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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Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is home to 11 colleges and schools including a nationally renowned School of Engineering conferring degrees...

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Western Michigan University

Established in 1903, Western Michigan University is a 4-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. Additionally, Western Michigan hosts the...

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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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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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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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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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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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Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year community college with over 40 locations throughout the state of Indiana. It is the largest public higher education institution in the state and the largest statewide community college system in the United...

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is a 2-year community college in southern Arizona. The college grants degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study, including several unique options. On top of the Intelligence Operations Studies degrees, which are divided...

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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...