Olive-Harvey College Offers Training in Aviation Tech, Starts March 15!


CHICAGO — Olive-Harvey College’s Aviation Sheet Metal Tech Training begins March 15. Through its partnership with AAR, a global provider of aviation services, this course at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) gives students the opportunity to build job-ready skills.

“We are so pleased to be offering this 10-week program, which enables students to gain skills quickly that they can put to work,” said Michael Lewis, Associate Dean Careers & Continuing Education.  He added that “the skills learned in this program prepare students for an in-demand career in the aeronautics, HVAC, aviation, and aerospace industry.”

Students who register for the program will receive hands-on training, job-shadowing and mentoring opportunities. They will learn in the state-of-the-art Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Center at Olive-Harvey College (OHC). Skills they will acquire include pattern layout, drilling, riveting, safety measures, and more. In addition, they will learn from professionals in the industry. Upon completing the course, students will receive a basic certificate.

OHC, the Center of Excellence in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics at CCC, has partnered with AAR a leader in in the aviation services in developing and implementing this course. AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company headquartered in the Chicago area.

Tuition scholarships are available. Tuition covers textbooks, a loaner toolkit for class use, and an initial drug screen. Students may purchase their own toolkits at a discounted price after completing the program.

Classes are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. beginning Monday, March 15 and running through Friday, May 21, 2021. The course takes place at Center at Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago.

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About the photo: A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules from the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, takes off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on Feb 13. The C-130H is a versatile air frame used for troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht