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At Aviation Institute of Maintenance, we train tomorrow’s technicians. The demand for skilled technicians in Aviation, Manufacturing, Welding, Energy, and other industries is outpacing those entering these career fields. Our nation needs men and women to develop technical trade skills for today and the future. AIM campuses are proud to teach these skills.
Aviation Institute of Maintenance helps adult students gain the skills and attitudes necessary for a meaningful entry-level career position. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our students, as well as businesses, industries, and government. We are committed to high academic standards in all curricular offerings, and we are dedicated to providing the services that support our students’ efforts to succeed.
The Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to excel as an aircraft mechanic. This training prepares you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to become a certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician for employment in aviation maintenance. You are trained to service, repair, and overhaul aircraft components and systems, including the airframe, piston engines, turbine engines, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, propellers, instrumentation, warning and environmental systems.
The Maintenance Technician program draws from AIM’s core coursework in professional maintenance fields, introducing the student to electricity, surfaces and controls, transportation structures, power systems, hydraulics, and electrical control systems. The student is also guided in following process procedures, adequately documenting maintenance procedures within forms and records, ensuring a safe and compliant working environment, and developing skills as a maintenance professional.
The program features specialized instruction within areas such as nondestructive testing, inspection, and assessment of maintenance projects, welding, wind energy, 3D printing, or other areas that the local campus and employers have designated as essential within the maintenance industry. The Program & Courses also includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- hour general safety online certification. The Maintenance Technician program prepares the student for entry-level employment within a wide variety of maintenance-related fields. Maintenance technicians serve in a growing number of fields, including transportation, robotics, commercial buildings, and real estate, large and small engine repair, theme park ride maintenance, automotive repair, and many other industries.
The Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer (AMTE) program trains the student on subjects ranging from the basic theories of flight to advanced electronic systems on modern aircraft. The student will receive classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a wide range of subjects such as sheet metal and composite fabrication and repair, hydraulics, avionics and communications, piston and turbine engines, and other systems. The program prepares the graduate with the knowledge and skills required to pass the FAA tests and obtain a mechanic certificate with A&P ratings.
The Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer (AMTE) program takes the student through the basics of flight and into the technological advances for the world of aviation. The course of study takes the student through the hands on techniques and knowledge in such areas as composite fabrication and repair, sheet metal, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation, landing gear, piston and turbine engines, to include the various aircraft systems. The student learns the intricacies of the entire aircraft as each system is dissected for deeper understanding. Students will gain the skills to properly and efficiently troubleshoot and repair aircraft systems as they relate to fixed wing aircraft and rotary aircraft.
The Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology program provides a graduate with the education and practical skills needed for a position in today’s aviation industry. The program will provide the student a foundation of general education courses, technical skills, and aircraft systems knowledge. The degree program enhances critical thinking skills and provides the student with the opportunity to develop strong writing, mathematical, science, and communication skills, which may lead to greater opportunities for professional growth in the competitive aviation profession. Students learn the specialized skills necessary to work on structures, powerplants, aircraft systems, flight controlled systems, and engine systems, and become eligible and prepared for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic.
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