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Aviation Electronics II: Electronics Technician

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This pathway meets the requirements for the Certificate in Aviation Electronics II: Electronics Technician. Students in this pathway learn basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry-level electronics technician in aerospace-related industries. Learn to perform basic wiring and termination common to avionics, and apply technical concepts and terms used in the avionics field.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 4
Part Time: 7
60.0 - 63.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

For Placement Testing: contact Testing Center, 527-3674 To begin program, students must test into the English and Math courses listed below:

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : equivalent computer experience

The hands-on environment allows students to learn basic word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation graphics (Power Point) applications concepts. Students will create a variety of business documents and learn editing and formatting techniques. In addition, students will be introduced to file control features such as creating and naming directories, renaming files, and deleting, copying and moving files. Computer lab fee required

BUS 169 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL 098 - College Prep Writing IV (5 credits) or higher ENGL course

Increase general knowledge of fiction and non-fiction through overview of concepts and vocabulary needed to interpret, appreciate and respond to a wide range of reading selections. Prereq: See above.

ENGL 097 10.0

Course Substitute : higher MATH course or have taken equivalent or higher MATH course

Elementary algebra topics include operations with signed numbers, linear equations and inequalities, exponents, graphing linear functions, systems of equations, polynomials and applications. Prereq: MATH 081 with a 2.0 or better or placement.

MATH 084 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • Fiber Optics CFOT

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $6,782.40 - $7,121.52
  • NonResident Cost : $7,680.00 - $8,064.00
  • International Student Cost : $17,476.80 - $18,350.64

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online
  • Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Survey disciplines within the field of electronics and technologies related to electronic occupations to give students a knowledge of the standards, practices and skills necessary for employment in electronic-related occupations. Guest speakers, field visits, reading, media or general discussion with class members. Computer Fee.

EET 105 2.0

Beginning electronics support course providing the student with information and skills to safely perform soldering tasks in the field. The student will acquire skills to remove components and replace them without causing damage to either the component or the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB's). The student will learn the techniques to select the proper solder, soldering aids, tools, and other associated test equipment. Prerequisite: EET 160 or EET 161 or instructor permission.

EET 106 1.0

Presents an overview of aviation electronics and the instrumentation commonly found in commercial aviation. Includes an introduction to schematic reading,OSHA/FAA/Basic electrical safety, tools and basic connectors, plugs, cables and wiring, shielding. Prerequisite: EET 162 or instructor permission to take EET 162 concurrently during the same quarter.

EET 107 5.0

Introduces fiber optics theory and maintenance as applied to Information Technology, Aerospace, Broadband and generic use. Emphasis on hands on labs using industry standard diagnostic test equipment, safety, routing, installation, cleaning, measurement, and inspection processes. Prepare for Fiber Optic Association Certification (FOA).

EET 108 5.0

Course Substitute : MATH& 141 - PreCalculus I (5 credits)

This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right angle triangles, basic trig functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

Introduction to fluid power systems used in industry. Covers fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic systems including fluid power components and schematic diagrams. Includes electrical/electronic control of fluid power systems and information on several electro-hydraulic servo systems. Prereq. EET 109 or MATH& 141 or higher.

EET 112 5.0

This course provides an introduction to basic computer hardware and operating systems. The focus is A+ Certification and addresses foundational computer hardware to include system boards, microprocessors, bios, hard drives, CDROMs, as well as the basics of the Windows Operating Systems. Troubleshooting from both a hardware and software approach is introduced. The curriculum is produced by Hewlett Packard for Ciso Systems. Computer Fee.

EET 131 5.0

This course introduces foundational concepts in building and programming robots. Students build, program and configure a robot using various electronic devices to enable a wide variety of robotic activity. Computer Lab Fee.

EET 137 5.0

First in a series of lecture-lab courses designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Performance goals will equip the learner with the ability to analyze series and parallel circuits. Basic concepts of energy, work, power, current and voltage are studied as well as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. The course ends with an introduction to capacitance, transients and AC theory and circuit analysis. Achievement of course goals is supported by the use of computer models and hands-on labs. .Computer fee.

EET 161 5.0

Second course in a series designed for an in-depth study of electronics. Covers the sinusoidal waveform, its generation and measurement, and basic AC topics including frequency, inductance, capacitance, reactance, resonance, filters, transformers. Computer models, as well as labs with the oscilloscope, are used throughout. Prerequisite: EET 161 and EET 109 or MATH& 141 or instructor permission. .

EET 162 5.0

Analysis of characteristics of semiconductor devices and their application in common electronic circuits. Course begins with construction of simple power supplies and moves to more complex amplifier circuits. Construction and measurement of devices and circuit parameters verify math analysis of circuits explored. Prerequisites: EET 162 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

EET 163 5.0

Fundamentals of digital electronics. Takes student from simple concepts through medium complexity of interface circuits. Consists of lecture and practical application labs and homework. Covers number systems, logic gates, DeMorgan's theorems, Karnaugh mapping, encoders and decoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers, flip-flops, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Prerequisite: EET 161 or instructor permission.

EET 170 5.0

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : HUM 105 - Intercultural Communication (5 credits) or ISP 101 - The Global Society (5 credits) or ISP 110 - Introduction to Global Studies (5 credits) or POLS 112 - Comtemporary World (5 credits) or SOC& 101- Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)

The above course or listed substitutes meets the Human Relations requirement.
BUS 236 is the preferred course.

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

Course Substitute : ENGL& 230 - Technical Writing (3 credits) or ENGL& 235 - Technical Writing (5 credits)

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. PREREQ: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0