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Fly Away — Gavilan College Offers Training in Aviation Maintenance

The information you need to now about the program and how to register.

Students seeking great careers in aviation and aviation maintenance should enroll now for fall classes in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.

The Gavilan College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and offers Certificates of Completion in Aviation Maintenance Technology for both Airframe and Powerplant. With additional General Education classes, Gavilan College also offers an Associate of Science Degree with a major in Aviation.

The Aviation Program follows FAA curriculum guidelines and organizes its class into General, Airframe, and Powerplant, categories. Each category has two full semester classes.

General classes are foundation classes and are required for either an Airframe or Powerplant certificate. Classes are held during the fall and spring semesters, and offer a mix of lecture and hands-on labs. 

New students can start in either the fall or spring semester. The class schedule is designed for students to take General and Airframe classes concurrently during their first year followed by Powerplant classes their second year.

When: Fall Aviation classes start Wednesday, August 8.
Where: Classes are held at Gavilan’s main Gilroy campus with some labs at the San Martin airport.
How to register: Go to www.gavilan.edu to register. New students must submit an application, take an assessment test, attend orientation, and meet with a counselor prior to registering. Fees are $46 per unit and financial aid is available. For more information call (408) 852-2861 or email aviation@gavilan.edu.

For more information, like required classes for the program, refer to the PDF to the right of the article. 

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