Aviation Electronics Technician Degree Review - Associate Degree Information

Published Dec 27, 2006

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An Aviation Electronics Technician Associate Degree prepares students with the hands-on experience necessary to work as avionics technicians in the aircraft industry. Students who complete the associate program as an Aviation Electronics Technician can start their careers as avionics technicians or aviation electronics technicians.

An Aviation Electronics Technician Degree Overview

Summary of the Degree

An Aviation Electronics Technician Degree provides students the sophistication they need to work with the latest avionics technologies. Some of the more general courses mandatory in an Aviation Electronics Technician Degree Program include:

  • Troubleshooting the Receiver
  • Testing Avionics Equipment
  • Testing the Flight Line
  • Systems Interconnect for Avionics
  • Basic Avionics Systems
  • Advance Training and Troubleshooting for Avionics
  • Preparing for the FCC License
  • FAA Rules and Regulations
  • Advance Learning for Avionics Systems
  • Extensive Avionics Lab Work

Skills Obtained

An associate degree in Aviation Electronics Technician gives a graduate the qualifications to be proficient at servicing or repairing aircraft radios, navigation systems, flight computers, radar and other electronic systems.

Career Fields

The U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov) estimates that job opportunities for aviation electronic technicians are increasing at a substantial rate, with a good number of additional jobs opening up in the near future.

Occupational Outlook

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association www.pama.org reported from their salary survey that the average annual salary for aviation maintenance and related jobs is $58,400, averaging $2500 less than last year.

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