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