No, not a urinary tract infection but Universal Technical Institute...given it has more west coast locations than East Coast I figure I'd ask here. Anyone with any first or second hand experience to relate? Thanks.
I agree the school is a waste get in a dealership starting out as a lube man or installing alarms,sterios,bedliners etc then work your way up I started out in 1977 doing pre delivery inspections or PDI'S for short then I was moved to NVH or noise vibration harshness repair [ford's had a lot of NVH in those days] you guys have it easy now days do any of you know what a variable ventury carb is or a MCU ignition system is how about EEC3 feedback carburetor. Now days you plug in a diagnastic device to a port that is located where the federal gov says to put it and you pull a code and replace a defective part WOOHOO what a b! tch
Ahhh...if only I was 19 years old and had the time to "work my way up"...this is more of a "change of career" move....I've been doing finance for auto companies and banks for near 15 years now and want to do something that I actually MIGHT enjoy...Is not the fact that it gives you a year of experience towards your ASE certification (50% of what you need) a positive thing?
But why? What is the reasoning?
I went to uti here in rancho and i realized that it was 99% book and 1% hands on anyone can be book smart but when they actually get down to the work they shert them selves cause the book didnt tell them all the other things it takes to work on a car so i left after three months and 15k in the whole, so now i just go to a jc here in rancho,this is just my opinion though.
What was the total estimated cost for the full approx. year long program?? Might I be better off with a 2 year course at a local CC getting an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology that includes 30 weeks of paid work at a local dealership at a total cost of approx. $12K vs. UTI or the like?
A while back I was considering a trade school so I did a little calling around to a few places (3 of 'em)I wanted to apply at when I was going to be done. I was consistently told don't bother going to one of those places. You learn stuff but employers wanted real experience not just training. If you had both great they said but, experience is preferred.
The problem would be that my income wouldn't be enough to offset the debt...(not for a while anyway) I suppose a grant/scholarship would be cool though...
Across the board what is being recommended here (starting someplace with a lower position in the beginning, apply yourself and work hard at advancement and networking) is the same as I was advised.
I never did go to trade school so beyond what I have said above I really can't prove my theory. I guess it is just an opinion.
not to throw off the thread but it seems like he is looking for a new career, has anyone heard of the fab school. it sems legit and heard some godthings about it.
here's the link. http://www.thefabschool.com/curriculum.shtml
seems like it would be bettertan UTI even though its more on the fabrication side but still give u a head start if thats what your looking for.