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June 22, 2010

Train for a career in Aviation Maintenance at Gavilan College -- Classes start August 11 in Santa Clara County

WHO: Students seeking careers in Aviation Maintenance Technology

WHAT: Can apply now for fall admission to the Gavilan College Aviation Maintenance program.  The aviation program is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and leads to a Certificate of Achievement (42-43 units) or an Associate of Science degree (70 units) for completion of the two-year program. The FAA requires a minimum of 1,150 hours of instruction, which will include both academic study and shop experience, to qualify for either an airframe license or a powerplant license. 1,900 hours are required to qualify for both, and students must pass the FAA Mechanics Examination to receive a license. Skills taught in this program also prepare graduates fro employment in fields such as welding, sheet metal, electrical systems, hydraulics, fuel systems, and automotive repair.

WHEN: Fall aviation classes start August 11. Open registration is now in effect.

WHERE: Fall classes will be held at the Gavilan College Gilroy campus Multipurpose Building, and Spring classes may be held in both Gilroy and at the San Martin Airport. Beginning in Fall 2011, all program classes will be held at the San Martin Airport. (NOTE: Gavilan College Aviation classes will no longer be offered at the Hollister Airport.)

HOW: To register, go to, and click on "Apply and Enroll." New students must submit an application, take an assessment test, and complete on-line or in-person orientation prior to meeting with a counselor.  Due to high demand the process may take 7-10 days, so students are advised to get started as soon as possible. Fees are $26 per unit for California residents.

For more information on the Gavilan College Aviation Maintenance Technology program, call 408-852-2861 or download program details at .


Last modified: August 17, 2011
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