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04 Apr 2017

Aviation Electronics Technology

What is Aviation Electronics?

Aviation electronics, also known as Avionics, deals with aircraft electronic equipment and is a specific field of electronics. Avionics incorporates equipment including radios, navigation equipment, autopilot, cables, entertainment systems, and more. It is vital that these systems be in optimal working order and not interfere with one another.

Aviation Electronics Training at Spartan

Spartan offers courses in avionics at both the Tulsa and Denver campus. Spartan’s Tulsa campus prepares students for an exciting career with an AET (Aviation Electronics Technology) training diploma which can be completed in under 14 months while an associates degree of applied science takes under 17 months. If you are closer to the Denver campus you will learn in a simulated work environment with a variety of test equipment, 8k square feet of lab and classroom space.

Why Become an Avionics Technician?

Highly trained technicians secure the safety of flight. Professionals in this industry provide insight into a multitude of organizations and people who rely on aviation services.

Those who graduate from the Aviation Electronics Program are qualified to work in many different positions and industries. This includes but is not limited to, Aerospace, Communications, Simulator Development, Robotics, UAV and beyond.

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Sample Avionics Classes

Graduates are prepared for Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) and Certified Electronics Technician (CET) certificates and licenses.

AET 1617 – Theory of Alternating Current and Reactive Devices | 7 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.

AET 1627 – Electronic Circuits and Amplifiers | 7 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.

AET 2637 – Digital Circuits and Devices | 7 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.

Aviation Electronics Careers and Jobs

What job can I get with aviation electronics training?

Graduates of the aviation electronics training program will be qualified to work in a variety of careers in aviation.