This two-year program is designed to educate students on electronics within the aviation industry and to provide experience with avionics technology. Students will learn avionics installation, troubleshooting, system integration, and avionics operating systems, including GPS systems, autopilot, communication systems, and weather radar.
Learners are trained for the job-seeking process through industry tours and interview prep. During the program, accommodations and modifications are provided to high school students based on the IEP/504. In addition, dual enrollment is available. Students can earn college credits through this WEST-MEC course.
After completion of the Avionics/Drone Electronics program, successful candidates will be prepared to seek one or more certifications like the FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License: FCC Element 1 , FCC Element 3. Moreover, West-MEC offers most industry credential tests at no additional cost. Through the Aviation Technology training received, students are provided a pathway to economic independence.
Careers that a student could pursue after receiving their certification(s) are: Avionics technician, avionics electronics technician, avionics installer, aircraft electrical systems specialist
The work environment of avionics technicians include hangars, airfields and repair stations.
Avionics/Drone Electronics Entry-level salary range: $19.85 – $24.63 per hour*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages
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