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Aircraft General Mechanics

Certificate

Learn basic skills in aircraft general mechanics, including common safety practices used when working on and around aircraft and related support equipment, how to identify and use applicable maintenance publications and documents, and knowledge and understanding of Federal Aviation Administration regulations.  

This training can lead to work as a panel technician in an aircraft facility. Combine with the Aircraft Airframe Mechanics and/or Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics certificates for an entry-level position in aircraft manufacturing or maintenance and repair.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in AVM courses once you have completed the requirement listed in Program Admissions 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 and have been officially admitted to the program. See the Aviation Program Assistant for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

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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Careers

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 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

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AVM 110 Aircraft Blueprint Reading 3
AVM 114 Regulatory Requirements 3
AVM 202 Aviation Safety 2.5
AVM 205 Motion Dynamics 2.5
AVM 206 Materials and Processes 2.5
AVM 207 Weight and Balance 2.5
AVM 208 Basic Electricity 4
GTM 105V* Applied Technical Mathematics for Aviation 3
Program Total
23

* GTM 105V fulfills 3 credits in the Mathematics category in the AAS Aviation Technology degree.


Conditional Program/Major code: CTRAGM/9AGM
Gainful Employment Disclosure

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