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Advanced Technology Institute provides degrees and diploma programs in a range of subjects that include Automotive, Diesel / Heavy Vehicle and HVAC.

Campus Information

ATI in Virginia Beach, with its wonderful climate, is a great place to study. Students can take advantage of the unbeatable combination of surf, sand and sun. There are also a lot of fun things to do! In just four hours you can be in the mountains and there are several theme parks that you can arrive at in only two hours!

Virginia Beach:

Located in the large urban area of Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, VA has all the attractions such as transportation, housing, job opportunities, and events and happenings. A lot of ATI graduates begin their career here and once you visit you will know why. You cannot find a better place to call home!

Automotive Technology

You will be provided teachings in every aspect of automotive maintenance and repair in ATI's NATEF/ASE Master Certified Automotive Technology Programs. Including:

  • Bumper-To-Bumper Training covering every System
  • * ASE/Ford-Plus Training
  • * NATEF/ASE Master Certified Auto Tech Training

Automotive/Diesel Technology II

To gather more selling power and knowledge take Automotive/Diesel Technology II.

The Automotive / Diesel training is a combination of ASE/Ford-Plus and core requirements of the Diesel/Heavy Vehicle training. This training enables the student to have expertise in both automotive and diesel technologies upon graduation, giving the student the advantages of additional marketability and growth potential.

Diesel/Heavy Vehicle

Diesel training is much more involved than you could ever imagine!

Students learn about:

  • Marine Diesels/Ships and Boats
  • Farm Tractors and Equipment
  • Road Construction, Bulldozers and Graders
  • Aircraft Support Equipment no matter how large!

Students at ATI Virginia Beach work on just about anything including, but not limited to tractors, trailers or off-the-road construction equipment, or equipment to harvest crops or to power motorboats and yachts. The shop at the Advanced Technology Institute is equipped with engines from 400 to 12,000 pounds, a several different types of manual and automatic transmissions, complete tractor-trailers, and a full-service fuel injection shop. There is a wealth of opportunities that can be very rewarding.

America no longer sees the railroads as the best form of transportation since heavy vehicles have moved in to perform more and more tasks. America depends on these vehicles and will depend on you too once you complete Diesel and Heavy Vehicle Technology.

Commercial Driving

Over 170 Billion miles are traveled each year by commercial American truck drivers.

Tractor-Trailer Truck Driving can be learned locally at ATI. In just two months, you can complete your range, road, and classroom education.

We offer training in Local/Regional/Over-the-Road driving with high-quality instruction in a small classroom setting. In a short amount of time you will be trained quickly and ready to be hired by thousands of employers. Tuition reimbursement and financing is available. Tractor-Trailer Commercial Driving students will need to have or be willing and able to obtain a valid Virginia Driver's License before starting classes.

Ford Motor Company MLR Training

Your skills will be in demand if you have Ford Motor Company MLR Training.

The Ford MLR (Maintenance and Light Repair) program is an association between Ford Motor Company as well as other community colleges and technical schools. You can gain access to careers that are both profitable and rewarding, through the MLR Program.

Every year, the motorcar service sector loses in excess of 15,000 qualified skilled workers due to retirement. However, at this time fewer technicians are entering the automotive field. The rate of growth for light repair and retail maintenance is higher than ever.

Approval has been given to Advanced Technology Institute to provide Ford MLR Training as part of the curriculum. ATI automotive students will be educated to universal (all-brands) standards of NATEF-ASE (in a NATEF-Master Certified School) and additionally will get the chance to obtain extremely specialized Ford training.

Maritime Welding Technology

Structural Program

Structural Program offers a diploma in the hands-on areas of construction and equipment repair and steel structures.

  • Modern equipment and tools are used to give students training in both classrooms and laboratory.
  • Students obtain practical training in a realistic shop setting, where they must display specific abilities.
  • Safety and standard practices are strictly observed in shipyards and repair areas.

Combination Program

In taking part in this particular diploma program, one will take advantage of training in construction and will learn to repair equipment and steel structures, as well as gain the capabilities to weld pipes in several positions. Students will learn to use modern welding equipment and tools in laboratories and classrooms.

Specific proficiencies of students are demonstrated at the shop setting that is realistic. Safety and standard procedures that are followed in repair and shipyards are given high importance.

The contents of the program provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment at the entry level for both as a structural and a pipe welder.

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