AAI Career Technical Training Programs

Arizona Automotive Institute offers six skilled trades career training programs to prepare you for a career in growing industries.

At AAI, our goal is to help prepare our students for the work they may be doing once they graduate. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from our industry-experienced instructors in the classroom and in a lab setting, and our small class size and affordable trade programs are a great way to start you on the path towards your career.

With our Arizona trade school programs, you can learn the skills to enter the automotive, construction, welding, and HVAC industries. That’s why our skill-based trades students can enter the workforce with confidence. Working with local employers, we are able to provide our students with up-to-date industry information about their chosen trade specialty and the industry they want to join.

Automotive Service Technician

Many people have a vehicle and keeping up with the maintenance of vehicles is an important part of what Automotive Service Technicians do. Learn how to assess, diagnose and repair commonly seen maintenance issues on both domestic and foreign vehicles.

Diving into the automotive industry without proper training can be challenging. The industry is a fast-paced environment that requires a complex set of skills. With Arizona Automotive Institute’s automotive service technician program, you can learn to identify basic automotive problems and assist a trained mechanic to replace standard automotive parts.

Program Length

  • 60 Credit Diploma Program
    13 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Maintenance Shops
  • Dealerships
  • Automotive Parts Stores
  • Retail Maintenance
  • Tire Shops

Combination Welding

Welding is a versatile and widely used skill. From custom builds on vehicles to building construction and even art, completion of our combination welding program can set you up for success in an industry of many different opportunities.

The industries that utilize welding trade specialists are often large sectors that provide opportunity for career growth and advancement. Automotive and aerospace manufacturers, welding shops, and even NASA continuously look for skilled and certified welders. Our combination welding program helps provide the skills for our students to find success in a variety of industries.

Program Length

  • 56.5 Credit Diploma Program
    10 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Building Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding
  • Gas & Oil Field Services
  • Auto and Motorcycle Fabrication
  • Vehicle Repair

Construction & Trades Management

If you enjoy planning, working with people, mathematics, and seeing projects through, the Construction & Trades Management program at Arizona Automotive Institute is waiting for you. This program integrates the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)’s Project Management and Project Supervision curriculum and topics.

With lessons from Arizona Automotive Institute, you can gain the skills to manage building projects and work your way up in the construction industry. Our construction and trades management program is current and meets industry standards. AAI can continue to help you in the industry after graduation.

Program Length

  • Associate of Applied Science
    18 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Project Management
  • Crew Supervision
  • Subcontractor Negotiation
  • Examining Work Breakdown Structures

Diesel/Heavy Truck

Large-scale vehicles like semi-trucks or city buses require a more specialized version of maintenance than your average commuter vehicle. This program teaches you the ins and outs of working with large equipment and vehicles.

Our heavy truck technician program can provide you with a broad knowledge and skill set to handle a diverse range of larger vehicles. After graduation, you can apply to enter the industry with the skills to provide service on large vehicles.  Industry experienced instructors provide our students with current and useful information about  what to expect when entering  into the diesel/heavy truck industry.

Program Length

  • 50 Credit Diploma Program
    13 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Dealerships
  • Mass Transit
  • Power Generating Plants
  • Leasing Companies

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration

Almost all buildings have heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. A career in HVAC and Basic Refrigeration means you get to help people by ensuring the places they visit are comfortable.

HVAC industry careers are a great opportunity, and students who successfully complete our HVAC program can enter the industry with confidence. Lessons from AAI are designed to help prepare you for the workforce quickly and affordably. Best of all, you’ll develop a diverse knowledge base to find success in this fast-paced industry.

Program Length

  • 50 Credit Diploma Program
    10 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Commercial Properties
  • Retailers
  • Vehicle Repair Shops
  • Hospitals
  • Entrepreneurship

Electrical

All residential and commercial buildings have electricity that needs to be serviced and maintained. A career in Electrical means you get to help people by ensuring the places they visit are serviced.

Our affordable program offers training and lessons that can be implemented for entry level careers within the electrical field. You’ll train to build the skills, the experience, and the knowledge employers may be looking for here at AAI.

Program Length

  • 50 Credit Diploma Program
    10 Months

Job Search Would Include

  • Commercial Properties
  • Residential
  • HVAC
  • Hospitals
  • Fire Alarm

COVID-19

At AAI, we continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the Glendale, AZ area. While we have opened up our campus, we continue to offer online virtual lectures for our students. Stay up to date on the impact COVID-19 has at AAI.

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