About Us

ATI: Accelerated Online Training And Instruction In The Mechanical And Construction Trades

Our Mission

To develop the next generation of competent, professional tradespeople by employing self-paced distance learning as the primary vehicle for learning in today’s world

How We deliver on our mission

ATI provides engaging, comprehensive instruction by professionally recognized instructors, to ensure each student explicitly understands the theory behind their discipline. All courses are taught visually as we don’t believe that trade skills can be learned from books.

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Our Curriculum

ATI Programs of study are developed in accordance with rigorous academic and industry standards. We teach the complete A-Z of a discipline using a methodology designed with both experienced and novice students in mind

All program materials have been developed to meet or exceed the standards set by the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER)

Our Registrations

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Verified by The Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) with Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (ACT)

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Registered as a Proprietary School with the State Board of Education under Idaho Statues, Title 33, Chapter 24

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Online Learning

Courses are taught on our online learning platform - you can learn at any time, at your own pace, from anywhere and replay any lessons as often as you need

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Visual Instruction

Instructors visually teach the theory and demonstrating the ‘hands-on’ application of each topic. There are no additional textbook purchases or reading requirements

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Accelerated Training

ATI’s methodology strives to compact all of the necessary information into the minimum amount of time needed so that you can learn faster – without leaving anything out

Our Registrations

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Verified by The Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) with Exempt Status pursuant to the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (ACT)

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Registered as a Proprietary School with the State Board of Education under Idaho Statues, Title 33, Chapter 24

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All ATI instructors have extensive real-world experience in their relevant disciplines as well as being qualified instructors.

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Our History

Accelerated Training Institute is a division of CATCo. Inc., established in1993 in Napa, California, and is a pioneer of Distance Education for Trade skills.

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ATI History with Gene Kelly

Our Professional Team

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Steven Marshall

Director of Education

Steven is responsible for advancing Accelerated Training Institute’s educational mission through strategic planning, program/curriculum review and implementing organizational systems that make learning possible. Steven brings over 25 years of experience in organizational planning and development as well as a passion for enhancing the lives of our students through the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Steven holds a BS in Human Resource Management and MBA in International Business both from University of Oregon

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Gene Kelly

President, CEO

Gene has 20+ years of distance education business experience. Gene has a trade skills background, distance education credentials, and is a licensed contractor

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Jeff Quick

Student Advisor

Our Student Advisors are available to help students explore their academic interests, provide additional course information, and develop plans of study.

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Dr. Elizabeth Bieter

Director of Student Services/Director of Placement

Liz offers student services and placement through well-developed process and a strong relationship with the students and leadership in the academic community. Liz’s love of learning is shown in her academic achievements with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy, MAM In Management, Masters in Psychology, PhD in organization development.

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Sue Engel

Student Advisor

Our Student Advisors are available to help students explore their academic interests, provide additional course information, and develop plans of study.

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Amber

Student Services Administrators

Providing telephone and online support to answer student questions and provide services for such needs as how to access and participate in online courses, online testing, taking retests, contacting faculty or any other questions they may have related to school policy and procedure that are not directly related to the instructional content of their course.

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Raeli

Student Services Administrator

Providing telephone and online support to answer student questions and provide services for such needs as how to access and participate in online courses, online testing, taking retests, contacting faculty or any other questions they may have related to school policy and procedure that are not directly related to the instructional content of their course.

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Vincent Langer

Director of Student Accounts

Vincent has extensive experience with using financial aid to facilitate an academic career. After attending Washington State and Gonzaga Universities for his bachelors and master’s program he was left with strong desire to assist others with their understanding and access to student financial aid. He now works with financial aid programs and with students to assist them with funding opportunities.

Our Partners

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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
Zelter Hood
Student
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
Maria Simpson
Skill Enthusiast
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
Nick Hibbert
Nick Hibbert Pueblo, CO, disabled, future handyman
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
John Doe
Nick Hibbert Pueblo, CO, disabled, future handyman
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
Jane Doe
Student, Traveler, Explorer
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This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.