Arizona Automotive Institute

Arizona Automotive Institute


It's been a fun morning getting to know the students and future automotive technicians at Arizona Automotive Institute!

I need info on class 1983 please
Our Phoenix team is getting to find new . Great idea to partner with the Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) and offer their students part-time employment with us + training during their 10-week AAI course. After their course is complete and they pass our certification – part-time can turn to fulltime employment. It’s a win-win. Can’t wait for these graduates to join our team! . More info:
Does any one have a list of the 1981 graduates and their contact
It is finally happening I am getting my career. No more jobs for me.
Kyrene School District Transportation team members had the opportunity to meet with future potential members of . Thank you to the Arizona Automotive Institute for inviting us to take part in your job fair!
Hello Phoenix! Only TWO more days until Velocity Vehicle Group will be hosting its first annual Career Fair on January 14th and 15th at our flagship location in Tolleson, AZ! If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP by scanning the QR code in the attached flyer!”

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Thank all of the teachers and support staff for changing my life and setting me on the right path to a better future !!!!
Represented Knight Transportation, Swift and Iron Maintenance at Arizona Automotive Institute today. We’ve been hiring DHT techs from there as long as we’ve been in business! Great to get out and reconnect with the wonderful staff and students.
Thank you to our Educators for taking an unplanned plunge into online teaching for children & adults! 🤗

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Safety First. Great opportunity for AAI Welders!

2/19 Wrench Nation Car Talk - Frank is out this week so we will be replaying a past show that had over 1,000 downloads! A refresh on the Toolbox Economy! Frank is joined by special guests Scott Brown Diagnostic Network and Greg Buckley Buckley's Auto Care

They will address many issues like, How are automotive technicians preparing for their career? Are we overwhelmed with technology? What is the requirement of a modern day toolbox? Great information from three automotive experts! Click to listen! 3pm PST / 4pm MST / 5pm CST / 6pm EST! Tell all your shop owners, technicians and students to listen in! Automotive Service Association - ASA Ratchet+Wrench TechForce Foundation Uti Phoenix Pennco Tech New England Institute of Technology WyoTech - Laramie Arizona Automotive Institute UNOH Career Services East Valley Institute of Technology, EVIT National Automotive Technology Competition SAE International EcoCar SkillsUSA
Class of 04 🎓
Thanks AAI for fixing my Jeep
Cleaning out some old file cabinets.
We had a great time at the Arizona Automotive Institute Career Fair!

ARS truly values being able to support students and graduates as well as interact and discuss with them the variety of opportunities available to them in the HVAC/R industry. There is not one path to success, but many unique paths: from being a service technician dispatcher, a distribution center manager, to owning your own HVAC/R business & more!

The HVAC/R industry is full of possibilities and the opportunities are only growing.

To learn more about ARS & careers in the HVAC/R industry, visit our Careers page:

Isn’t it time to turn your passion into a thriving career? Explore what AAI can do for you.

Students at AAI receive training from instructors to enhance their skill set, gain experience, and develop both individually and professionally, Programs offered: Automotive Service Technician, Combination Welding, Diesel-Heavy Truck, & HVAC-BR. For more than 45 years, Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) has helped students around the Phoenix Metropolitan Area get the technical training to launch t

Operating as usual

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We wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays from Arizona Automotive Institute!

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We are happy to announce that Charley's Garage is the official home of Arizona Automotive Institute's video productions on YouTube. Charley is the Program Director for the Automotive and Diesel programs. His channel will feature his own projects at home, AAI's projects on campus and utilize the wide range of instructional talent to increase content. Please visit this channel, subscribe and standby for a regular dose of AAI content.


Our AAI Clapout for students graduating this course. Always lots of fun. Congrats grads!

Photos from Arizona Automotive Institute's post 12/21/2022

Arizona Automotive Institute would like to thank Cesar Martinez and the valley Ford dealers for a great event on campus. They bought lots of very cool vehicles and made contact with many future technicians.

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Arizona Automotive Institute celebrated our students who are graduating this course. This event was going to be live streamed but our SM coordinator (me) cannot operate an Ipad. Regardless we have some awesome photos of the graduates and the party afterward. CONGRATS GRADS!

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We hope you're staying warm on this first official day of Winter and all season long!

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On Sat Dec 17th, there was a packed house of over 500 people celebrating our September-November 2022 graduates. We met families from all over the US to share this important day. Our two student speakers spoke from the heart and fantastically represented this outstanding class. We also celebrated the first graduates of our Associates Degree in Construction and Trades Management. Congrats to all who graduated; your future is bright! Please share your best advice with our newest grads below. The next graduation date is to be announced soon……

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The 1st Annual Cookies with Santa event was great! So much fun with Santa, small horses and so much more!

Can’t wait to do it again next year!


4pm today Santa arrives. Bring the little ones to 6829 N 46th Ave Glendale!


45 mins till Santa arrives. Bring the little ones to 6829 N 46th Ave Glendale!

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Arizona Automotive Institute has a new project! A 1955 Dodge pickup that will be restored by staff and students, providing lots of training to multiple programs. Doesn't look like much yet, but it will! Any companies that want to get involved in the project, please reach out!

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Arizona Automotive Institute is privileged to have developed a 20-year partnership with Vitalant - Arizona providing much needed blood supply to our communities. Our donations have impacted over 24,000 people, according to Vitalant. Let's keep this going and help those in need.

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Arizona Automotive Institute celebrated our Holiday spirit today with a great and festive luncheon. Lots of ugly sweaters were in attendance, prize drawings, trivia and good times were had by all.


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We are very thankful to have had Crown Lift Trucks and Naumann Hobbs Material Handling, INC come present their current carrer opportunities and benefit packages to our students. Roy Kobayashi, thank you for bringing Hector, Nicholas and Dan to our campus. It was exciting to see our students presented with these options. We hope to see them hire many students in the future.

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Just a reminder! Cookies with Santa will be a fantastic event for everyone! We will have photo ops with Santa, and Sparkles the Mini Horse will be here! There will be craft stations and even a letter to Santa station.
We look forward to seeing our friends, families and partners in the community Thursday, December 15th from 4pm-6pm at !

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Arizona Automotive Institute celebrated the hard work of its students with a student awards ceremony this week. We had many students newly inducted into the National Technical Honor Society along with dozens of Perfect Attendance, Student of the Course and Distinguished Student of the Course awards across all programs. All of us at are very proud of these students who put so much effort into their career education.

Congrats to all of you who earned these rewards!

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We want to thank all the industry professionals and some of our premier employers who attended the advisory meeting here at Arizona Automotive Institute. We had a great representation from the City of Glendale, Transdev, Ford, Aerotek and many others. We received great feedback on current industry trends and needs to ensure our graduates are set up for success.

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From our Arizona Automotive Institute family to yours... Happy Thanksgiving!

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We want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, from our family to yours! We have been so grateful to be a part of the Glendale community since 1968.

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Thanks to everybody that came out to the car show on Saturday. It was a great event! We collected over six boxes of food and blankets to donate to the local community.

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Instructor spotlight: Chip Garland
Mr. Garland has worked over 20 years in the Auto/Diesel space and specializes in air conditioning and electronics. He started with AAI one year ago today. Here he is with his class working on hybrid batteries. Congratulations Mr. G!

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Reminder, AAI will be hosting a public car show on Saturday, November 19th. We'll be partnering with local car clubs in the area and having drop-off stations during the event, with blankets and canned food benefiting the homeless in our Glendale community. Hope to see you there!

Photos from Arizona Automotive Institute's post 11/15/2022

AAI attended the 15th annual trade show hosted by the Mechanical Trade Contractors of Arizona ! At this event AAI team members had the opportunity to network with community/employer partners as well as mingle with a few AAI alumni.

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Today, Arizona Automotive Institute would like to sincerely thank all the U.S. military veterans for their sacrifices in service to our country.
We specifically want to recognize those who have chosen Ancora Education, parent company of , as the next step in their careers! We could not do what we do without you - Happy !
Pictured here are just some of the many veterans who are part of the family!

Photos from Arizona Automotive Institute's post 11/11/2022

With honor, respect and gratitude, AAI wants to thank all who have served in the armed forces. We would like to recognize some of our students, faculty and staff who are veterans.

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AAI student spotlight- Only three weeks in the welding program and already creating art. Kevin Guerrero's creation of a future Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Come join our Diesel Heavy Truck Instructor Team!

We are looking for both full-time and part-time positions. If you have 5 years or more of related Diesel experience and a passion to help others get into the Diesel industry, we would love to talk to you.


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Who knows what our Electrical students are running? Answer in the comments below......

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Show Up and Show Out

Join us for a public car show held at AAI on Saturday, November 19th. We will be partnering with local car clubs in the area and having drop-off stations during the event, with all blankets and canned food received benefiting the homeless in our Glendale community.

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Got treats? AAI wishes everyone a very safe and Happy Howl-oween!!

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Happy Halloween from Arizona Automotive Institute!


Meet Rod, AAI's newest team member, who is raising the bar...and wrench.. on understanding the student experience!

Nationally Recognized FORD Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) Program Now Available to Arizona Automotive Institute Students - AAI 10/24/2022

Nationally Recognized FORD Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) Program Now Available to Arizona Automotive Institute Students - AAI

Arizona Automotive Institute is excited to announce the news of our partnership with Ford Motor Company by offering our Diesel Heavy Truck and Automotive Service Technician Program students access to the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program!

The Ford ACE program courses are a subset of those taken by current Ford dealership technicians. By completing the training, students are one step closer to a career in the automotive industry... and with more than 3,200 Ford dealerships in the U.S., there are many opportunities for employment across the country!

Nationally Recognized FORD Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) Program Now Available to Arizona Automotive Institute Students - AAI Arizona Automotive Institute (AAI) recently announced that the FORD Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) Program is a complimentary program now offered to students enrolled in the school’s Diesel Heavy Truck or Automotive Service Technician programs.

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Happy Financial Aid Professionals Day!

AAI would like to recognize our Financial Aid Team on campus. Gaby Valdez, Oneida Ballardo, and Janet Bates bring years of experience to their roles and truly care about our students success.

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AAI welcomes our October Start class!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Welcome to AAI

For more than forty years AAI has been a choice for students. Students seek AAI’s hands-on training in career fields within skilled trades such as welding and automotive repair. By maintaining an understanding of the unique hiring needs of the communities in which it serves, AAI is able to help meet the local needs of employers by providing a skilled workforce, in turn, AAI remains a foothold to support its local economies.

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6829 N 46th Avenue
Glendale, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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