Aviation Electronics (Avionics) Technology

This is your gateway to a very mentally stimulating job field in which you will commonly be called upon for installation, inspection, testing, adjusting, or repairing all manner of Aviation Electronics. You will learn how to use Basic test/repair equipment such as Multimeters, Oscilloscopes, and Soldering Irons.  You will also experience plenty of hands-on time with current Flight Line Test Equipment such as the IFR 4000 (Communication Systems Test set), IFR 6000 (Navigation Systems Test set) and Several Different ADTS (Air Data Test Set) Systems. Upon completion of this program, you will have a better understanding of electronics and the role they play in today’s aviation industry. You will have also learned and honed your troubleshooting skills to be able to understand and analyze complex avionics systems on the aircraft.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need. Once you have been accepted and have submitted your transcripts from High School or College, you will need to satisfy entry level prerequisites (DRE098, MAT10-50), if not already covered by your transcripts. 

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 Option 3.

Fine or *Extra Fine Black Sharpie, Standard or *Scientific Calculator, Flashlight (your cell phone is not considered a suitable substitute), and a minimum of 2GB Flash Drive. (*denotes preferred equipment based on student/instructor feedback)

We have students placing locally at MRO, local FBO’s, OEM support shops, and in local manufacturing environments. We have also had graduates being recruited by non-aviation based production support companies needing the same electrical and troubleshooting skills as the aviation market. 

Use Indeed or JSFirm to search local and regional jobs for “Avionics” in Greensboro  or for North Carolina overall.  

This is highly variable based on whether you are willing to move outside of the local area. The average introductory salary for this job field is $30,000 - $45,000 per year. This is a typical training salary which would increase quickly if you prove your skills and production ability.

We have strong relationships with Honda Aircraft, Textron Aviation, Signature Techniair, HAECO MRO, and Piedmont Aviation to name a few. At this time, we do not, however, have any direct placement agreements with any of these partners. We do, however, get their buy-in on our curriculum to ensure our graduates are up to the current industry standards for entry-level employment.

Feedback from local industry has been very positive. It is always a pleasure to hear back from students who are being promoted through the local industry, and they are satisfied with the opportunity this program offered them.