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Aircraft General Mechanics


Gain basic skills in general mechanics.

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.

Conditional Program/Major code: CTRAGM/9AGM

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 2019-2020

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 4
GTM 105V Applied Technical Mathematics for Aviation 3
Total (without preparatory coursework)
Total (with preparatory coursework) 23-30