Aviation Maintenance Technician - General, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0444

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
AVIATN 101Aviation General Sciences I-Math, Science and General Physics5
AVIATN 102Aviation General Sciences II - Tools, Surfaces, and Corrosion Control5
AVIATN 103Aviation General Sciences III - Maintenance Operations and Records5
AVIATN 104Aviation General Sciences IV - Basic Electricity5
Total Hours20


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in Aviation Maintenance Technician - General. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AVIATN 101 Aviation General Sciences I-Math, Science and General Physics 5
Semester 2
AVIATN 102 Aviation General Sciences II - Tools, Surfaces, and Corrosion Control 5
Semester 3
AVIATN 103 Aviation General Sciences III - Maintenance Operations and Records 5
Semester 4
AVIATN 104 Aviation General Sciences IV - Basic Electricity 5
 Total Hours20


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$51,208
Median 50th Percentile$79,700
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$137,881

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$25
Median 50th Percentile$38
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$66

Annual Job Openings

295 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less12.37%
A certificate60.33%
Some college0.00%
An Associate degree24.80%
A Bachelor's degree2.50%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

2.50% continue their education beyond an associate degree