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 Technology Training at Spartan
Spartan offers courses in avionics at both the Tulsa and Denver campus. Spartan’s Tulsa campus trains student in AET (Aviation Electronics Technology) training diploma which can be completed in 12 months while an associates degree of applied science takes under 15 months. If you are closer to the Denver (Broomfield) campus you will learn in a simulated work environment with a variety of test equipment, 8k square feet of lab and classroom space.
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.