AIM Center of Excellence Pre-Apprenticeship Course

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered


Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician. 470608


The AIM Center of Excellence is a six-week pre-apprenticeship program that exposes interested participants to the dynamic world of aviation maintenance. During the course, students will get basic information about the different components involved in aviation maintenance, to include:

  • Sheet Metal

  • Paint

  • Composites

  • Electronics/Avionics

AIM students will get hands-on training with experienced instructors that help them learn about the field, as well as receive competency-based microcredentials through Kansas State University-Salina. Students will also get information about continuing their education or career in aviation maintenance in networking opportunities with schools, employers, and industry leaders in the region.


Program Length (Weeks)


Entrance Requirements



Salina Airport Authority

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based

sheet metal, paint, electronics/avionics, composites

Training Location(s)

2720 Arnold Court

Local WIB

1 - Workforce Investment Area I

Name of Credential

Kansas State University - Microcredential

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Financial aid not available at this time.  We are working on securing scholarship donors and anticipate this being available for the 2nd cohort that begins on March 25, 2024.

Refund Policy

In development.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Out-of-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

49-3011.00Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$16.00 per hour

Provider Status



AIM Center of Excellence c/o Salina Airport Authority, 3237 Arnold Ave., Salina, Kansas 67401

Phone Number

(785) 827-3914

Fax Number

(785) 827-2221

Web Address

Last Updated

Jan 25, 2024


Jan 11, 2024


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