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Atlantic Technical College
Machining Technologies

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

Step 1 Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
  • Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results.
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement, special needs, financial aid, and registration procedures.

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment

New Program Begins January 2020

Avionics Systems Technician

Program Length:
1200 hours/approx. 12 months – full time

Schedule:
7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Course Content:

Be part of the exciting aviation industry! Enroll in our Avionics Systems Technicians program today. Avionics Systems Technicians are specialists who repair and maintain a plane’s electronic instruments, such as radio communication devices and equipment, radar systems, and navigation aids. Avionics is a specialization within electronic maintenance and repair. It focuses on aircraft electronics, but encompasses a wide range of job types. An avionics technician is a specialist who is responsible for all the electronics aboard an aircraft as well as the wiring that connects to the electrical system. They run cables, mount antennas, and connect instruments for navigation and engine monitoring. Avionics technicians install radios, autopilots, and passenger entertainment systems. The job demands attention to detail and a commitment to the very highest standards of quality workmanship because they work on flight-critical systems that impact passenger and crew safety

Avionics Systems Technicians:

  • Test electronic instruments, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters
  • Interpret flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and performance problems
  • Assemble components, such as electrical controls and junction boxes, and install software
  • Install instrument panels, using hand tools, power tools, and soldering irons
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components
  • Keep accurate records of maintenance and repair work

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to take one or more approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certifications or licensure exams in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certifications, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded.

To get started in the Avionics Systems Technician program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at  Brooke.Lehmejian@browardschools.com

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Avionics Systems Technicians is expected to grow about 5% between 2016 and 2026. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Entry level wages for Avionics Systems Technicians are $20 – $24/hour. (Source: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity)
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