Aviation Electronics Technology (Diploma)
Associate of Applied Science Aviation Electronics Technology (Degree)
(Electronics Technician D.O.T. 828.261-022, 003.161-014, 726.687-010 and Avionics/UAV Technician 823.261-026)

These programs are designed to prepare graduates to become entry level Electronics Technicians in any Technical field, Avionics Maintenance Technicians or Unmanned
Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Maintenance Technicians in the Aerospace Industry. Through the use of industry current training devices and curriculum developed for the next generation electronics and aircraft technicians, these students gain the technical skills sought after by employers in today’s advance electronics and aerospace industries. Students study FAA regulations, learn to read and use aircraft maintenance manuals, and how to read and interpret aircraft commercial drawings and electronics schematics. They learn the proper use of basic tools and test equipment, study electronic theory, and have extensive hands-on training in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of electronic and avionic systems. In addition, associate degree students focus on interpersonal skills such as oral and written communication, customer service and diversity in the workplace.

 

 

Diploma Program

Degree Program

Total Credit Hours

63

83

Total Clock Hours

1620

1956

Total Terms

9

11

Total Months

13

17

 

Aviation Electronics Technology Courses

 

AET 1607 – Aircraft and UAV Electronics Fundamentals | 7 Semester Credits
This course will provide information on mechanics’ privileges as outlined in the Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Part 65. The students will learn to read, select, and use FAA and manufacturers’ aircraft maintenance specification data sheets, manuals, publications, technical data, and related FAA regulations. The theory of Aircraft and UAV flight and control surfaces will be covered along with aircraft and electrical safety procedures. Students will read and interpret aircraft drawings and repairs using standard drawing symbols. Students will also complete a review of basic mathematical concepts and learn the fundamentals of DC Electronic Circuits. Students will learn the use of test equipment to perform related lab experiments. Students will learn soldering skills to aviation standards and build an electronic trainer. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours)

AET 1617 – Theory of Alternating Current and Reactive Devices | 7 Semester Credits
In this course students will study alternating current theory, including capacitance, inductance, and reactance. Students will learn about magnetism, transformers, power supplies, and will use Oscilloscopes and various test equipment to perform related lab experiments. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 1607

AET 1627 – Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers | 7 Semester Credits
Students in this course will study various types of resonance and filter circuits found in electronics, including amplifiers, wave-shaping circuits, and operational amplifiers. Students will use test equipment to perform related lab experiments. Extensive use of NIDA trainers will be used for Electronic Diagnostics and troubleshooting.
(90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 1617

AET 2637 – Digital Circuits and Devices | 7 Semester Credits
Students will learn the basic logic gates and families and learn various logic circuits such as flip-flops, counters, and decoders. Digital devices and interfacing will be studied. The students will study the microprocessor and common parts of a computer system. Also, the students will learn the applications of computers in aviation, aviation data busses, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will use test equipment to perform related digital lab experiments. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 1627

AET 2647 – Principles of Electronic Communications | 7 Semester Credits
Students in this course will learn the theory and operation of communication equipment. Areas of study include receivers, transmitters, and antennas. Students will also learn how microwave devices and optical devices are used in aviation. UAV ground and Satellite Communication Systems will be studied. Students will use test equipment to operationally build, test, and troubleshoot communication equipment. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 1627

AET 2657 – Aircraft/UAV Instrument and Autonomous Navigation Systems | 7 Semester Credits
Students will learn both DC and AC power systems for aircraft and UAVs including batteries, generators, and power distribution systems. The students will study synchrony and servo systems used by the Autonomous Navigation Systems and basic aircraft instruments. The student will understand how pressure setting systems are used in aviation. UAV and aircraft altitude and heading systems will be studied. Students will service batteries and perform tests on aircraft. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 2637 and AET 2647

AET 2667 – Aircraft/UAV Communication & Dependent Navigation Systems | 7 Semester Credits
Students in this course will study the theory of aircraft and UAV communication and dependent navigation systems including automatic flight control systems and inflight entertainment systems. The student will understand how onboard aircraft safety systems are installed and maintained. Students will learn the basics of troubleshooting and will perform labs doing testing and troubleshooting of aircraft and aircraft components. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 2657

AET 2677 – Aircraft/UAV Radar Systems & Flight Line Maintenance | 7 Semester Credits
In this course students will learn basic aircraft and UAV radar principles and their application in weather radar and secondary surveillance systems. Students will design and complete an aircraft Avionics installation, will learn basic troubleshooting techniques for aircraft and UAVs, and will perform flight-line testing of avionics systems and learn impact of aircraft weight and balance. Flight-line Safety along with proper tools and equipment use will also be covered. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET
2667

AET 2687 – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) & Maintenance | 7 Semester Credits
In this course students will learn UAS command and control requirements, ground control station set-up, maintenance, airspace classifications, airspace restrictions, FAA and Government UAS restrictions, and uses. Students will build a UAV and will learn basic troubleshooting techniques for ground control stations and UAVs. They will perform flight testing, following Flight and Ground Safety Rules along with proper maintenance tools and equipment use. (90 Theory Hours, 90 Lab Hours) Prerequisite AET 2677

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY – To attain the associate degree 6 General Education courses are required; 

 

General Education Courses

ENG 1123 - English Composition I | 3 Semester Credits
This course is a practical expository writing experience in standard usage and essential writing skills. Emphasis is given to the development of the basic sentence, paragraph and essay. (48 Theory Hours)

HIS 1163 - American History: 1865 to Present | 3 Semester Credits

Students trace the economic, political, social, and intellectual development that shaped modern America. They investigate in detail the impact of industrialization in shaping the emerging nation. (48 Theory Hours)

MAT 1794 - Intermediate Algebra | 3 Semester Credits

PHY 2134 - College Physics | 3 Semester Credits

PSC 1193 - American Federal Government | 3 Semester Credits

This is an introductory course in American Government, intended to provide students with an overview of the way the American Government functions. Emphasis is on the Constitution, the specific branches of government, the role of politics in the government, and the relationship between the government and the individual. (48 Theory Hours)

SPH 2113 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking | 3 Semester Credits
This is an introductory course in oral communication emphasizing effective listening, group discussion and group problem-solving techniques, organizational skills, use of evidence and persuasion, and effective delivery techniques. (48 Theory Hours)

 


 

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