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...

“…Purdue is basically a land of opportunity; you get out of it what you put in, and much, much more. More majors and minors than you can imagine, even more clubs and organizations--something for everyone! I love this school and campus to the bottom of...” – Marie from Goose Creek, SC

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...

“…Everything about this university is amazing! Not only is transportation free to go around all the city, but it's affordable, great learning environment, friendly, interactive, and great dorms. The distances between the buildings are perfect and so...” – Patricia 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...

“…Utah State University is a great place to attend if you like to be outside (during the spring and summer of course). There are many things to do on campus. Classes are remotely easy to find. ” – Jenna

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...

“…The physical functionality of the school has its ups and downs. Though there are some students here with non-academic goals, there are just as many dedicated, aspiring professionals. The teaching and administration, and the opportunities offered are...” – Ashaun from Carbondale, IL

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...

“…Very dedicated professors and admin that can get you to the path you want. They also put a great deal of time in to be able to work one on one. The campus is very relaxing and the facilities are newer. ” – Jason from Bolingbrook, IL

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...

“…city college has a large campus, it can be confusing at first but once you get used to it you'll love it. everybody is generally helpful and its very internally friendly. the only draw back is that there are a lot of people so getting the classes you...” – Khiry from Vallejo, 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....

“…Middle Georgia State (Macon State) is a very organized and structured college. They have great financial aid plan for people who struggle to find the money for college. Middle Georgia State also has awesome professors who do all they can to help you...” – Kaylee from Warner Robins, GA

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...

“…Ivy Tech Community College is an awesome school. They are very flexible with your schedule and challenge you to do things that you thought you could never do. They have taught me a lot about being an adult and being a college student.” – Anthony from Indianapolis, IN

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,...

“…i love the small classes. i love the attention given by each professor. and the food isn't bad either! :)” – Camara from Lehighton, PA

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...

“…Great hands on education. Putting into perspective everything you are learning and how to use it in your current or future career. Instructor's are very helpful and student services offers a wide variety of resources for any type of help students...” – Terrie from Hortonville, 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...

“…Excellent environment for business professional returning to school. Instructors will continue to challenge you and apply concepts to your industry/experience. Environments forces you to focus and be prepared.” – Patricia from Winston Salem, 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...

“…i would give schenectady county community college a 10 out of 10. the educators at this college are very helpful, and caring about the education of the students. they are the best.” – Alexander from Melrose, 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...

“…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...

“…ESCC is a great learning opportunity, the professors are committed and it is easy to get around the campus. ” – Sharice from Enterprise, AL

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...

“…Excellent enrollment process. Very helpful everywhere I needed it. If in need just ask.” – Chris from Wichita, KS

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...

“…hallmark university college of aeronautics has been a great experience so far. i would highly recommend the air frame and power plant course. everyone is extremely helpful and willing to help.” – christopher from san antonio, tx

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...

“…cochise college is very student friendly, the staff is very kind and helpful, i have taken four classes and enjoyed all of them. i have also learned a lot at this school, and the academic advisers were very helpful making sure my schedule worked so...” – Brianna from Bisbee, 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...