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Aircraft Airframe Mechanics


The PCC Aircraft Airframe Mechanics certificate builds on the skills learned in the Aircraft General Mechanics certificate courses. 

Students learn how to inspect, assemble and repair aircraft sheet metal and composite structures, as well as how to inspect, service, install and repair aircraft support systems, and how to inspect, service, install and troubleshoot aircraft instruments and communication/navigation equipment.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in AVM courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admission and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Special Admissions Program: You are not fully admitted to this program until you have fulfilled the requirements listed above and below and have been officially admitted to the program. See the Aviation Program Assistant for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


PCC Aviation Technology Center

Contact Information

Division of Applied Technology
Dean: 520.206.7134
Program Assistant: 520.206.5910

Program Information

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Semester Pathways


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assembler $39,068
Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician $57,591

Academic Options

Continue your studies by taking additional aviation certificates or the Aviation Technology AAS degree.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Students must complete courses in a specific order per 14 CFR, Part 147.  See Aviation Program Assistant or Applied Technology Advisor for more information regarding this requirement.

Program Prerequisites

Students must complete the following program prerequisites (with grades posted) before they may begin the application process.



General Aircraft Mechanics Certificate




Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AVM 105 Aircraft Sheetmetal Repair 4
AVM 130 Aircraft Composite Repair 4
AVM 209 Intermediate Electricity 4
AVM 211 Alternative Structures 4
AVM 218 Airframe Rigging and Landing Gear System 2.5
AVM 219 Airframe Inspections 2.5
AVM 223 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power 2.5
AVM 224 Atmospheric Controls 2.5
AVM 225 Fire, Ice, Rain, and Fuel Systems 2.5
Program Total

Conditional Program/Major Code: CRTAAM/9AAM
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