The Applied Technology Institute (ATI) is always interested in talking with qualified instructors for short courses on technical topics. Welcome back to those who have taught previously! A typical instructor has 15 or more years of hands-on experience working in practical systems engineering and design, and has taught at company or university sponsored courses. Many ATI instructors have written or edited textbooks, although this is not a prerequisite. These are part-time positions teaching 2-5 times a year, so you can maintain your current full-time employment or consulting, and teach on your vacation time. ATI is one of the leading providers of technical training short courses in Defense, Radar, Sonar and Spacecraft technologies. ATI has been in business since 1984 and is nationally known. ATI has strong and continuing relationships to provide training to major NASA and DOD labs, plus a program of public courses that are offered throughout the United States. ATI mails our quarterly Space and Defense course catalog to 80,000-100,000 engineers and scientists. You can review our current set of courses by visiting our web site at We are expanding our course offerings and realize that you are well qualified to serve as an instructor. The teaching fee is excellent plus we pay all expenses. Courses can be taught several times per year at times that match your schedule. If you have interest, please respond with your contact information (email, and work, home & cell phone numbers) plus the course outline and length (i.e., 1, 2, 3, or 4 days) and our technical director, Jim Jenkins, will contact you. Necessary components of a successful course include:
  1. A well-written Course Description
  2. Well-organized technical presentation
  3. Clear, concise slides and Course Notes (print version of the slides)
Please send a proposed Course Description to ATI at least 6 months prior to your proposed course dates. Those selected to teach will receive an invitation and instructor agreement 3-4 months prior your course being posted on our website. You may submit a description at any time. An index of guidelines for the various components of the course program is provided below. Please email Course Descriptions and any questions to Thank you for considering teaching short courses for ATI.  

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