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General Aviation Maintenance (GAM.S.STC)

  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Aviation Technology
The General Aviation Maintenance certificate provides foundational knowledge and skills required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) student. To become an AMT, two ratings are required, the Airframe (A) and the Powerplant (P); this is commonly referred to as an "A&P Certificate". The GAM.S.STC, the Airframe Maintenance (AAM.S.CRT) and Powerplant Maintenance (PPAM.S.STC) certificates are needed to qualify the student to become an AMT. Students will learn to apply mathematics and physics, read and interpret aircraft drawings, conduct ground operations and servicing of aircraft, interpret maintenance publications, interpret FAA regulations, make correct and legal aircraft record entries, perform weight and balance calculations, understand basic electricity, understand makeup of materials used in aircraft manufacture, understand aircraft fasteners, inspect welds, inspect for aircraft deterioration (corrosion) and understand and perform aircraft repair methods. Students will learn to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned with extensive hands-on training in the aviation maintenance lab. Sinclair is an FAA-approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) under Part 147.