Skilled Workers – Stronger Businesses

Improve Your Business Through Cost Effective Education Options at ATI

ATI Workforce Solutions offers employers a local, hands-on option for the development and training of existing staff. Classes are focused on specific skill gaps that can improve the efficiency and versatility of today’s technicians. Open registration courses are available throughout the year, and custom training solutions can be designed to meet the needs of any employer.

Training Opportunities That Can Impact Your Business Fast

Commercial Driving

  • Licensing
  • Re-training

Construction Trades

  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Residential and Commercial HVAC
  • Electrical

Industrial Trades

  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics
  • Welding

Automotive Power Trades

  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Heavy Vehicle and Equipment

Skills And Certification Training

Open Registration Courses: We offer a variety of courses throughout the year to address some of the most common areas of hands-on training requested by Employers and their technicians. Check back frequently for new training options or complete the request for information form to inquire about specific programs

Vehicle Service Trades

Course Course Description
Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector Written Test Preparation (16 Hours)
  • Prepare to take the written and practical examinations for Class “A” Unlimited Safety Inspector, Class B ” Trailer, and Class “C ” Motorcycle Licenses.
  • Instructor lead review of Official Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Manual.
Virginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspector Practicum Test Preparation (4 Hours)
  • Perform practice inspections on a variety of vehicles with safety issues.
Vehicle Electrical Systems I: Fundamentals (8 Hours)
  • Fundamentals of electrical system design and applications, Ohm’s Law calculations, circuit design and components.
  • Theory of operation and testing of battery, starting and charging system.
Vehicle Electrical Systems II: Troubleshooting and Repair (8 Hours)
  • Electrical component operation and diagnosis. Electrical wiring schematic reading and circuit diagnosis.
  • Voltage drop testing, multi-meter and oscilloscope usage, sensor testing, and repair procedures.
  • Identification and testing of input and output circuits.
Vehicle Electrical Systems III: Advanced Diagnostics (8 Hours)
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques in modern vehicle computer controlled electrical systems.
  • Logic theory, advanced wiring schematic reading, electrical testing, and scanner usage.
  • Body support system testing and oscilloscope usage. Testing high voltage hybrid electrical systems.
Principles of Steering and Alignment (8 Hours)
  • The Course will focus on understanding alignment angles and tire wear patterns associated with incorrect alignment, as well as component identification and function on modern automotive and light truck applications.
  • Students will learn the necessary steps to safely and efficiently conduct a proper four-wheel alignment using Hunter Hawkeye equipment and software on front and rear wheel drive vehicles.
ABS Brake Systems Diagnostic and Repair (8 Hours)
  • Students will learn maintenance, troubleshooting and repair modern brake and traction control systems.
  • Theory, component identification, and application of ABS Systems.
  • Understand circuits and operation.
Vehicle Climate Control Systems Diagnostic and Repair (8 Hours)
  • Overview of climate control systems, including vehicle cooling systems.
  • Component identification, diagnosing faults, and repair of AC systems.
  • System charging, pressure, and recovery will be covered.
  • EPA 609 test included in training.

Heavy Vehicle and Fleet Trades

Course Course Description
Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Endorsement Training for Commercial Drivers (4.5 Hours)
  • DMV and FMCSA required instruction on basic HAZMAT requirements.
  • After successful course completion students will be entered into the Training Provider Registry, making them eligible for the DMV Hazardous Materials Endorsement test.
  • Register online here.
Principles of Fluid Power (8 Hours)
  • Course designed for entry to mid-level technicians in the construction equipment, heavy vehicle, and industrial service fields.
  • Topics covered include theory and calculations of fluid power, understanding pressure and flow, and system component identification.
  • Preventive maintenance and diagnostics are introduced.
Hydraulic Systems Troubleshooting and Repair (8 Hours)
  • Course designed for heavy vehicle shop or field technicians.
  • Content expands on Principles of Fluid Power and covers advanced systems components, cylinders, pumps, and control valves.
  • Understanding circuit diagrams and intermediate-level diagnostics and repair.
Basic Welding for Service Technicians (15 hours)
  • Improve the skills of automotive, truck, or equipment technicians working for fleet repair facilities, dealerships, or independent shops.
  • Learn the setup and operation of wire feed welding machines, techniques, and precautions.
  • Weld coupons of various materials.
AWS Weld Testing and Certification (8 Hours)
  • Designed for welders seeking certification in various welding processes.
  • Course prepares students for specific AWS standards for weld process and material position certification test.
  • Participants will be instructed in the safe operation of the welding equipment particular to your test. Materials and certification are included in the course fee.
Diesel Emission Controls (20 Hours)
  • Learn the operation and diagnostics of diesel emission control systems 2004 and newer.
  • Covers EPA regulations, understanding diesel pollutants and related chemical reactions, and system operations.
  • Diagnose and repair of Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Diesel Particulate Filter, and Selective Catalytic Reduction systems.
Principles of Effective Preventative Maintenance (8 Hours)
  • This course provides an overview of a well-implemented preventive maintenance program. Topics covered include understanding the differences between A, B, C, D, and L inspections, and steps required to perform an effective inspection.
  • Students will learn Federal inspection regulations, DOT Inspections, Out-of-Service criteria, and DOT Record-keeping requirements.
Effective and Compliant Pre-Trip Inspections (8 Hours)
  • Students attending this course will learn the specifics of Identifying maintenance issues before they lead to costly repairs or down time, explore how proper inspections lead to increased safety, and DOT Record-keeping requirements and penalties.
  • Topic also include understanding liability concerns and vehicle Out-of-Service criteria.

Industrial and Construction Trades

Course Course Description
EPA608 Technician Certification (8 Hours)
  • Required by Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act for anyone who maintains, services, repairs, or disposes of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants.
  • Course covers mandatory training and required knowledge of ozone depleting refrigerants and EPA regulations.
  • EPA 608 Certification Exam included in cost of training.

Customized Solutions

Every business operates in a unique way based on their customer’s needs. Our background in specialized trade-focused education allows us to support businesses like yours. We work closely with our partners to find out what makes them unique and where their pain points are. We help them identify skills gaps, training opportunities and other needs that a long term solution like education are perfect for.

Regardless of your business needs, ATI can help you find the solution that fits your business schedule, budget and goals.

*Courses offered through ATI Workforce Solutions are employer sponsored for the training of employees. As such, these courses do not fall within the scope of the institution’s accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and they are exempt from certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


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