Universal Technical Institute

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Classes from UTI

In person Welding Classes

In person

Students in UTI’s Welding program learn about the procedures and equipment required to weld using gas metal arc (GMAW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), flux-cored arc (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc (GTAW) welders. Students also learn how to weld in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions used for plate or sheet metal, and the fixed, rolling and overhead positions used for pipe.


This course introduces students to gas tungsten arc welding, its characteristics and safety. Using the information they learned in previous courses, students develop the skills necessary to make gas tungsten arc welds on different metals, using both direct and alternating current methods.


Application to safely practice welding before learning actual SMAW, (stick) GMAW, (MIG) and FCAW (flux-cored) processes in the lab.


The pipe welding course introduces students to the different methods of welding pipe and tube using multiple types of metal transfer. Students learn the welding positions used, from horizontal rolling to stationary or vertical, along with how to use the correct tools and equipment for cutting and beveling of joints during assembly.


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In person HVAC Classes

In person

The HVAC certification program at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a comprehensive, hands-on training program designed to equip students with the skills required to become successful technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. This comprehensive 51-week course covers a wide range of topics, including principles of electricity, refrigeration systems, and commercial heating and cooling systems. With the guidance of experienced instructors, students learn to diagnose, maintain, and repair various types of HVACR systems, making them highly sought after in the competitive job market upon graduation.

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About school

Universal Technical Institute is a leading provider of automotive and diesel technician training programs in the United States. The school has multiple campuses across the country, including one in Avondale, AZ. At the Avondale campus, students can learn hands-on skills needed to work in the automotive and diesel industries.

In the Phoenix area

10695 West Pierce Street, Avondale, AZ 85323