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Aircraft Airframe Mechanics


Note: This new program has been submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Education for
approval and does not currently qualify for Title IV, Federal Financial Aid.

Gain basic skills in airframe 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.

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.

Program Requirements 2017-2018

Preparatory Coursework

Students must complete the following preparatory coursework (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 score at level of 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 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
Total (not including preparatory coursework)
Total (including preparatory coursework)