Register now for Aviation Technology Program at Gavilan

Gavilan Aviation student Scott Rudy works on an airplane engine

Students seeking careers in aviation and aviation maintenance should enroll now for fall classes in the Gavilan College Aviation Maintenance Technology Program. 

Aviation classes start Wednesday, Aug. 8. Classes are held at Gavilan’s main Gilroy campus at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., with some labs at the San Martin Airport, which is located at 13025 Murphy Ave in San Martin.

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 classes 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; new students can start in fall or spring. 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.

Classes are a mix of lecture and hands-on labs. In addition to textbooks, students are required to provide basic hand tools.

Visit 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 [email protected]

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