AAI Career Technical Training Programs

Arizona Automotive Institute offers six trade skill-based 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.

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.

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 will set you up for success in an industry of many different opportunities.

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.

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 in’s and out’s of working with large equipment and vehicles.

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 in place. A career in HVAC and Basic Refrigeration means you get to help people by ensuring the places they visit are comfortable.

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.

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.

Are You Ready for Your New Career?

We’re here to help you with your dream career, not just your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and are looking for the technical college and job training that will get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help. Request more information below about our available career training programs.