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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.
An Aviation student poses for a photo sitting on airplane at Pima's Aviation Center

Aviation Technology

Pima’s Aviation Technology Program is one of the most respected and dynamic in the country and poised to expand to meet the skyrocketing job growth in Southern Arizona’s aviation industry.

The program’s Airframe and Powerplant courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and run year-round. It is one of a handful of programs where students conduct hands-on learning on commercial transport aircraft. 

The aviation sector of Southern Arizona’s economy offers high-paying jobs with dozens of local, national and international maintenance, repair and overhaul companies based in Tucson, including Bombardier, Ascent Aviation Services and Aerovation. Nationwide aviation industry growth is fueled by increased demand for new aircraft and new aviation technologies.

Accreditation: The Airframe and Powerplant courses are taught per the FAA’s Federal Aviation Regulations Part 147 for FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician schools. This allows students to be qualified for FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification.

Ashley Rodriguez
“It’s not just the technical aspect of the training that I appreciate, but being able to work in teams, do the paperwork and, above all else, learn safety and situational awareness.”
Ashley Rodriguez
U.S. Marine veteran, Bombardier in Tucson

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science

List of Certificates

List of Non-Credit Courses

Student Handbook


PCC Aviation Technology Center

7211 S. Park Ave. Tucson AZ 85756

Contact Information

Director: 520.206.5907

Program Assistant: 520.206.5910

Program Advisor: 520.206.5914

General Program Information

Want to prepare for the FAA A&P exam?

Take this noncredit test preparation class for experienced aircraft mechanics.

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