AIM: Advanced Integrated Maintenance


This is a high school senior only program which is offered in partnership with WILCO, GAVC, Joliet Township High Schools and Joliet Junior College. The program is held at the JJC Main Campus.

Must apply online to be considered.

 The AIM program will provide students with the core education and technical hands-on skills they need to pursue careers in the advanced manufacturing sector. The demand for highly skilled technicians continues to grow every day right here in JJC's district. Students will participate in four separate college courses building skills and awareness in industrial maintenance, industrial fluid power, basic wiring, circuit design and industrial controls. Students will need their own transportation to and from class. They will be dual enrolled earning high school and college credit for IMT101, IMT121, EEAS 101, and EEAS 111, a total of 14 credits. For course descriptions, see the catalog. 

For more information, email aimtech@jjc.edu, 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
Email: jskube@gavc-il.org

Wilco Area Career Center
Elizabeth Kaufman
Phone: 815-838-6941
Email: ekaufman@wilco.k12.il.us

Joliet Township High Schools
Christopher McGuffey
Curriculum Director, CTE
Phone: 815-774-1655 
Email:  cmcguffey@jths.org

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 use of controls including timers and relays.

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, EEAS 101 and EEAS 111 for a total of 14 credits.