Phoenix Trade Schools

Arizona Automotive Institute

For over 45 years, AAI has been dedicated to delivering career-focused education. Beyond its automotive programs, this trade school offers a diverse range of courses, including combination welding, electrician, diesel technology, construction, CDL, HVAC, and basic refrigeration.

  • 6829 N. 46th Ave. (Glendale) Phoenix, AZ 85301

Arizona College of Nursing

At the Arizona College of Nursing’s Phoenix campus, students experience a flexible learning environment, with evening classes for general education coursework and accelerated completion of each course in 8 weeks. The institution offers a tailored curriculum for students with busy schedules and boasts up to $10,000 scholarships, making quality education accessible. With no waitlist, students can quickly begin their journey towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), graduating in three years or less, thanks to qualified transfer credits. Accredited by CCNE and institutionally accredited by ABHES, the program prioritizes real-world readiness, integrating classroom teaching, hands-on simulations, and clinical experiences.

Preparation for the NCLEX exam is paramount from day one at the Phoenix campus, reflected in a dedicated class, virtual practice exams, and customized study plans. The program’s effectiveness is attested by an impressive 96.08% NCLEX-RN exam pass rate, well above the national average. Partnering with healthcare providers in Arizona, students gain invaluable clinical experience in lifelike simulation labs equipped with state-of-the-art mannequins, ensuring they graduate ready to excel in their nursing careers.

  • 16404 N Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85053

Brookline College

At Brookline College students can enroll in online and on campus training programs for a healthcare career. The Phoenix campus provides simulation labs and virtual reality training, as well as other amenities to ensure academic success. A dedicated financial aid team cab help students explore payment options. Some of the classes on this campus include Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Dental Assistant, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Science, Medical Lab Technician, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant.

  • 2445 W Dunlap Ave., Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021

Bryan University

Located in the heart of downtown Tempe, AZ, Bryan University, offers certificates as well as associate and bachelor’s degrees in on-demand fields such as Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Accounting, and Full-Stack Web Development. Students at Bryan University also receive hands-on learning opportunities and career resources to help them succeed.

  • 350 West Washington St. (Tempe) Phoenix, AZ 85281

Carrington College

The phoenix campus is located east of the Black Canyon Freeway.  Students can take 9 to 23 month programs that provide hands on training and real experience. Associate degrees and certificate programs are offered in
dental assisting, electrical technology, HVAC and refrigeration, maintenance technician, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technology, registered nursing, respiratory care, surgical technology and veterinary assisting.

  • 2149 W Dunlap Ave., Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021
  • 8503 N 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051

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

DeVry University

DeVry University, a for-profit institution dedicated to technology and innovation, offers a variety of undergraduate degrees and certificates in Technology, Technical Management, and Business Administration. Conveniently located in metropolitan Phoenix with easy freeway access, the campus also offers master’s degrees and graduate certificates through DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. Positioned in a thriving urban area known for its business opportunities, DeVry Phoenix provides students access to diverse industries. The campus is also near Luke Air Force Base, offering courses to military members and veterans with benefits for both online and hybrid classes. Programs include Online Undergraduate Technology Certificates, an Online Medical Billing and Coding Certificate, an Associate in Information Technology and Networking, and a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems.

  • 20430 N 19th Ave, Suite 170 Phoenix, AZ 85027

Empire Beauty Schools

Arizona residents who want to put their best face forward with an exciting career should look into the Empire Beauty School in Phoenix, AZ. Students can take classes that will help earn them employment in areas like cosmetology, cosmetology education, and nail technology and artistry. Empire Beauty Schools provide a hands-on learning experience from skilled instructors to help students succeed.


  • 2727 W Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051

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

Grand Canyon University

Along with offering several housing options, dining halls, and a large activity center, GCU’s Phoenix campus has several degree programs for students to choose from. Courses include graphic and digital design, advertising, communication, accounting, applied business analytics, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, human resources management, computer sciences, nursing, counseling, and more.

  • 3300 West Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85017

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute’s (MMI) Phoenix campus stands as a distinguished hub for specialized training in motorcycle mechanics within the Universal Technical Institute family. With a legacy of over four decades, MMI Phoenix is dedicated to equipping students with the skills essential for servicing motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and personal watercraft.

Focusing on renowned brands like Harley-Davidson Late Model, Honda: HonTech, Yamaha: YamaPro®, Suzuki: FAST, Kawasaki: K-Tech Specialist, and BMW Motorrad, MMI Phoenix offers comprehensive training led by experienced instructors. The campus boasts a fleet of over 1,500 vehicles, ensuring students receive ample hands-on experience.

Most programs at MMI Phoenix can be completed in under a year, providing students with a fast track to expertise. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by state authorities including the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, MMI Phoenix upholds high standards of education and training.

  • 2844 W Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027

National Technical Institute of Phoenix

In addition to offering on-campus and online courses, National Technical Institute of Phoenix has day and night classes for students with unique schedules. Training programs at NTI Phoenix include hands-on instruction for aspiring HVAC and HVAC-Refrigeration technicians, electrical technicians, and plumbing technicians.

  • 3660 E Wier Ave Phoenix, AZ 85040

Paul Mitchell Schools

Located just minutes from downtown Phoenix, Paul Mitchell School Phoenix offers quality instruction for students pursuing cosmetology and esthetics diplomas. Those hoping to become cosmetology instructors can also complete the necessary programs at this campus. In addition, an on-site salon lets students practice the skills they learned in class on real clients.

  • 3423 W Bethany Home Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute’s Phoenix, AZ, campus has operated since 2015. The campus is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and has received additional licensing from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. 7 Certificate programs and 3 Associate’s degree programs are offered on this campus, including a Dental Assistant certificate program and a Surgical Technology Associate’s degree program, among others. Pima’s Phoenix campus students can access hands-on, experiential learning opportunities near Phoenix’s bustling metropolitan hubs, including Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Goodyear, and Scottsdale.

  • 13610 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix Phoenix, AZ 85029

Roadmaster Drivers School

The basic goal for Roadmaster Drivers School is to provide training in order for the graduate to obtain a Class A CDL and the skills to become employed. Courses include general driving knowledge, pre trip planning and inspecting, backing, and more. Roadmaster provides equipment for Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) testing at all locations after graduation.

  • 2350 S 48th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85043

The Refrigeration School

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, The Refrigeration School, also known as RSI, is one of the largest trade schools in the U.S. for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). Training programs include electrical, electro-mechanical, and refrigeration technologies, as well as mechanical maintenance engineering and welding.

RSI offers a number of scheduling options. Depending on the subject, it takes between six and fifteen months to finish a program. Instructors provide one-on-one attention, and students get hands-on training. Focused on careers, the institution boasts a high employment rate for graduates.

  • 4210 East Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

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 Center - UCENT, 411 N Central Ave, Suite 116 Phoenix, AZ 85004

UEI College

UEI College has several programs at their Phoenix campus that prepare students for a career in healthcare, electrical, and HVAC careers. Prospects can complete some training programs in ten months before graduating and earning their certifications. The campus gives students access to support services, including financial aid and career counseling.

Whether you’re just beginning your education or continuing it, UEI college has courses for students in all stages of life. You can learn how to become a dental or medical assistant, provide direct patient care or work in medical billing and coding, and become an essential liaison in healthcare. The technical college also has skilled trades programs in HVAC and electrical technology.

  • 9215 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85021

Universal Technical Institute

The Universal Technical Institute’s campus is a center point for aspiring motorcycle mechanics in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. As a division of UTI, the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) focuses on providing a comprehensive core program tailored to train technicians for various vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, and personal watercraft.

At UTI’s Arizona campus, students delve into a curriculum comprising 26 classes and labs, immersing themselves in hands-on training within state-of-the-art facilities. What sets this institute apart is its specialization options; students can choose from six manufacturer-supported electives, allowing them to align their education with top brands like BMW, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.

Upon completing the core program, students can further specialize and earn factory credentials recognized by leading manufacturers. Those who graduate from brand-specific programs receive Associate’s degrees in occupational studies (AOS), while others are awarded diplomas, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future careers.

To support students beyond the classroom, the campus partners with Compass Rose to facilitate affordable housing options. Additionally, scholarships, grants, and financial assistance are available, making education accessible. With a blended learning model combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills, the Universal Technical Institute’s Phoenix campus paves the way for a successful career in the dynamic world of motorcycle mechanics.

The Phoenix, Arizona campus has 40 labs, 1 resource room and approximately 104,000 square feet of space in order to provide students access to the latest updates in hands on training. It is dedicated to providing students with the technical education needed to begin successful careers as technicians in the motorcycle and marine repair fields.  A number of grants and tuition assistance opportunities are available.

  • 2844 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027

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

Universal Technical Institute

The Universal Technical Institute’s Avondale, Arizona campus offers diverse and acclaimed programs tailored to the skilled trades, providing students with hands-on experience and specialized training in automotive, diesel, welding, HVAC-R, airframe, and power plant disciplines. The Avondale campus offers five core programs and seven specialties, offering students a chance to complete their comprehensive education in each field. 

In the Airframe & Powerplant program, which spans 18 months, students delve into aircraft troubleshooting, pneumatics, and turbine engines, equipping them with vast technical skills crucial for success in aviation maintenance. UTI’s Automotive Technician program on the Avondale campus, which has a duration of 51 weeks, addresses everything from vehicle electronic technology and suspension systems to diagnostics, enabling students to complete an Associate’s degree and become ASE certified while undergoing a full-depth education that equips them with the skills, knowledge, and certifications necessary for success. The Avondale, Arizona campus also boasts Diesel Mechanic Training coursework: the program takes 45 weeks to complete and features courses on truck brake systems and chassis, engine service and repair, and diesel-hydraulic systems. Graduates of the Diesel Mechanic Training program earn either diplomas or Associate’s degrees depending on the pathway they choose to complete. The fourth program offered on UTI’s Avondale campus covers HVAC/R and welding training, addressing vent system selection and installation, air handling and hydraulics, and duct fabrication. 

Beyond the institution’s extensive program offerings, the Avondale campus features 38 labs available to students and workshops and events for prospective students and minorities in technical fields. UTI additionally features career services to aid students in their job search in partnership with the financial aid office and collegiate housing services, which both support students in finding scholarships, paying for the cost of attendance, and finding suitable housing during their time on campus.

  • 10695 West Pierce St. Avondale, AZ 85323