Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits
Aviation & Related Technologies
Aerospace/Aviation Center 963 AP113
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-2050
Academic and Career Advising
R. Shaun Anderson
Students learn the skills to become an aircraft electronics technician, commonly referred to as an avionics technician. This new program also helps A & P students enhance their skills in Aviation Maintenance. Students will gain experience and knowledge as it relates to advanced systems for modern aircraft as well as legacy aircraft. Newer aircraft are becoming more advanced and complex every year due to advancing technology and FAA standards. This requires specialized knowledge for maintenance. Students use advanced test equipment, computers, and develop good troubleshooting skills. This course will specifically focus on NCATT AET (National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies - Aircraft Electronics Technician) certification with endorsements that show a high standard of training and knowledge.
Avionics Technicians are employed with General Aviation, Business Aircraft, or Airlines. Would also assist Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics that get specialized Avionics training to be more marketable.
As an elective to any USHE institution. Currently no other USHE institutions teach specialized avionics courses, USU does have an FCC license test prep.
Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition for two semesters of - $2700 (would be much less if combined with other classes). Link for current tuition rates http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books - $300, Course fees - $95, Tools - $400-$800.
Estimated Time to Completion
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness
|Students will demonstrate basic concepts of Aircraft Electronics and prepare to take NCATT AET(Aircraft Electronics Technician) certification.
||1, 2, 3, 4, 7
|Students will demonstrate knowledge and use skills necessary for advanced troubleshooting, maintenance, and understand advanced electronics and avionics systems found in modern aircraft.
||1, 3, 4
|Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the NCATT AET endorsements: “Autonomous Navigation Systems”, “Dependant Navigation Systems”, “Onboard Communications and Safety Systems”, and “Radio Communications Systems”. In addition to FCC General Radio Operators License test.
||1, 3, 4
|Students will utilize computers and specialized test equipment as used in Avionics Maintenance, i.e. uploading software and downloading information for troubleshooting.
|Students will work in a team environment for aircraft maintenance to include troubleshooting.