Virginia Beach
2211 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 363-2121



Hampton Roads is the state's largest metro area, and Virginia Beach is among the nation's fastest growing cities. Virginia Beach has over 25 miles of beach, and a lively strip of restaurants, hotels, video arcades, haunted houses and water rides line the Oceanfront. This resort city has excellent opportunities for surfing, deep-sea fishing, hunting, golf, and many other recreational activities.

The Hampton Roads area is home to major military installations representing all branches of the Armed Forces. Norfolk is home of the world's largest Naval Base, Naval Station Norfolk. Aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines often cruise into port, while sophisticated fighter planes roar overhead. Just south at North Carolina's Outer Banks, is Kitty Hawk - the birthplace of aviation - where the Wright Brothers made their historic first flight in 1903.

Students can also take advantage of area theme parks such as Busch Gardens and Water Country USA in nearby Williamsburg. Sporting enthusiasts will enjoy the Norfolk Tides baseball at Harbor Park. Overlooking the historic Elizabeth River, this is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful minor league baseball fields in America.

Not only does Chesapeake and the surrounding Hampton Roads area offer terrific entertainment and recreation, it has also become a host spot for businesses and industry. If you're looking for an excellent education with a pleasurable lifestyle, you'll find it at AIM's aircraft technician school in Chesapeake, VA.

The Aviation Insitute of Maintenance's Chesapeake campus is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virgina.

Programs Available:

Aviation Institute of Maintenance offers the following aircraft mechanic programs that can help you get started in the exciting field of Aviation Maintenance. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

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.

Aviation Maintenance Technician Avionics (AMTA)

The Aviation Maintenance Technician Avionics (AMTA) program prepares students for entry-level employment within the aircraft maintenance and avionics industry. Students learn the specialized skills necessary to work on structures, aircraft systems, flight and instrument controlled systems, electronic and digital systems, and become eligible and prepared for certification.

Maintenance Technician

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 as a maintenance professional.


Courses Available:

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The UAS Operator and Flight Training course will teach students basic and advanced airmanship skills with a focus on aerial photography with mission planning and execution that can be applied to agriculture, real estate, and infrastructure inspection jobs. Over two days, students will learn the basics of flight, preflight, mission planning techniques and progress to advanced/skilled maneuvers.

Professional Aviation Maintenance Certification Online Course

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Certification (PAMC) course is an advanced five week continuing education course for the experienced Aviation Maintenance professional. The course is designed to provide an intensive investigation of the range of technologies, aircraft functions, and maintenance responsibilities of the civilian aviation maintenance field. It is designed for students who have familiarity and experience with aviation maintenance through military or civilian experience, and who seek to transition to professional civilian certification in the field.


These courses are avocational in nature and are not included in ACCSC’s scope of accreditation – not Title IV eligible.


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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Virginia Beach, VA
2211 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
P: (757) 363-2121

Accreditations & Associations

◈ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified to operate an Aviation Maintenance Technician School under FAA Regulations Part 147

◈ Aviation Technical Education Council (ATEC)

◈ Military Tuition Assistance

◈ State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training

◈ Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services an eligible institution for Vocational Rehabilitation training

◈ Peninsula Council of Workforce Development

◈ Northrop Rice Foundation

◈ Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

◈ Approved by the U.S. Department of Immigration

◈ Opportunity Inc. – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act training provider