Avionics Bench Technician

Program Overview

The Avionics Bench Technician certificate program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for employment in the field of avionics maintenance technology-aircraft electronics. Graduates of this program are qualified to work on aircraft electronics in avionics repair stations and should be prepared to sit for the General Radio Operating License (GROL) exam.

Entrance Requirements

* Must be 16 years of age * Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply * Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math * Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar. Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (33 hours)
Technical Courses (33 hours)
AVIO
1010
4
90
Provides a review of the basic theory and application of electronics with a primary focus on use in avionic systems. Topics include: atomic theory, DC circuits, AC circuits, alternating current, inductance and transformers, capacitance, resonance and filters, vacuum tubes, and solid state devices.
Provides practical experience in maintaining avionics systems. Topics include: solder/solderless connecting, use of test instruments, component installation/removal techniques, repair procedures, and troubleshooting techniques.
4
90
Introduces the theory and application of radio frequency transmission and reception. Topics include: power supplies, oscillators, amplifiers, transmitters, amplitude modulation, AM receivers, frequency modulation, and antenna systems.
4
90
Introduces the theory and application of digital electronics with a primary focus on their use in avionic systems. Topics include: numbering system, logic gates, Boolean algebra, flip-flops, and registers and counters.
4
90
Focuses on microprocessor based computers used in avionics systems. Topics include: memory, mass storage, computer systems, data bases, and logic systems repair procedures.
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on aircraft communication systems. Topics include: component operation, component location, integration, analysis, maintenance, and ACARS.
AVIO
1080
5
100
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on aircraft navigational systems. Topics include: bridges and monitors, synchros, gyros, and navigation systems.
Continues the study of avionics maintenance practices with emphasis on flight director and autopilot systems. Topics include: flight director systems, autopilot systems, and avionics line maintenance test equipment.