Associate of Applied Science | 15 Months

Aviation Electronics Technology

AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

Training the Next Generation of Aviation Electronics Technicians

As global airways grow more congested, pilots must rely on the integrity of aircraft navigation and communication systems to keep air travel safe. Advances in the electronics of traditional aircraft, emerging aerospace industries, expansion of airline fleets, and the increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has resulted in an increased demand for well-trained technicians with expertise in manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and installation of new and existing systems. Learn about the development and deployment of satellites, helicopters, and aircraft of all types and sizes. Learn more about Aviation Electronics Technology, or “Avionics”, at Spartan College.

Spartan’s Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) program has been training Electronics Systems Technicians for decades. Our students train to use sophisticated technology to test the reliability and operational status of all Avionics Systems. In addition, students build their own electronic trainer, FM receiver, and more; including assembling and programming their own Drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

Associate of Applied Science | 15 Months

Aviation Electronics Technology

Increased Demand for Airline Pilots and Technicians

0
New Civil Aviation Pilots*
0
New Maintenance Technicians*
# of Pilots/Technicians needed to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years according to the Boeing Pilot Technician Outlook 2019 – 2038.

*Boeing: Pilot and Technician Outlook, http://www.boeing.com/commercial/market/pilot-technician-outlook/

What equipment does our school have to offer?

Nearly 8,000 SQ. FT. of classroom and lab space

custom autopilot trainers

Garmin 1000 training kiosks

Wide range of test benches

Rigol Spectrum Analyzers

Nearly 8,000 sq. ft. of classroom and lab space

custom autopilot trainers

Garmin 1000 training kiosks

Wide range of test benches

Rigol Spectrum Analyzers

Sample Classes

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
4 credit hours

AVN2003 – Avionics Communication Systems
4 credit hours

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
4 credits hours

AVN2004 – Navigation and Instrumentation
4 credits hours

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
4 credit hours

AVN2007 – Unmanned Aerial Systems and Robotics
4 credit hours

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. 

Interested in Learning More?

Alumni have gone on to hold positions like: 

Aircraft Test Technician

Airframe Technician I

Assembly & Tester

Avionics Installation Technician

Electrical Assembler and Tester

Environmental and Functional Test Technician

Field Avionics Technician

RF Technician

Technician – Production

Test Technician – Radio Frequency

Alumni have held employment at:

Air Methods

Ball Aerospace

Boeing

Constant Aviation

Duncan Aviation

Endeavor Air

Freedom Avionics

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

HAECO

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Industry Outlook
Alumni have gone on to hold positions like:
  • Aircraft Test Technician
  • Airframe Technician I
  • Assembly & Tester
  • Avionics Installation Technician
  • Electrical Assembler and Tester
  • Environmental and Functional Test Technician
  • Field Avionics Technician
  • RF Technician
  • Technician - Production
  • Test Technician - Radio Frequency
Course Work

Graduates of the Spartan College Aviation Electronics Technology program will learn avionics concepts in courses such as:

Covers the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance along with various circuit components and how they react in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.

Teaches VHF, HF and SatCom forms of communication and aviation systems as well as cockpit display and enhanced vision systems.

Explores the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance along with various DC circuit components and how they react in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.

Discusses digital electronic concepts including number conversion, gates, flip/flops and counters and requires the application of these in lab projects.

Gain an understanding of basic flight theory, flight controls, gyroscopes and gyroscopic systems and requirements including the ACD and pilot/static systems.

Teaches the various components of an analog circuit, basic soldering techniques and how to read wiring diagrams and schematics.

Gain a fundamental understanding of the theory, operation and practical usage of pulse microwave systems and their relationship to safety in aviation

Describes the basic concepts of solid-state theory and how to troubleshoot solid-state electronics using common test equipment.

Students will maintain and operate a complete UAS and will learn basic troubleshooting techniques for ground control stations and drone maintenance.

Avionics Technician Student Soldering Circuit board
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Electronics Technology

(Degree) · Program Length: 15 months

Through the use of industry-relevant training devices and curriculum developed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) electronics and aircraft technicians, students may learn technical skills for today’s advanced electronics and aerospace industries. Students study FAA regulations, learn to read and use aircraft maintenance manuals, how to read and interpret aircraft commercial drawings and electronics schematics as they apply to large and small aircraft including UAVs. In addition, associate degree students focus on interpersonal skills such as oral and written communication, customer service, and diversity in the workplace.

 

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Total Credit Hours

68

Total Months

15

 

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