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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.

ELT 1002 – AC Theory and Control Devices | 4 Credits

This course focuses on basic alternating current (AC) electronics. This course also introduces basic power supplies, diodes and continues with the introduction of schematics. Upon completion of this class, students should understand the concepts of voltage, current, reactance, and impedance, and how various AC components act in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.

AVN 2003 – Avionics Communication Systems | 4 Credits

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.

AVN 2004 – Navigation and Instrumentation | 4 Credits

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. This course also goes into various analog instruments and how different systems are displayed on the flight deck. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the various navigation systems presented in class at both the theoretical and application level, as well as troubleshooting aviation electronic equipment to the intermediate level.

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.