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Airframe Maintenance & Electronics Technology

Quick Facts

Summary

We offer a highly advanced navigation and communication technology program designed to prepare you to enter the challenging field of avionics technology.

Our Aircraft Electronics Line Maintenance Program will give you the electronics knowledge that Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics need to better understand how avionics systems operate.

Our program is recommended for those who already hold a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe License because you must be licensed in order to work on any system installed on an aircraft.

What do avionics technicians do?

Electronic components are now integral parts of aircraft design and have increased aircraft capability.

Avionics technicians repair and maintain the electronic components used for:

  • Aircraft navigation and radio communications
  • Weather radar systems
  • Instruments and computers that control flight, engine and other primary functions

Program Options

Degrees

Certificates

Level 1

Enhanced Skills

Special Requirements

When you start our Aviation Program, you must attend a mandatory Aviation Orientation Session before you register for classes.

More Details

Costs

  • Tuition: Tuition & Fees
  • Books: $600 (approximate)
  • Tools: $400–$1,200

Time Commitment

Day Classes

If you take day classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 2 years.

  • Days: Monday–Friday
  • Hours: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Night Classes

If you take night classes, you can complete our A.A.S. program in 3 years.

  • Days: Monday–Thursday
  • Hours: 5:30–11 p.m.

Careers

After successfully completing our program, you will be prepared to work as an avionics technician.

Projected Job Growth

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Gainful Employment Disclosures

 

Contact

Northwest Campus

Darrell Irby, Chair Aviation Maintenance Technology Department
817-515-7358
darrell.irby@tccd.edu

Summer Abney, Administrative Assistant for Aviation Maintenance Technology Department
817-515-7250
aviation@tccd.edu

Updated September 18, 2017