Your Technical Career is Waiting

Arizona Automotive Institute offers advanced vocational training to turn your passion into a thriving career.

Technical Education Designed To Create Lifelong Opportunities

Arizona Automotive Institute is a great choice for vocational training in Arizona. Flexible class scheduling, hands-on, career-focused training and industry-experienced instructors that are there with you along the way help you build the skills for the career you have been looking for. With four program offerings, you can be ready to start your new career in less than 2 years. 


Automotive Service Technology (AST)

Prepare for a career in the automotive industry with our AST program. Learn key diagnostic and maintenance skills for domestic and foreign vehicles. This program prepares you to work in a fast-paced industry with steady demand.

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Combination Welding

Welding is a skill utilized in a variety of different industries. From custom work, to art, to industrial architecture, welding is an incredibly versatile trade. Our combination welding prepares you with industry-recognized certifications for a growing career field.*

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Diesel / Heavy Truck

Ever wanted to be an automotive mechanic for big rigs and heavy machinery? Our Diesel/Heavy Truck program prepares you for a career servicing large vehicles like semi-trucks and buses, as well as different types of heavy machinery like bulldozers and cranes. Put your problem solving to the test in this exciting industry.

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HVAC & Basic Refrigeration

Training to become an HVAC/Basic Refrigeration technician prepares you for a fulfilling career of helping to provide safe and healthy environments for people to live, work and play. Become an EPA-certified technician with our HVAC/BR program.*

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*Arizona Automotive Institute does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by Arizona Automotive Institute but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to Arizona Automotive Institute. Therefore, Arizona Automotive Institute cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.


Top-Quality, Technical Education

Arizona Automotive Institute offers technical education for jobs that are in demand. Our programs are designed to help you learn the skills to prepare you for a career in your chosen field. We’re here to help you from interest to that first job search and proudly support our alumni community throughout their careers in the trade industry. Here are just a few of the ways AAI supports your education and growth.

*AAI cannot guarantee employment or salary.


Small Class Size


Hands-On Training


Affordable Program Options


Industry experienced Instructors


Career-Focused Education


Industry Employer Partnerships


Family-Like Environment


Soft-skills Development

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A Learning Environment Designed for Your Success

Located in the heart of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, our campus is home to labs where students will get real-world experience working in an environment similar to what is found in a job setting. We are there to support you along the way. Our career services and financial aid teams are on-site to help you on your educational journey.

*Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

What Our Graduates Say
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Making money off of something I’m very passionate about is easy.  It’s not really like working.  It’s what I enjoy doing. Earning a paycheck in something that I love is great. I can’t put into words how it makes me feel.

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Everybody was down to earth and very supportive, and guided me along. I had a goal and we made it happen. 

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The instructors here at AAI are great. They have a strong background in their industry and are very helpful. They’re great to be around; I’ve learned a lot.

Are You Ready for Your New Career?

We’re here to help you prepare for your dream career, not your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and looking for the technical college that will help get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help.

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