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. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please click here.
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Prepare for an entry-level career in a growing number of fields, such as renewable energy.
This course prepares students for entry-level careers in the field of renewable energy, with focus on wind energy, theory, and applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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