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Advanced Technology Institute Programs

  • Automotive Technology
  • Commercial Driving
  • Diesel Heavy Vehicle Technology
  • HVAC
  • Maritime Welding Technology

Advanced Technology Institute


Advanced Technology Institute


About Advanced Technology Institute of Virgina Beach, VA

Located in Virginia Beach, ATI was founded in 1975 and was granted master certification in automotive in 1998. In order to be considered for acceptance you’ll need to have at lead a high school diploma or high school GED. ATI uses Moodle allowing student’s access to their program online. As a student you’ll also have access to their online library for eBooks and tutorials. You can easily make tuition payments online and student housing is available for students from outside of the Tidewater area. Get started today by requesting information.


Advanced Technology Institute offers diploma programs in:
- Automotive Technology Diploma Program
- Commercial Driving Certificate Program
- Diesel Heavy Vehicle Technology Diploma Program
- Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Training Program
- Maritime Welding Technology Diploma Program

If you are a military veteran then ATI’s programs are approved for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits. Be sure to visit the VA website to review all of your educational options. ATI participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Also active duty personnel eligible for chapter 30 benefits and using military TA may apply for Top Up.


Advanced Technology Institute Campus Locations:

Main Campus
5700 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Commercial Driving Campus
994 Scott Street
Norfolk, VA 23502

Virginia Beach Campus
4129 Miller Store Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


School Accreditation
Advanced Technology Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Advanced Technology Institute is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
Mission Statement

Automotive Technology Diploma Program
The automotive technology program offered by Advanced Technology Institute is NATEF/ASE Master Certified. NATEF was founded in 1983 and has a mission to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools. Students attending ATI will receive hands-on experience from a shop environment. This will help prepare the students for entry level work once they graduate. As a graduate of this program a student has a possible job track as an automotive service technician, electronic equipment installers or repairer or electrical and electronics installers and repairers including transportation equipment.


Commercial Driving Certificate Program
You’ll need a Virginia Driver’s license before you can start the program. The entire program was designed to prepare students to meet the needs of the highway cargo industry. You’ll be taught what is necessary to be prepared for the written part of the CDL exam. You’ll learn about driving safety, transportation of hazardous materials, vehicle maintenance and operating procedures. Graduates of ATI will be exposed to all the driving requirements needed to obtain your Class A CDL license.


Diesel Heavy Vehicle Technology Diploma Program
You would be surprised just how many machines from ships to farm equipment run on diesel. The shop at ATI has engines you’ll be working on to give you experience on different sizes. Students will receive both laboratory and classroom training. Learn about the practical aspects of maintenance and repair with emphasis on logical diagnostics procedures and repair methods. You’ll get trained on both automotive and diesel technologies. When completed you’ll have a possible career track as a bus or truck mechanic or diesel engine specialist.


Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Training Program
ATI is fully accredited as an authorized ESCO and Nate Testing center. They offer EPA approved certification. Learn how to work on all heating systems and heating pumps, air conditioners, refrigeration systems for both commercial and residential use. This diploma program by ATI is a great program for students wanting to learn light commercial or residential HVAC. The program prepares students for entry level positions after graduation in the HVAC market.

Maritime Welding Technology Diploma Program
Learn how to repair equipment and structures that were made of steel. Receive both classroom and laboratory training using the latest welding equipment and tools. If you are looking for the right training for an entry level position as a structural and pipe welder then check out ATI.