Avionics TechnicianShort-Term Certificate
This pathway is intended as a supplement for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. Students must have completed AMT 112 at South Seattle College or have an FAA Airframe License to complete this program. Students in this pathway learn basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry-level avionics technicians 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
|Short-Term Certificate||Full Time: 1
Part Time: 2
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.
Successful completion of South Seattle College's AMT 112 - Basic Electricity for Aviation
FAA Airframe license.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.
- Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist
- Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician
- Avionics Installer
- Avionics Technican
Job tests this program will prepare you for:
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 Cost
Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.
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.
- Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
- Daytime: Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM
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