AIM: Advanced Integrated Maintenance

This is a high school senior only program which is offered in partnership with WILCO, GAVC and Joliet Junior College and will be held at Main Campus on Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL.

Must apply online to be considered.

The AIM program will provide students with the core education and technical hands-on skills to further pursue careers in the advanced manufacturing sector. The demand for highly skilled technicians continues to grow everyday right here in our district. Students will participate in four separate college courses building skills and awareness in industrial maintenance, industrial fluid power, basic wiring, circuit design and electrical controls for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students will need their own transportation to and from class. They will be dual enrolled earning high school and college credit for IMT101, IMT121, HVAC120, and EEAS101, a total of 13 credits. For course descriptions, see the catalog or download the program brochure for class details.

Must apply online to be considered. For more information, email, or the following contacts directly:

Grundy Area Vocational Center
Jeanne Skube, M.A., M.Ed.
Assistant Director
Phone: (815) 942-4390
Fax: (815) 942-6650

Wilco Area Career Center
Elizabeth Kaufman
Phone: 815-838-6941

What Will I Learn?

In the Industrial Maintenance Technology courses, students will learn about safety programs, maintenance physics, hand and power tools, precision measuring, technical diagrams and assembly prints, fastening devices, lubrication, basic pump operation, and basic pipefitting procedures. Building on that knowledge, study will continue on the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics as applied to the basic theory of fluids and typical industrial circuits. Students will build fluid power circuits as applied to industrial applications. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of electrical and electronic circuits, including the calculation and measurement of voltage, current, resistance and power with emphasis placed on safe meter usage, print reading and exposure to a variety of electrical technologies currently used in industry including: introductory residential wiring, operation of AC motors, industrial solid-state devices, variable frequency drives, industrial controls, and single-phase/three-phase power distribution. Also included are the skills necessary to safely use electronic test equipment on low-and high-voltage components, and the details of installation, service, troubleshooting, and repairs on various types of electrical controls, circuits and components in the HVAC.

What is Unique About Our Program?

  • Safety and lab equipment provided by JJC
  • Participation and invitation to JJC career events and industry visits highlighting advanced manufacturing companies
  • Participation in career skills 'boot camps' including resume, interview skills, etc.
  • Potential for summer internships

Earn College Credit

Students will be dual enrolled earning high school and college credit for IMT 101, IMT 121, HVAC 120 and EEAS 101 for a total of 13 credits.