About New York ADI

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NYADI is the center for Automotive, Diesel, and Autobody Technology Education.  Train to become a Master Certified Automotive Technician, Truck & Diesel Technician or a Master Certified Collision Repair Technician.



The automotive service marketplace demands technicians with strong and up-to-date training not only in the basics, but also in electronics and computerization. New York Automotive and Diesel Institute strives to provide the highest level of instruction required, utilizing the finest, most up-to-date, training resources. We believe that academic excellence and quality vocational/technical training will provide the student with the essential “tools of the trade”. This is achieved through both theoretical instruction and “hands on” practical exercises, on equipment found in the field. Graduates will possess the skills necessary to effectively diagnose and service specialized automotive/heavy duty truck and diesel systems, Students will be prepared to meet the requirements of an ever-changing automotive/heavy duty truck and diesel and collision repair service market thus, enhancing the graduate’s technical value, marketability, and employment potential.


The School began providing advanced training for the practicing automotive technician in June 1994. Instruction was offered in the Automotive Technician Training Program (A.T.T.P.), which is recognized by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, specialized instruction in subjects such as; Advanced Fuel Injection, Ford/GM Distributor less Ignition Systems, and Supplemental Restraint Systems (S.R.S) were also offered. 

In order to address areas that were lacking in other training programs, the School developed a new, updated program, entitled “Training in Emissions and Specialized Techniques “(T.E.S.T)”.  This was the first training program of its kind, for the professional automotive technician, to be approved by the New York State Education Department.  This training enhanced the skills of the practicing technician and the quality of services they could provide.  Instruction in the T.E.S.T. Program commenced in December 1997 and continued through December 1999.

As vehicle complexity increased, and new technologies became more embedded in all systems, the School recognized the critical need to raise the level of training available for individuals seeking career in the automotive service field.  The school stepped up to the challenge and created extensive “General Automotive Mechanics” and “Diesel and Truck Technology” training programs, utilizing the latest in professional automotive training equipment and simulators to provide students with the skills to perform effective diagnosis and repair on the “newest technology” vehicles.

In the spring of 2002, ASE, through its educational wing NATEF recognized NYADI as being worthy of its highest honors and awarded it Master Automotive Certification in all eight automotive areas.  NYADI developed two new programs; “Master Certified Automotive Technician” and “Certified Automotive Technician” designed to prepare students to pass the ASE tests in the areas in which they study.  In the fall 2002, NATEF recognized the school’s diesel program as meeting the criteria for Master Medium/Heavy Truck Certification in all eight Medium/Heavy Truck Certification in all eight Medium/Heavy Truck areas.  The school responded with two new programs, “Certified Truck & Diesel Technician” and “Master Truck & Diesel Technician”. 

Due to the rapid growth of the student base, NYADI recognized the need for more shop and classroom space and moved to its current 60,000 square foot location in Jamaica, Queens. The school also launched its Master Certified Collision Repair Technician program in response to the growing demand for trained collision repair technicians.

In August 2008 the school was acquired by Automotive & Diesel Institute, with a commitment to provide the best training in automotive, diesel and collision repair technology in the State of New York.

New York Automotive and Diesel Institute (NYADI) has been nationally accredited since 1999 by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

In the fall of 2014, NYADI was awarded NATEF master accreditation for its Automotive, Medium/Heavy Duty Truck and Collision Repair & Refinishing programs.