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About Us

AIM is well-known for providing high quality, hands-on training. Industry leaders demand the kinds of skills our students have after graduating. Our Maintenance Technician program prepares you for a wide range of career fields.

Why choose us?

  • Industry-Focused Instructing

    We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes are a chance for you to learn and work closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

  • Learn by doing.

    Our classes are equipped with the tools you’ll use every day in the industry. Learn by working on the same types of machines you will encounter in the field.

  • Specialized Training

    Targeted by the campus with guidance from employers, these settings include transportation, robotics, commercial buildings, and real estate, large and small engine repair, automotive repair, and many others.

  • We’re Dedicated to Your Success.

    We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.

Course Offerings for the Maintenance Technician Program

AIM offers training in the following concentrations*:

  • Wind Energy Fundamentals

    This course prepares students for entry-level careers in the field of renewable energy, with focus on wind energy, theory, and applications.

  • Related Structural and Pipe Welding

    Students will become skilled in various welding processes, including oxyacetylene cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in the 2G (flat) and 3G (vertical) welding positions. This course provides the skills needed to become proficient in Shielded Metal Arc Welding in both flat and vertical positions. Students will be able to strike an arc and produce stringer and weaving beads, demonstrate the five basic welds in the flat and horizontal positions, identify basic welding defects that occur during welding and differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable welds. Students will complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification.

  • Programmable Logic Controls

    In this course, students demonstrate acceptable industry practices while maintaining commercial and industrial systems controlled by pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic means, to include principles of circuit evaluation and component operation, construction, servicing, and testing. At the end of this course, students will determine operational sequencing and conduct basic programming, and test software using input/output controllers. Students will complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification.

  • Air Conditioning Systems

    The student explores thermodynamic principles, pressures, and mechanical applications in residential and light commercial applications. Students also perform heat content calculations for liquids and gases for air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

  • Electrical Motors and Controls

    In this course, students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing measuring instruments for electrical quantities to include magnetism, voltage, resistance, and current flow, as they relate to Ohm's Law. Applications will include both single-phase and three-phase AC motors used in the operation of electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment. By the end of this class, students will be able to successfully install electrical controls and safety devices, practice service procedures for communicating controls, and troubleshoot and repair control systems using equipment wiring schematics. Students will complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification.

  • 3D Printing for Innovators

    This course explores 3D design and printing as a method of artistic and industrial creation. Students learn contemporary software associated with 3D printing, study a range of application within industry, and engage in numerous projects employing the technology.

  • Communication Systems

    In this course, students will demonstrate the skills necessary to perform crimping of connectors, and terminations for various low-voltage and medium-voltage cable systems. Students will install and troubleshoot life safety systems, voice-data-video (VDV) cabling systems, and complete general maintenance of contactors, mechanical relays, and solid-state relays utilized in various heating, cooling, and lighting systems using the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements. At the end of this course, students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to complete level I National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) qualification and also complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification.

  • Introduction to Sustainability

    This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level roles in the field of renewable energy, with focus on solar energy theory, solar panel construction, and applications.

  • Industrial Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

    Students explore pneumatics and hydraulics as applied in modern industrial settings. Students also review the basic laws and principles as they relate to day-to-day applications, and study components and their operational functions. The course introduces common maintenance activities that are necessary for industrial and mobile systems controlled by hydraulics, and principles of circuit evaluation and component operation, construction, maintenance, and testing. Students will complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification.

  • Powerplant Systems

    This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate the understanding of theory of operation, construction, overhaul, maintenance, and adjustment of fuel metering devices such as float type carburetors, pressure carburetors, and fuel injection systems used with reciprocating engines. In addition, students will demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot, inspect, check, service, and repair turbine engine fuel control units used in turbine engines. Students learn lubrication characteristics while servicing, inspecting, and repairing engine lubrication, external units, filters, dilution, and oil temperature controls. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply this knowledge by inspecting, checking, servicing, and repairing engine fuel system components and troubleshooting reciprocating and turbine engine operations.

* Not every emphasis available at all campuses.

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Discover more about us

AIM is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1969. We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education throughout our expansion of career schools for more than four decades.

Our Mission

Create an atmosphere for learning that is both personal and practical, while in a school that is friendly and informative in accordance with federal regulations and industry standards. We establish these high standards of education and training in order to maintain corporate satisfaction among the business community for the school’s graduates. We are proud of the technicians we have placed through the years with companies all over the world. Take a look at what some of our graduates do now.

What do they do now?

  • Works at NASA with Jacobs ERC (contractor for NASA's TOSC Test and Operations support.)

    Jerry Wojcieszak

  • Works for Van Wagner Airship Group (Blimp Company).

    Brian Montes

  • Works at GE Aviation, Jet Assembly plant in Layfayette, IN.

    Nick Ziegler

Support services for you.

Here at AIM, we think about the student first. So whether you are changing careers, transitioning from the military, or a recent high school graduate, we offer a wide variety of tools and support to help you reach your goal.

  • Programs

    With a variety of programs in a diverse field of maintenance disciplines, we help you find what is best suited for you to reach your goals.

  • Campuses

    With campuses across the continental US, AIM has a network of schools that reaches from the East Coast to the West.

  • Military Students

    We value those who serve and have served in the US military. We are honored to accept VA education benefits.

  • Student Services

    Our full-time advisors keep you connected and involved in your education, from the moment you enroll to even after you graduate.

  • Financial Aid - For Those Who Qualify

    Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Contact your local campus to speak to a designated Financial Aid Representative.

  • Flexible Schedule

    AIM offers day, evening, and weekend classes. Schedules vary by location. Contact your campus to find out training schedules.

Maintenance Workers (Machinery)
Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals


Plastics Product Manufacturing


Machinery Manufacturing


Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing


Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers


Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Chemical Manufacturing


Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers


Machinery Manufacturing


Plastics Product Manufacturing


Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for welders in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors


Machinery Manufacturing


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only)


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only)


Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing


Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution


Utility System Construction


Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance


Companies that have hired our graduates.

  • A. Schulman
  • CarMax Inc.
  • Coca Cola Refreshments
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • G E Oil & Gas (JPort)
  • General Electric Company
  • Gulf States Toyota
  • Mustang Cat
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Sewell Infiniti of North Houston
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (AT&T)
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • United
  • United States Environmental Services

AIM is where you build your future.

Start your training for an exciting career today!

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