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Aircraft General Mechanics


Gain basic skills in general mechanics.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Gain a position as a panel technician for an aircraft facility. Combine with the Aircraft Airframe Mechanics and/or Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics certificates for an entry-level position in aircraft building, maintenance and repair.

Academic Options: Continue your studies by take additional courses toward the Aviation Technology associate's degree.

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Program Requirements 2018-2019

Program Prerequisites

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


REA 091  Reading Improvement II with a C or better or reading assessment score at the level of REA 112 or higher


With a grade of C or better: ICS 081, or MAT 086, or completion of MAT 089A through module 15, or Math assessment at MAT 092 or higher




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 2.5
GTM 105V Applied Technical Mathematics for Aviation 3
Total (without preparatory coursework)
Total (with preparatory coursework) 23-30