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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Chicago

"Train With Purpose"

Located at:
3711 S. Ashland Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60609

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If you're looking for a high-flying career in aviation maintenance, AIM is where it all begins. Over the years, we've become one of the most prestigious institutions of our kind in the United States. Today we offer one of the country's most comprehensive aviation programs approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and respected throughout the industry.

Programs Offered in Chicago

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

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AIM Chicago is committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in aviation maintenance or a trade technician profession.

About The Chicago Area and Chicago AIM Campus

The third largest city in the U.S., the Windy City is home to two major airports, O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, as well as a handful of others. This causes a need for aviation mechanic schools in Illinois.

It is also a huge tourist destination steeped in history and culture. From dazzling skyscrapers, deep dish pizzas, and professional sports to museums, comedy acts, Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chicago Studentsand shopping, Chicago has got something for everyone. So when you are on the hunt for aviation mechanic schools in Illinois, make sure you check out Aviation Institute of Maintenance.


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Programs Offered at the Chicago Campus

  • Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

About Aviation Institute of Maintenance, The Company

"We Teach the Foundation," Mischell Hosin, AIM. "What we teach here at AIM is actually the foundation," Mischell Hosin - AIM Admissions Representative, Mischell Hosin, one of AIM's top Admissions Representatives, shares her passion for her job at AIM and offers some tips to new and prospective students.

AIM is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1969 and has grown to become a network of AIM campuses across the nation. We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education and workforce development throughout the expansion over more than four decades.

AIM is well-known for providing high quality, hands-on training to our students in Aviation Maintenance programs. But as time went on, we saw other industry leaders demanding similar skills our aviation students have after graduating. To fill that need, we went beyond aviation to develop related industry technician programs.

AIM Career Pathways

Aviation Institute of Maintenance is committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in aviation maintenance or a trade technician profession. We offer programs in aviation, maintenance, welding, and technician fields, whether it be for aircraft maintenance, maintenance technician, combination welding, industrial manufacturing, or HVAC.

Companies Hiring AIM Graduates

United Airlines Hires AIM GraduatesDelta Airlines Hires Our Graduates

AIM is an ATEC Partner!

The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) was founded in 1961. Its mission is to promote and support aviation maintenance technician education, with the ultimate goal of enabling the aerospace community to meet its workforce needs.

The council actively engages with regulatory bodies to support an infrastructure that will create high-quality technicians, provides resources, continuing education and networking opportunities to learning institutions, keeps the community informed of activities that impact technician education, and promotes careers in aviation maintenance.

AIM Trains for Aviation Careers

Training Tomorrow's Technicians

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 Focused Careers for AIM Grads

Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Avionics Technician

Aviation Maintenance Technician Avionics (AMTA)

Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer (AMTE)

Aviation Maintenance Technician Helicopter (AMTH)

Unmanned Aircraft Pilot

AIM Accreditations/Associations

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

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

Approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Aviation Maintenance Technical Council (ATEC)

Military Tuition Assistance

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA)

Northrop Rice Foundation

Vocational Rehabilitation

Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)

Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP)

AIM Student Resources

Financial Aid for Those who Qualify

Military Tuition Assistance

Day & Evening Classes

Job Placement Assistance

AIM Housing Assistance

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Accredited by the ACCSC

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges


Federal Aviation Administration Part 147

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Certified Federal Title IV Programs

U.S. Department of Education


Approved by Div. of Private Bus. and Voc. Schools

Illinois Board of Higher Education

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