Learn basic skills in aircraft general mechanics, including common safety practices used when working on and around aircraft and related support equipment, how to identify and use applicable maintenance publications and documents, and knowledge and understanding of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. This program is designed to expose students to aircraft maintenance and will give them the opportunity to continue in the Aviation Technology program for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certification*.
- Students who apply for PCC graduation: Aircraft General Mechanics
- *Airframe and Powerplant
Things to Consider About this Program
- In this program you are a high school student and a college student. Your performance is reflected on your transcript for your high school and Pima Community College.
- Your grades for this course will impact your college GPA as well as your high school GPA.
- Student earns college credit while in the program.
- Due to FAA regulations – students in Aviation are only allowed to miss two classes a semester.
- JTED pays for the college tuition for this program if not a high school graduate.
- Aircraft Panel Technician
- Aircraft Reclamation
Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training
- Aviation Maintenance Technician (A&P Mechanic)
- Aircraft Avionics Technician
- Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician
Students must complete the following:
- JTED & PCC onboarding requirements.
- Placement exams in reading, writing and math.
- Students must place into REA 112 & MAT 092 or higher (college level reading & HS Algebra.)
- Application to PCC (tuition is paid by JTED.)
- Attend New Student Orientation for JTED @ PCC students.
Students may complete year 1 with JTED and can continue in the college program as a graduate.
JTED @ Pima Community College Aviation Center:
- Time commitment for Exploration phase – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:10 to 7 p.m.
- Time commitment for General Mechanic phase – Monday through Thursday from 4:10 to 7 p.m.
- Fundamentals (Fall) AVM100A – Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals 1
- Fundamentals (Spring) AVM100B – Aircraft Maintenance Fundamentals 2
- Aircraft General Mechanics (Year 1 Fall) GTM105V – Applied Technical Math for Aviation and AVM202 – Aviation Safety
- Aircraft General Mechanics (Year 1 Spring) AVM110 – Aircraft Blueprint Reading and AVM205 – Motion Dynamics
- Aircraft General Mechanics (Year 2 Fall) AVM114 – Regulatory Requirements and AVM206 – Materials & Processes
- Aircraft General Mechanics (Year 2 Spring) AVM207 – Weight & Balance and AVM208 – Basic Electricity
4/Year (General Mechanics)
(Fundamentals earns 6 PCC credits and Aircraft General Mechanics earns 22 PCC credits)