Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

Modern aviation relies heavily on electronics to ensure passengers, pilots, and cargo get to their final destination safely. Who's responsible for making sure these gadgets are in properly working order? Someone with a major in avionics maintenance technology. Avionics maintenance technology majors learn to apply their skills and technical knowledge to maintain aircraft communications, flight instrumentation, radar, and specialized systems for military and civilian aircraft. The degree will teach you to remove, replace, repair and troubleshoot aircraft electronic systems. As air travel and transport continues to play a critical role in our lives, it's safe to say that career opportunities will be plentiful. However, your success will depend on your technical expertise and skill. You may end up working with major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, or the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Western Michigan University

Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a four-year public university in Kalamazoo. WMU is home to eight colleges and schools as well as Lee Honors College—the oldest honors college in the nation. Unique to Western, WMU Signature...

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The academics offered here at WMU are great. The school is not too big that it is hard to get individual help, but its big enough to teach you how to learn on your own and use the facilities the school provides as help. The student writing center and...

” – Tim from Kalamazoo, MI
Utah State University

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is a 4-year public university in northern Utah and the oldest residential campus in the state. Utah State is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, the College of...

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All of the professors here are amazing! I truly enjoy going to class. They're witty and help you with anything you need help with. The student reviews help out a lot as well. There are always Teacher's Aids to help with any questions you might...

” – Alexis from Heber City, UT
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is a public flagship university and the oldest university in the SIU system. SIU is home to ten colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors Program. For...

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SIUC is a great school if you are looking for a school that has countless opportunities. I have only been here for a semester and I have gotten email after email from my respective college (Education and Human Services) about different opportunities...

” – Aaron from Fresno, CA

Lewis University is a private institution based in Romeoville, Illinois. The university operates two regional sites in Oak Brook and Tinley Park, as well as a satellite campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school is affiliated with the Roman...

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Lewis is an amazing school. There are many different types of majors and degrees offered and it has the top rated Aviation and Nursing programs in the Midwest. Lewis is a small, close knit and friendly community.

” – Martina from Burbank, IL
City College of San Francisco

The City College of San Francisco is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located throughout San Francisco, California. The college offers a wide variety of unique programs of study, such as Floristry, Maker Studies, and Genetics. Free tuition...

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There's a huge variety of majors to choose from and if you're not sure what career you want, then there are counselors who can help you find what you're looking for.

” – Brittani from Oakland, CA
Middle Georgia State University

Formed by the consolidation of Middle Georgia College and Macon State College, Middle Georgia State University is a 4-year institution with five central Georgia campuses. MGA is home to eight colleges conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees...

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I have learned so much already in my 2 semesters at Macon State. The teachers are very helpful and obviously love what they do. I can not stop talking about how awesome this school is!

” – Chloe from Macon, GA
Moody Bible Institute of Aviation

Earn a degree from Moody Aviation, a world leader in missionary aviation training since 1946. As an institution dedicated to mission aviation training, Moody Aviation offers a Missionary Aviation Technology program, where you choose to specialize in...

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state...

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This schools professors know what they're talking about. I have learned a lot in just my first semester! Every major has a ton of hands on training.

” – Kyle from Sunbury, PA

Oklahoma City Community College is the second largest 2-year community college in The Sooner State. OCCC, pronounced “O-triple-C,” features the Students Connecting with Mentors for Success (SCMS) program for students needing advice, as well as the...

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This school is absolutely amazing for an educational experience. I am attending an off-site campus and receiving my credit at Oklahoma City Community College. Since being here my knowledge level has changed dramatically, before I knew almost nothing...

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Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Appleton, Wisconsin. Along with the main campus, FVTC also maintains a large number of satellite campuses and centers throughout the region, including the recently built...

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I love that I am doing hands on things everyday I am here. I feel as though I am working one step closer each and everyday towards my dreams, and learning more than I ever expected.

” – Elizabeth from De Pere, WI

Guilford Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established throughout suburban North Carolina, with locations in Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, and Colfax. GTCC offers over 140 career-technical, transfer, and workforce...

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Guilford Technical Community College is an exceptional start for any student interested in the aviation industry. Degree programs include Aviation Management, Career Pilot and a plethora of A&P licensing and Maintenance degrees. The school also works...

” – Mary from Tarboro, NC

Schenectady County Community College is a 2-year institution in upstate New York and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Schenectady confers more than 50 degrees and certificates in six areas of study, as well hosts a number of...

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Human Resources Mgt. may be boring but I've learned extremely useful information that I'll use for the rest of my career. It applies to any job. I've found that all the classes are very useful. You may think you're definitely back of the house but...

” – Kristina from Burnt Hills, NY
Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational institution with ten campuses throughout Texas. Among the college’s over 65 degree and certificate granting programs, TSTC offers numerous renewable energy-related courses such as...

Formerly known as Universidad del Este, Ana G. Méndez University-Carolina is a 4-year university and a campus of UAGM in northeast Puerto Rico. UAGM Carolina is home to nine schools granting undergrad degrees in over 30 fields of study. In addition...

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Like most Puerto Rican colleges, UNE is very inexpensive compared to the US. The appearance and hygiene of the university is excellent. It is very well kept and the administration resources are great for students. Student activities are promoted...

” – Kevin from Puerto Rico

Enterprise State Community College is a 2-year institution in southeast Alabama and one of the state’s original junior colleges. ESCC offers a number of general studies programs in its five academic departments as well as 13 career technical programs...

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I love this place!!! Clean campus, friendly staff and respectful students. Highly recommend the Enterprise Campus location.

” – Carla from Enterprise, AL

Formed by the consolidation of three community colleges, Coastal Alabama Community College is a 2-year institution serving five counties. Several of CACC’s academic offerings provide on-location learning and experience such as the Aviation program at...

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I enjoy the teachers I have here. They take time to explain, answer your questions, and assist you. I made excellent grades this semester and look forward to the Spring 2013 semester.

” – Love my education!

Formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita State University Tech is a 2-year community college with three campuses in central Kansas. WSU Tech features over 100 technical and vocational programs granting degrees and certificates. The...

Hallmark University is a private school in San Antonio specializing in business and technology training. HU is home to four schools in Aeronautics, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Business. Students in the College of Aeronautics receive hands...

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is a not-for-profit institution that confers associate degrees in aviation maintenance and aviation electronics. Since 1929, PIA has produced topnotch mechanics and technicians through its aviation programs...

Cochise College
Sierra Vista, AZ
Cochise County Community College District

 

Cochise College is a 2-year community college in southern Arizona. The college grants degrees and certificates in over 70 fields of study, including over 50 workforce development and certificate programs. Cochise also offers the FlyCochise...

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Right now, I am taking two remedial courses because of a placement test that I was required to take. The college does not understand that I took pre-calculus which leads me into calculus. But no, I had to take trig again to get into calculus. For my...

” – Aaron from Sierra Vista, AZ

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is a public aviation school adjacent to the Miami International Airport. Baker offers postsecondary programs for Avionics Technicians and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, as well as high school programs in...