Avionics Technician Certificate

This two-quarter program is designed to provide students with a foundation in aircraft electronics and digital instrument systems and prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain operating, control, and electronic systems including instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.

Students will receive an introduction to schematic reading, OSHA/FAA/Basic electrical safety, tools of the trade, and basic electrical components. Students will also learn introductory techniques for troubleshooting and repairing aircraft electronic instrument systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Avionics Technician certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze analog circuitry embedded in avionic systems.
  • Troubleshoot digital components and circuits with appropriate methods.
  • Practice proper wire handling, repair, and inspection techniques particular to aircraft.
  • Diagnose analog and digital circuit faults with respect to aircraft systems.
  • Inspect aircraft and engine electrical systems for proper operation and installation.

Program Length

This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements. Must have required tools and textbooks.

Admission Dates

Fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.

Completion Requirements

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of AMT 104, AMT 109, AMT 116, AMT 119, AMT 125, AMT 127, AMT 143, and AMT 144 or FAA Airframe or Powerplant license or instructor’s permission is required for entry into this program.

Program Course List

AVIO& 102Aircraft Electronic Fundamentals

8

AVIO& 103Aircraft Wiring Systems

4

AVIO& 104Aircraft Fiber Optic Systems

3

AVIO 201Aircraft Digital Electronic Instrument Systems

8

AVIO& 202Avionics Systems for Airframe and Powerplant

8

AVIO 203Avionics Communications

4

AVIO& 204Principles of Avionics Troubleshooting

4

COLL 102College Success for All

3

Total Credit Hours:42