Professional Electronics: Avionics Electronics Technology Specialty

Professional Electronics: Avionics Electronics Technology Specialty

Certificate

Available at: Windward Campus

A professional electronics student working on a circuit board.

Program Overview

Maintaining a plane’s electronic flight instruments is the job of avionics technicians. Avionic technicians repair and maintain a plane’s electronics systems, such as radio communications, radar systems, and flight instruments. As the use of automated technology increases, more time is spent maintaining a plane’s computer systems. Technicians are often needed to analyze and solve complex electronic problems.

Avionics Technicians typically do the following:

  • 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.
  • Install instrument panels, using hand tools, power tools, and soldering irons.
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components.
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work.

Earnings

Median annual salaries for avionics technicians were $56,910 in May 2014. The average hourly wage was $27.36. For more information visit www.bls.gov.

Curriculum

Careers

Page last updated September 16, 2022.

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Contact Information

Architecture, Aviation and Automotive
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1725
Fax: (361) 698-1767

Office: General Purpose Building, Windward Campus, Room 104