The core electronics portion of the Aviation Electronics Technology Program provides versatility in several different industries to include aerospace, manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles, medical, production, renewable energy, and other electronic technical fields. Spartan College classes use electronic trainers from Snap-On, BK Precision, Lab-Volt, Tektronix, Garmin, Michel, and Linaire. Spartan College is focused on teaching students the fundamentals of avionics. They study FAA regulations and learn the proper use of basic tools and test equipment, study electronic theory, and have hands-on training in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of electronic and avionics systems. Much like other courses at Spartan College, aviation electronics provide a balance between the lab and lecture.
AVN2003 – Avionics Communication Systems
This course is a complete study of electronic communication theory, with a focus on aircraft communications. Students will study AM and FM modulation, transmitters, and receivers. These knowledge areas are then applied to avionics specifically as the students learn about HF com, VHF com, and satellite communications/in-flight entertainment systems.
AVN2004 – Navigation And Instrumentation
This course is a study of aviation navigation systems and their instrumentation. The nav systems studied include VOR, GPS, Localizer, Glide Slope, Marker Beacon, and Gyros. Channeling methods and aviation-specific data busses are also introduced. This course also goes into various analog instruments and how different systems are displayed on the flight deck.
AVN2007 – Unmanned Aerial Systems And Robotics
In this course, students will learn many of the aspects of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), including classes, size, capabilities/limitations and different technologies, and different Robotic technologies as well as the FAA regulations associated with UAS’s.