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Aeronautics Avionics Technican

Program Description

This program prepares students to work in the Avionics field as a technician skilled in the installation, troubleshooting, removal and repair of all cockpit instruments which includes: airborne communications, navigation, and identification systems; automatic flight control systems; head-up displays; airborne weapons and reconnaissance systems; air traffic control systems, including communications, displays and surveillance systems; ground radar systems, including those for early warning and missile/space tracking; electro-optic, infrared and laser systems; space satellite communications systems; telemetry systems and space vehicle avionics. They will be familiar with the government regulations associated with such equipment and be prepared, if the opportunity presents itself, to open their own business in the field.

Opportunities

An ever-increasing number of new light and medium aircraft are in the sky, and a number of new airports are being built by government agencies throughout the country. There is a pressing demand for qualified avionics technicians. Positions can be found with metropolitan area and rural airports, and with government agencies throughout the country and with private firms and contractors. Technicians should be able to adapt easily to new developments in their field. Preparation in high school should include courses in algebra, geometry, and shop. Working conditions are clean, well-lighted and attractive.

Go to your catalog to find the requirements to achieve the:

  • Associate in Science Degree
  • Certificate of Achievement