Program of Study

Course work includes aviation mathematics, FAA regulations, basic electricity, aircraft drawings; aircraft structures, systems, and components; aircraft engines, theory, systems, and components; and engine inspections and maintenance.


Additional Information

Aviation Systems Technology Technical Standards

 

Careers Available

Jobs at companies or organizations with large fleets of planes, such as passenger airlines, the military, aircraft manufacturers and package delivery firms, Aircraft Repair facility. Flight school aircraft. Missionary aircraft . Can work on your own plane.

 

What Qualities Do you Need?

Detail-oriented.  Aviation mechanics and technicians need to adjust airplane parts to exact specifications. For example, they often use precision tools to tighten wheel bolts to an exact tension.

Dexterity.  Aviation mechanics and technicians must possess dexterity to coordinate the movement of their fingers and hands in order to grasp, manipulate or assemble parts.

Observational skills.  Aviation mechanics and technicians must recognize engine noises, read gauges and collect other information to determine whether an aircraft’s systems are working properly.

Troubleshooting skills.  Aviation mechanics and technicians diagnose complex problems, and they need to evaluate options to correct those problems

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A60150
Aviation Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Day A60200

Program Contact

Greg Purvis

Program Coordinator, Aviation

336.734.7531

gpurvis@forsythtech.edu