Our Mission & History

Our Mission

The Mission of Advanced Career Institute is to provide short-term, high-quality educational programs to prepare students for entry-level employment.

Advanced Career Institute maintains three goals:

  1. Provide instruction in a safe, professional, educational environment using effective equipment and efficient class sizes.
  2. Hire and retain qualified industry experienced instructors who utilize effective teaching methodologies to provide individualized learning experiences for their students.
  3. Provide programs designed to teach the skills necessary for entry-level employment, career development and advancement in the student’s chosen field.

Our History

A little more than three decades ago, we had a problem – we were having a hard time hiring qualified drivers for our own trucking company. As a result to that problem, we decided to create a training program that would provide us with qualified people to drive our trucks. That training program ended up being so successful that we started training drivers from other companies.

About us: Advanced Career Institute

In 1986 we opened our first school, Advanced School of Driving, Inc., and offered our training to individuals in the local community. After years of successfully training thousands of men and women, we got the opportunity to expand. We began offering these successful programs, training standards, and job placement assistance to individuals living in the Central California region.

In 1993, a second school division formed and opened in Visalia, California called Advanced Truck Driving School. Then, in July of 2000, another campus opened in Fresno, California. Most recently, the third campus opened in Merced, California in March 2015.

In order to meet the career demands and needs of those living in Central California, Advanced Truck Driving School incorporated and changed its name to Advanced Career Institute. Since the change, Advanced Career Institute has added training program areas outside of transportation. Moving forward, we continue to look for ways to support the needs of individuals and our community.

Finally, thirty years of experience has helped us become a leading provider of career education in the transportation and technical fields. ACI has built a reputation for providing quality education that produces graduates with job skills that are in high demand. Our reputation is recognized by employers, agencies, and the community who look to us to fulfill their employment needs.

Our Accreditation

Advanced Career institute is accredited with the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and is licensed by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as a Private Business and Trade School, and is approved to provide Veteran training.