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Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics


Gain basic skills in aircraft powerplants.

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

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes

What can I do with this certificate?

Career Options: Seek 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.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program. 

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 grade of C or better or reading assessment score at 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


General Mechanics Certificate




Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AVM 226 Engine Electrical Systems 4
AVM 227 Engine Airflow Systems 2.5
AVM 228 Aircraft Propellers 2.5
AVM 229 Engine Support Systems 2.5
AVM 231 Engines, Principles, Monitoring and Inspection 4
AVM 232 Reciprocating Engine Overhaul 4
AVM 233 Turbine Engines 4
AVM 234 Engine Fuel Metering and Operations 4
Total (not including preparatory coursework)
Total (including preparatory coursework)