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Advanced Diagnostic Institute


Technician Training Courses

Be in Demand with Our Professional Training

You Are Only 9 Months Away From Your New Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports there are roughly 750,000 auto techs and mechanics nationally.

To meet anticipated demand and respond to attrition, they estimate the industry will need about 46,000 More technicians within 5 Years.

At ADI we make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s hi-tech industry. Our goal is to get you trained and into the workforce in 9 months. We are a nonprofit  night training automotive school located in Conway, South Carolina

ADI is a 501C nonprofit organization
WIOA Partner - Tuition Assistance Available
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Our Training Prepares You
Reasons Why people choose us!

ADI is more than just an automotive training program

It all started with a dream, a dream to open an automotive school that wasn’t just book work, but was really hands on.  A school consisting of real-world scenarios and experiences.  A school that puts emphasis on helping students graduate, pass their ASE certification tests, and assists them in finding a career.  Here at ADI we care about our students!

ASE/NATEF Standards

learn all aspects of diagnosis, repair, and replacement of automotive engines, cylinder heads, valve trains, blocks, electrical and cooling system repair in accordance with industry standards.

State of The Art Facility

In addition to our classroom, we also offer an option to take part in our shop classes. It takes place in our state of the art campus located in Conway, South Carolina. Here you’ll be able to use the most up-to-date facilities and tools.

Expert Instructors

All of the instructors at ADI are ASE certified technicians with extensive knowledge and experience with modern automotive diagnostics and repair.

Real Hands On Training

Learn to identify, locate and understand vehicle components and systems, including the operation, diagnostics and repair aspects of the vehicle. Graduates are prepared to work in the automotive repair industry, dealerships, general repair or specialty shops.

Convenient Schedule & Affordable Financing

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Hands On In Person Training

State Of The Art Facility
Expert Hands on Training
Automotive Engine Repair
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
Manual Drive Trains & Axles
Suspension & Steering Systems
Electrical/Electronics Systems
Heating & Air Conditioning
Automotive Engine Performance
Automotive Brakes Systems
Light Vehicle Diesel Engines
Find Answers to Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions?

ADI does an enrollment at the start of each class if there is room in the program for new students.If a student starts after Aug 15th it will take a complete year to graduate instead of 9 months because we are closed between June 2nd and Aug 15th.
All 9 classes must be completed with a grade over 70% to graduate from the Program.

Classes are held Monday through Thursday between 6pm and 9pm

The first step is to schedule an interview for enrollment to go over what is covered in the 9 months and what is expected of you to complete the program.If you are accepted into the program the next step is to fill out an enrollment agreement and complete the loan through the Register tab on our website just click on apply for financing and it will bring up the link.The loan step can be skipped if the student is paying in full. Everyone is approved for financing if there is an issue getting the loan there will be a down payment required.There is an option if approved for no payments until after you graduate.

After being accepted into ADI we will refer you to a career specialist at the WIOA and they will schedule a meeting with the student to explain their  process of getting you approved for assistance.

ADI is contacted weekly looking for candidates for local employment. We post these jobs on our digital career board.Our career board is for all current and graduated students. After 3 months in the program we will give you the login access to apply for these jobs.Our recommendations are based on attendance and your ability to be on time for class.Any company working with us agrees to let you out on time to get to class by 6pm while you’re still in school.

The certification is for 432 hours of  training in the Automotive Technology program through ADI
ADI is licensed by The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
We also recommend you take the 9 ASE tests for the 9 classes offered by ADI.These ASE Tests are not required to graduate but students will be prepared for them and they will only make it easier to find employment.
ASE is the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. It is the industry standard in automotive testing.ADI students are prepared for these tests and the certifications are tangible proof of their technical knowledge to future employers.We will set up their ASE accounts online for the students and show them how to schedule their tests at the testing center if they are interested.These tests are not required for graduation but are highly recommended. 

As a courtesy ADI discounts tuition if our loan company is not used because they charge a percentage of the loan to the school. Our refund policy for the tuition does not change if tuition is paid in full.

Yes we have only a small number of seats currently available.We limit our class sizes to about 10 students per teacher.This makes it possible to make sure nobody falls behind in class and can be involved on shop nights.

We spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the classroom and shop every Thursday night. 

PALMS is the only motorsports highschool in the country and We share the facility at 826 West Cox Ferry rd. The building is a Highschool during the Day and ADI Vocational training program at night.
There will be nobody from ADI at the school before 5pm.

No, the majority of the people coming to ADI have no automotive experience. And this will not negatively impact you going through the program.

You will be supplied 4 ADI button up work shirts that you are required to wear every night to class.
The footwear should be something you would wear to work, preferably boots. NO SANDALS OR CROCS 

You will be supplied a chromebook on the first day of class that you will need to bring every night with the charger.All classwork will be done on our website.You will also be given a Tool box that you will need to bring every Thursday night.The box must not have any missing or lost tools and will be checked periodically.

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