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Who we are

Are you looking for career training programs near Phoenix? For more than 45 years, Arizona Automotive Institute has helped individuals get the vocational technical school training they need for the careers they want and, even though our name says automotive, we have helped prepare graduates for successful careers in many disciplines, including Diesel – Heavy Truck; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Basic Refrigeration (HVAC/BR); Combination Welding; & Automotive Service Technology.

What we do

At AAI, we focus on you! We want to know about you and what you want from your career. If you are not sure which career training program is right for you, we will help you find the program that fits your interests. From the moment you contact us about our skilled trade programs, we will begin working with you to get the information you need to make the right decision about your future.

Start today

If you are looking for a training center for welding in Arizona or another specific trade, including HVAC, diesel heavy truck training, or automotive service technology, take the first step toward your new career by contacting us today. Whether you’re still weighing your options or you know what you want, we encourage you to contact us. We can answer your questions and show you why AAI is a respected vocational technical school in Arizona.

Accreditations, Approvals and Affiliations

Quality education is important. AAI is proud to be an accredited career college, giving you confidence in our career training programs and the services we offer.

AAI is accredited by:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 247-4212


  • Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Postsecondary Education
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Approved for the training of veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code
  • Approved training services for the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation


  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
  • American Welding Society Educational Association (AWS)
  • Arizona Private School Association (APPSA)
  • Automobile Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA)
  • Automotive Service Association (ASA)
  • Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)