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Avionics Technician Training Programs

An avionics technician is very different from an airframe or powerplant technician. Whereas these types of technician tend to deal with mechanical components, your avionics technician training will concentrate on various instruments and control units. These units are more often than not computer controlled and might be used for communications, diagnostics, monitoring, navigation, engine control, lighting, flight data recorders, anti-skid equipment, weather radar, collision avoidance, and automatic aircraft flight control systems. Military programs might also cover systems for target acquisition, weapons guidance and communications encryption. Your responsibilities would include repairing, and servicing these controls units and their components. Useful topics to study in school might include some or all of the following: English, math, physics, computer science, chemistry, and electronics related courses.

Due to the different types of aircraft, you may need to study additional courses to work on different aircraft for example jets, rotating wing aircraft, and aerospace. If you want to work on communications, you will likely need a radio license too. The work itself can be extremely demanding. You may have to work a shift pattern as part of a team providing 24/7 technician services. Clearly, this will involve working on weekends, public holidays and nights.

There are quite a number of places where you might find employment after you have completed your avionics technician training. Airports are an obvious place to start your search, and defense is another one. Places that may not have occurred to you include: parts manufacturers, federal government, scientific and professional equipment manufacturers, large courier companies with their own fleet, and electronic equipment manufacturers.

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            Aviation Maintenance Technician
            • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
            • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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            Penn Foster , Online
            • Flexible Online Learning — Career programs designed for anytime learning.  Study when you have time and test when you feel ready.
            • Accredited and Supported — Regionally and nationally accredited programs with expert instructors available to answer your questions.
            • Affordable Tuition — 0% interest and low monthly payment plans.
            • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
            • Founded in 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania    
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            Commercial Truck Driver Program - 310 Clock Hours
            • Features small class sizes and with class options in the day, evening, and weekend.
            • Member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and a proud sponsor of HirePatriots.
            • Offers lifetime job placement assistance, and financial aid to those who qualify.
            • Programs are available in commercial truck driving and CDL driving training.
            • Campus is located in Yuma, Arizona.
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            At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. You can train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you can get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you can find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with top manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

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            Mayfield College , Cathedral City
            Good for Working Adults
            • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
            • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
            • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
            • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
            • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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