Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology

Curriculum Description

This curriculum provides individuals with the basic knowledge and skills needed to enter the avionics career field as a technician and prepares students for the current avionics licensing agency examination.

Course work includes general aviation maintenance, sheet metal, airframe systems, electrical and electronic systems, practical wiring, navigation equipment, flight management and flight control systems, flight line testing and troubleshooting, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Graduates should be prepared for the current avionics licensing agency examination and for entry-level employment as an avionics technician in an avionics repair station, an airfield fixed base operator's avionics facility, or an independent repair facility.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Due to COVID-19, the estimated start term may be extended.

Students interested in this program, should contact Mr. Greg Purvis, Aviation Program Coordinator, by email – gpurvis@forsythtech.edu.

Associate in Applied Science NEW

A60150
NC CIP: 47.0609
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AET 110 Avionics-General 10 15 0 15
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AET 120 Sheet Metal Aircft Structures Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 122 Airframe Electrical Requisite 2 4 0 4
AET 124 Airframe Systems I Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 125 Airframe Systems II Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 126 Electronics/Instruments Requisite 1 2 0 2
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AET 130 Aviation Engine Electrical Sys Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 131 Avionics Fundamentals Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 210 Practical Wiring/Factors Requisite 1 3 0 2
COM 231 Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AET 132 FAA Regulations Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 212 Aviation Communication Systems Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 214 Aviation Navigation Systems Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 216 ATC Navigation Systems Requisite 1 3 0 2
AET 218 Tactical Navigation Systems Requisite 1 3 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
AET 220 Flight Management Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 222 Aviation System Interconnect Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 224 Advanced Wire/Troubleshooting Requisite 2 6 0 4
AET 226 Flight Line Testing Requisite 1 2 0 2
AET 228 Avionics FCC Preparation 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.
 

2021SP New AAS Degree

A60150