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News   October 20, 2016   by CARS Magazine

NASCAR Technical Institute Partners with FCA US LLC to offer Mopar TEC training program

NASCAR Technical Institute's inaugural Mopar TEC class

NASCAR Technical Institute’s inaugural Mopar TEC class

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), in partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC, has begun to offer its Mopar Technical Education Curriculum (Mopar TEC) advanced training program at its NASCAR Technical Institute campus.

The 12-week Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training program, offered exclusively at NASCAR Technical Institute, provides students with the training and skills needed for careers in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dealership network.

The curriculum provides students with classroom education as well as hands-on laboratory experience using the same tools and technologies used in FCA dealerships, including the Chrysler 300, Fiat 500 and Dodge Dart.

“By adding the Mopar Tech advanced training program to our campus curriculum, we are continuing to provide our students with the best industry-leading training and educational opportunities,” said Jennifer Bergeron, NASCAR Technical Institute Campus President. “Through working with the latest-and-greatest technologies in our Mopar Tech lab, we will provide our students with the skills needed to succeed in the competitive FCA dealership network.”

Over the course of the three-month Mopar TEC program, students learn how to maintain, diagnose and repair Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram Trucks as well as learn Mopar service procedures and how to troubleshoot problems using the latest technologies, including analyzers, handheld scanners and additional diagnostic equipment.

“The demand for skilled FCA technicians in our region has never been greater,” said Jack Salzman, owner of Lake Norman Chrysler. “We are proud to partner with Universal Technical Institute to launch the Mopar Tech program and develop the future generation of skilled FCA technicians who will be able to meet the needs of our dealership for many years to come.”

The Mopar TEC curriculum was developed in partnership with the FCA Performance Institute. Applications for future class enrollment are currently being accepted.

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