Avionics Technician Career Major - Overview

Avionics Technician

avionics technician
Career Major Length
1462.5 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-Th 4:30 - 10:30P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$3,657.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$9,507.00
Book Costs:
$264.00
Supplies Costs:
$473.00
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
1462.50Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Mathematics
30.00
Basic Physics and Aerodynamics
45.00
Ground Handling and Servicing
30.00
Aircraft Drawings
30.00
Basic Electricity DC and Batteries
60.00
Basic Electricity AC
45.00
Solid State Circuits
37.50
Aircraft Electrical Systems
52.50
Aircraft Wiring Practices
45.00
Instruments and Communications/Navigation Systems
37.50
Electrical Safety for Electronics Technicians
15.00
Electronic Hand and Power Tools for Electronics Technicians
15.00
Instruments and Measurements for Electronics Technicians
15.00
DC Circuits for Electronics Technicians
120.00
AC Circuits for Electronics Technicians
180.00
Electromechanical Devices for Electronics Technicians
45.00
Semiconductor Circuits for Electronics Technicians
150.00
Semiconductor Devices for Electronics Technicians
90.00
Linear Circuits for Electronics Technicians
90.00
Digital Systems for Electronics Technicians
90.00
Microprocessor Systems for Electronics Technicians
60.00
Data Communiciations for Electronics Technicians
120.00
Soldering for Electronics Technicians
15.00
Mechanical Fasteners and Terminals for Electronics Technicians
15.00
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
  • National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft/Anvionics Electronics Technician