2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 47.0609
A 60 15 0
Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 59011
This is a limited enrollment program due to seating: Contact the Enrollment Services Office for Program admission requirements and program application deadlines.
This curriculum provides individuals with the basic knowledge and skills needed to enter the avionics career field as a technician and prepares students for the current avionics licensing agency examination.
Course work includes general aviation maintenance, sheet metal, airframe systems, electrical and electronic systems, practical wiring, navigation equipment, flight management and flight control systems, flight line testing and troubleshooting, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
Graduates should be prepared for the current avionics licensing agency examination and for entry-level employment as an avionics technician in an avionics repair station, an airfield fixed base operator’s avionics facility, or an independent repair facility.
This program prepares students with the basic knowledge and skills essential for success in the Avionics industry as an avionics technician. It also prepares students for industry certifications such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General-Radiotelephone Operator’s License (GROL).
Upon successful completion of the Aviation Electronics degree, the graduate should be able to:
- Repair aircraft electronic systems with emphasis placed on communication, navigation, and flight management systems.
- Install avionic systems.
- Test avionic systems.
- Replace avionic systems components and line replaceable units (LRU).
- Interpret applicable FAA and FCC regulations, aircraft service records, original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) technical manuals, schematics, and directives.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the privileges, responsibilities, and limitations applying to avionics technicians certified to perform aircraft maintenance.