Aircraft Electronics Technician Career Major - Overview

Aircraft Electronics Technician

Avionics Technician
Career Major Length
1128 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-Th 4:30 - 10:30P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,850.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$7,332.00
Book Costs:
$246.00
Exam Fees:
$865.00
Supplies Costs:
$692.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$26/hr

As the need to maintain our nation’s vastly different aircraft continues to become more complex, the Avionics Technician career major assists students in acquiring the knowledge, education and training standards associated with the daily duties, tasks and maintenance of today’s aviation electronics. Students will learn basic principles of physics and aerodynamics as well as safe ground handling procedures, aircraft drawings, and blueprints. Through instructor-lead lectures, open discussions, NIDA instructional support software, and extensive hands-on activities, successful students will become fluent in DC circuits, AC circuits, solid-state devices and technologies, digital systems technologies (the future of aviation instrumentation, a.k.a. ‘the glass cockpit"), high-reliability soldering techniques, terminal connectivity, and troubleshooting techniques.

Career Major Length
1128.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Solid State Components
90.00
Hand & Power Tools
30.00
Aviation Math
30.00
Solid State Circuits
120.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
48.00
DC Circuits and Batteries
120.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
AC Circuits and Devices
180.00
Aircraft Drawings
24.00
Special Devices
60.00
Digital Concepts
60.00
Data Busses
60.00
EWIS Theory and Practices
180.00
Aircraft Cleaning and Corrosion Control
30.00
Weight and Balance
36.00
Workforce Staging
30.00
Workforce Staging
30.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • General math, Algebra I, general science or equivalent courses
  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • Good manual dexterity and agility
  • Average or better mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to comprehend and apply basic math and physics concepts
  • An ability to work independently and as a part of a team

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Successfully passed Algebra

Student Organizations

Certifications Available

  • International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) Associate Level Certified Electronics Technician ( Course prepares, testing available at ACC Testing Center)
  • FCC General Radio Operator License