Aircraft Electronics

Fox Valley Technical College
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Aircraft Electronics

If you love airplanes and electronics, this is the degree program for you. As an aircraft electrician, you'll install, inspect, test, repair, and align communication, navigation and flight control systems. You’ll learn the theory and practice of avionics and gain the skills necessary for a career as an entry-level avionics technician. Spend more than half of your time in hands-on experience with modern avionic systems and associated test equipment. When you're done, you'll be ready for certification by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. Once you earn the Aircraft Electronics degree, with only one additional year of instruction, you can also complete the Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics program.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Materials and Installation
  • Aeronautics, Introduction to
  • Aircraft Electrical Power
  • Aviation Regulations & Publications
  • DC Circuits 3 - Aircraft/Electromechanical
  • DC Circuits 1
  • DC Circuits 2
  • AC Circuits 1
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Basic Avionics Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Maintenance Forms & Records
  • Technical Drawings & Diagrams
  • Avionics Communications
  • Avionics Control Systems
  • AC Circuits 2
  • Semiconductors 2
  • Digital Electronics Tech 1
  • Digital Electronics Tech 2
  • Semiconductors 1
  • Avionics Surveillance Systems
  • Avionics Navigational Systems

General Studies

  • Written Communication
  • College Technical Math 1A
  • Survey of Physics
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Economics

Suggested Electives

  • FCC License, Preparation for
  • Human Factors
  • Installation Project 1
  • Installation Project 2
  • Installation Project 3
  • Avionics Co-op 1

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee: $13,000

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Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 63 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing Aviation Maintenance Technicians.
  • Demonstrate proper use of standard avionics electronics test equipment.
  • Demonstrate recommended safety procedures when working on aircraft.
  • Utilize documentation while performing avionics tasks.

Career paths

  • vionics Systems Repair Technician
  • Avionics Systems Installation Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

Phone no: +1 920-735-4878

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