based on the “I-CAR Enhanced Delivery” industry standard and is ASE/NATEF Master certified in five industry standard areas of auto body repair.

NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI)[edit]

NASCAR Technical Institute logo

NASCAR Technical Institute is located in Mooresville, North Carolina - at the heart of racing country.[3] The school provides course work in engine construction, electrical, fuel and lubrication systems, drive trains, body and chassis fabrication and racing theory principles. Students learn the history and rules and regulations of NASCAR, as well as a Pit Crew training program.

Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI)[edit]

The school provides course work in marine technology with a focus on manufacturer-specific training for Volvo Penta, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki Outboard, Mercury Marine and other major marine manufacturers.

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI)[edit]

The school provides course work for a customized career education with Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, and Harley-Davidson manufacturer-specific courses.


  1. ^ "Kimberly J. McWaters". Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ McCraw, Jim (2002-06-01). "NASCAR Technical Institute". Popular Mechanics. p. 1. 

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