The core electronics portion of the Aviation Electronics Program provides versatility in several different industries that include manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), medical, oilfield, renewable energy, and other electronic technical fields. A theory based and hands-on combination of classes offer training in electronic circuit testing and troubleshooting. The program specialty classes provide shop, flight line testing, and repair facilities for navigation, communications, and radar equipment.
Spartan College classes use electronic trainers and instruments from Snap-On, BK Precision, Lab-Volt, Tektronix, Garmin, Michel, and Linaire among others. Spartan College is focused on teaching students the fundamentals of avionics to prepare them for an entry level career. Much like other courses at Spartan College, aviation electronics provide a balance between the lab and lecture.
ELT1003 – Amplifiers And Power Control Devices
This course focuses on basic transistor theory and applies it to amplifiers, amplifier classes, amplifier configurations, operational amplifiers, and oscillators. Students learn transistor theory and transistor types, including BJT, FET, UJT, and IGBT, as well as decibel conversions, gain calculations, and amplifier construction.
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 Associate level 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.