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Arizona Automotive Institute

The Arizona Automotive Institute is an accredited trade school located in Glendale, AZ. With four different programs available, learners can choose a field of study and complete their courses in two years or less. AAI has been providing career-focused education for over 45 years. In addition to the automotive programs, this trade school offers courses in combination welding, diesel technology, HVAC and basic refrigeration. The hands-on training from experienced and attentive instructors prepares students for a successful career in their chosen profession.
  • 6829 N. 46th Ave. (Glendale) Phoenix, AZ 85301
  • Automotive, Construction, HVAC and Building Services, Welding

Arizona College of Nursing

The Arizona College of Nursing, established in 1991 by a group of pharmacists, has grown into a leading institution for vocational medical education with a mission to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. Operating across 20 campuses in 12 states, it offers a range of programs including Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Healthcare Administration, and is renowned for its dynamic, culturally enriched learning environment. The college is thoroughly accredited, including a BSN program recognized by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and maintains affiliations with various prestigious organizations and nursing associations, enhancing its credibility and support within the nursing community. Dedicated to continuous improvement and workforce relevance, the Arizona College of Nursing offers tailored educational programs and strong career development support, making it a compelling option for those pursuing careers in health professions, evidenced by its robust placement support and state-of-the-art training facilities.
  • 4425 W Olive Ave #300 Glendale, AZ 85302
  • 163 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201
  • 16404 N Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85053
  • 1620 W Fountainhead Pkwy,Suite 110 Tempe, AZ 85282
  • 5285 E. Williams Circle, Suite 1000 Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting

Brookline College

Brookline College offers courses in healthcare, business, and criminal justice. The school has campuses in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as online classes. Accelerated programs, both diploma and degree,give students the training they need in a short amount of time. The goal is to get them working as quickly as possible.
  • 2445 W Dunlap Ave., Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • 1140 S Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281
  • 5441 E 22nd St., Ste 125 Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, Wellness

Bryan University

Bryan University provides students with training for careers in business, healthcare, wellness and the trades. Some options include personal trainer diploma, AAS Exercise Specialist, Business Administration BS, MBA, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Healthcare Admin.
  • 350 West Washington St. (Tempe) Phoenix, AZ 85281
  • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech

Carrington College

At Carrington College, students receive training to prepare for careers in the medical, veterinary, dental, or criminal justice fields. The school offers associate’s degree programs and certificates, and specializes in hands-on healthcare education. Students who live a distance from the school have the option to take online courses.
  • 1001 W Southern Ave., Ste 130 Mesa, AZ 85210
  • 2149 W Dunlap Ave., Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • 201 N Bonita Ave., Ste 101 Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Veterinary Services, Wellness

Cortiva Institute

With over 30 locations in 13 states, Cortiva Institute serves many people looking for careers in massage therapy or skin care. Students can complete accelerated programs in less than a year. All tracks are nationally accredited. During schooling, attendees are able to grow as professionals to prepare for their futures.
  • 10000 N. 31st Ave., Suite D-100/203 Phoenix, AZ 85051
  • 8010 E. McDowell Rd., Ste 214 Scottsdale, AZ 85257
  • 1425 W. Southern Ave., Suite 1/6 Tempe, AZ 85282
  • 6390 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Cosmetology and Barbering, Massage Therapy, Wellness

Empire Beauty Schools

Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.
  • 9945 W McDowell Rd. Avondale, AZ 85323
  • 2978 N Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224
  • 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
  • 2727 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051
  • 3030 E Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

FORTIS College

FORTIS provides people with a quality post-secondary education. The school has locations in 15 states that offer diploma and degree programs. These include accredited tracks in healthcare, business, technology, and other trades. Specific options vary by campus. The college also has online courses. This allows busy students the flexibility to complete their schooling at a pace that works for them. Attendees can earn associate’s degrees in business, human resources, or marketing.
  • 555 North 18th St., Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85006
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University is a private liberal arts college with campuses in New Hampshire and Arizona. The school aims to provide a well-rounded experience for all students, blending quality education with real-world opportunities. The university offers a variety of two- and four-year degrees, many of which students can complete on-site or remotely. Those interested can go on to earn Master degrees and Ph.Ds as well. FPU prides itself on giving students a personalized, affordable education.

  • 14455 West Van Buren Street, Building A, Suite 100 Goodyear, AZ 85338
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Sports Management

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University (GCU) provides a private Christian education for new and continuing students. There is a range of on-campus and online programs to earn bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Fields of study include healthcare, business, teaching, and the arts. The school has two campuses, both of which are located in Arizona.
  • 3300 West Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • 10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Suite 102 Sun City, AZ 85351
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Sports Management

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

A division of Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) teaches skills related to diagnosing and fixing problems with motorbikes, ATVs, and jet skis. Students at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute undergo the Motorcycle Technician Specialist Program. Trainees work with industry-leading brands and learn skills such as Vehicle Maintenance and Engine Troubleshooting, among many others.
  • 2844 W Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • Automotive

National Technical Institute of Phoenix

The National Technical Institute of Phoenix puts students at the forefront of the HVAC job market with accelerated programs that prepare future professionals for a career in under four months. The technical school offers a hybrid learning setup using online and on-campus classes to teach students essential skills and provide hands-on training.

At NTI, qualified and experienced instructors train individuals in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical fields. HVAC and Refrigeration students can take the course in-person and online and attend labs where they can apply their skills every week. Advanced courses are available for current HVAC/R professionals, as well.

The electrical technician program at NTI features a comprehensive hands-on training program with access to industry-standard labs. Plus, students learn how to market themselves as qualified electricians. Those interested in a career in plumbing can learn about the fundamentals of different plumbing systems, and NTI offers assistance with job placement.

  • 3660 E Wier Ave Phoenix, AZ 85040
  • HVAC and Building Services

Paul Mitchell Schools

There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.
  • 3423 W Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College is a school that offers associate’s degrees, bachelor degrees and certificates in fields and trades ranging from accounting to graphic design.  Students can even enroll in education tracks that result in high school diplomas. While the headquarters are located in Scottsdale, AZ, studies consist entirely of online courses.
  • 14300 N. Northsight Blvd., Ste 125 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • Automotive, Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Sports Management, Veterinary Services, Wellness

Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute, an employee-owned and accredited private career college, has been dedicated to medical education since 1972. Pima specializes in preparing students for the healthcare sector, encompassing medical, dental, and veterinary professions. Academic offerings range from certificate programs to associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
  • 957 S. Dobson Road Mesa , AZ 85202
  • 13610 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix Phoenix, AZ 85029
  • 2121 N. Craycroft Road, Bldg 1 Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiology, Veterinary Services

Roadmaster Drivers School

Roadmasters Drivers School provides students with the skills and hands-on training they need to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license. The school partners with a variety of industries hiring new drivers with Class A licenses. Classroom locations are nationwide and the curriculum is between three and four weeks long. A truck driving education is both affordable and accessible to anyone looking for long time work that pays well.

  • 2350 S 48th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85043
  • Trucking and Transportation

The Refrigeration School

People who want to pursue a career in skilled trades can attend The Refrigeration School (RSI) for various disciplines. Students can even enroll in the curriculum without a high school diploma or GED. With benefits like day and night courses and innovative learning technology, this technical school has a lot to offer in the HVAC/R, solar, electrical, and welding fields.

The six-month refrigeration technologies program teaches future HVAC professionals about diagnosing, servicing, and repairing problems with heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems. The electrical applications course allows students to complete electrician school in under seven months, while the welding specialist program teaches students the necessary skills for a career in welding.

The school also offers electro-mechanical technologies, comprehensive HVAC, and mechanical maintenance engineering programs for more in-depth training. Because the University of Phoenix accepts credits earned by RSI graduates, students can use the technical college to jumpstart their careers and continue their education.

  • 4210 East Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • HVAC and Building Services

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Located in downtown Phoenix, AZ, Thunderbird School of Global Management is part of Arizona State University. The institution awards a range of degrees related to the international management field. In addition, students can earn certificates in business analytics, global finance, and similar disciplines.
  • University Towers, 525 S Forest Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
  • North Services Building - NSB, 4766 W University Way North Glendale, AZ 85306
  • QUAD 4, 7107 E Tiburon, Bldg 4 Mesa, AZ 85212
  • University Center - UCENT, 411 N Central Ave, Suite 116 Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 100 University Way Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  • Business

Trident University International

Trident at American InterContinental University provides learners with accredited online classes in a variety of subjects. This institution helps enhance leadership skills and prepare students for rewarding careers. Enrollees can choose from majors such as business, health, homeland security, and computer science and earn certificates or degrees ranging from an associate’s to the doctoral level.
  • 2200 East Germann Road, Suite 150 Chandler, AZ 85286
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Pharmacy Tech

UEI College

Teaching skills for automotive, criminal justice, computer, HVAC, business, and healthcare vocations, UEI College has sites in Georgia, Arizona, and California. Courses at the trade school prepare students for technical careers in fields like cyber security, machine repair, or medical billing. Schedules are flexible, and campuses offer day and night classes.
  • 9215 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services

Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute trains students on skilled trades in the automotive, marine, diesel, and motorcycle fields. The school also teaches vocations like welding and CNC machining. Some locations focus on training for specific products, often with input from big companies such as Yamaha, BMW, and Harley-Davidson. Student support services helps with financial aid, housing and more.
  • 10695 West Pierce St. Avondale, AZ 85323
  • 2844 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • 8546 W Ludlow Dr., Ste 100 Peoria, AZ 85381
  • Automotive, Cosmetology and Barbering, Trucking and Transportation

Upper Iowa University

UIU’s online Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Public Administration degrees are designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance classwork with your career.
  • 1601 W. Main St. Building 15 Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, Social Services


How to Become a Welder in Arizona

Career Outlook in Arizona

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nurse practitioner field is expected to see a 45% growth through 2029. Those looking to begin their nursing career can start as an LPN, LVN or RN and advance over time. Workers in Arizona can also expect to see a rise in physical therapist jobs, which are expected to increase 18% over the next decade.

Arizona’s trade schools provide hands-on instruction to students with the drive and determination to succeed in their chosen field. With an average salary of more than $50,000 and a number of growing industries, Arizona is a great place for career opportunities and advancement.

Industry Growth in Arizona

One of the fields expected to see the most growth throughout Arizona in the next several years is cybersecurity. Roles like information security analysts are expected to grow more than 30% by 2029. Areas such as software development are also expected to rise by 22% during that timeframe, which is much higher than the national average.