Aviation Technology-Aircraft Airframe AAS Concentration

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician. 470607


Location: PCC Aviation Technology Center-Tucson, AZ

A. Course Objective:
Gain skills and knowledge of Aircraft Airframe Mechanics.
Description: Basic skills that all graduates learn are 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.
The Airframe and Powerplant courses are taught per 14 CFR, Part 147 to qualify a student for FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification.
Aviation Structural Repair courses are offered as special training and do not fall under Part 147 guidelines. Instead, it is an industry-directed curriculum that exceeds Part 147 requirements and prepares students to perform heavy structural repairs on commercial aircraft.
Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Aviation Technology-Aircraft Airframe AAS
concentration degree program, the learner will be able to:
• Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft sheet-metal structures.
• Inspect, assemble and repair aircraft composite structures.
• Inspect, service, install and repair aircraft support systems.
• Inspect, service install and troubleshoot aircraft instruments and com/nav equipment.
B. Total Cost of Program $11,471.25 (include all costs to student including testing, licensure) Student required to pay Differential In-State tuition “A” (}
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. The predominant textbooks are the Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Handbooks. For information contact: 520-206-5914
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
• Safety glasses (clear) with peripheral visors; prescription glasses must have side shields.
• Two forms of hearing protection: ear plugs and over-the-ear muffs; ear buds utilized for
playing music are not acceptable
• Safety Shoes
• Standard size 1-inch thick, three-ring binder, with lined paper
• Writing implements; ballpoint pen and an extra-fine point Sharpie
• Calculator with basic functions
• Students must supply their own basic tooling for their selected program of study. For additional information contact: 520-206-5910
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program:
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
• Fingerprinting ,criminal background and drug screening information may be a part of many state and federal licensing and certification
Other requirements needed: Potential aviation students must,
• Attend an Aviation Technology Program orientation and submit a signed Aviation Technology Program application
Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website
H. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes,
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Federal Aviation Administration
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No,
Career Pathway:
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited,
not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes,
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
J. Credential Attainment Rate: 94% of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)


Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

PCC Aviation Technology Center-Tucson, AZ

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Name of Credential

Aviation Technology AAS

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Federal Aviation Association Certification (FAA)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$1,000.00 Federal Aviation Adminstration Certification

In-State/District Tuition

$7,680.25 Differential Tuition Pay A; see

Other Fees

$2,320.00 Course Fees

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$21,302.50 Out-of-State Differential Tuition Pay A

Registration Fee

$398.25 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

51-2011.00Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$18.02 per hour
49-3011.00Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$18.25 per hour
Required Certification: Association Degree; some on the job experience

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Nov 28, 2022


Oct 23, 2020


Nov 28, 2024