Why Choose AAI for your Trade School Education
For more than 45 years, AAI has helped students get the career development training to prepare for a variety of trade careers. We prepare our students for successful careers in combination welding, automotive services, diesel and heavy truck maintenance, and HVAC and basic refrigeration.
An Accredited Education
We always aim to provide the highest-quality education for trade-based careers. We maintain a number of accreditations and memberships to nationally recognized organizations.
Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) was founded in October 1968. In the fall of 1981, AAI became part of National Education Corporation, Irvine, California. In June of 1997, Harcourt General Incorporated, Chestnut Hills, Massachusetts, acquired AAI. In April of 1999, AAI became part of ATI Enterprises of Florida, Inc. In 2004, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration program was added. In 2009, Combination Welding was added.
In August 2014, AAI and STVT – San Antonio both became branch campuses of Platt College, 3801 S. Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145, which was acquired by STVT – AAI Education Inc. in August 2014.
Throughout these changes, AAI has remained on its original site and retains its original commitment to helping our students find vocational careers.
The mission of STVT‐AAI Education, Inc. (STVT‐AAI) is to inspire and motivate students to empower themselves through training and education. To accomplish this mission, we utilize our core values as a blueprint to create an environment centered on the personal and professional development of students, employees, and employers. The STVT‐AAI Core Values utilized to create positive experiences are grounded in:
- Customer Service
Are You Ready for Your New Career?
We’re here to help you train for your dream career, not just your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and looking for the technical college that will get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help.