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Aircraft Electronics

Share 10-402-2 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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If you love airplanes and electronics, this is the degree program for you. As an aircraft electrician you install, inspect, test, repair, and align communication, navigation, and flight control systems. You’ll learn the theory and practice of avionics and gain the skills necessary for a career as an entry-level avionics technician. Spend more than half of your time in hands-on experience with modern avionic systems and associated test equipment. You will be ready for certification by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies.

Career Opportunities

  • Avionics Systems Repair Technician
  • Avionics Systems Installation Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician

Estimated Program Cost

Aircraft Electronics

This program will cost about $11,976.13*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $3,000.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Aircraft Electronics

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Obtain the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification.
  • Develop an understanding and comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations governing Aviation Maintenance Technicians.
  • Demonstrate proper use of standard avionics electronic test equipment for installation, repair, and calibration of avionics systems.
  • Follow recommended safety procedures when working on aircraft.
  • Utilize documentation while performing avionics tasks.
  • Use logical thinking in performing day-to-day activities.
  • Communicate and work effectively within a team-focused work group in different ever-changing environments and time constraints.
Additional Information
You will be required to follow mandatory FAA attendance and grading guidelines during the first year of the program. If you plan to take any courses prior to entry into this program, please request the required documents prior to enrolling. Contact Gene Zastera at or 920-232-6004 for details.

Online and IVC courses are not accepted for this program.

A prerequisite for employment as an avionics technician is the General Radiotelephone Operator's License, which is issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) upon successful completion of the FCC exam.

You may choose to also complete the Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics program at Fox Valley Technical College with only one additional year of instruction.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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