A.A.S. in Aviation Electronics Technology
Students completing the two year Aviation Electronics Technology (Avionics) program at Gallatin College MSU will learn the practical and technical applications of avionics within the aviation industry. Through hands-on training with aircraft electronics and associated electrical equipment, you will learn to test, troubleshoot, and repair components for communication, navigation, instrument, and control systems. Graduates will be prepared to earn industry recognized certifications and work as technicians in the aircraft electronics maintenance and repair field, earning high wages in an industry needing these highly demanded skills!
The Aviation Electronics Technology program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.
Important: This program has limited openings and has been at full capacity in recent years, please apply early and contact Gallatin College for further information if interested.
High Demand for Graduates
There is a high demand for Avionics graduates in the Gallatin Valley, within the state, and across the nation.
Accelerated Time to Degree
Students are ready to enter into a career after completing the two year Aviation Electronics Technology program at Gallatin College.
Class schedules usually accommodate students with responsibilities outside of school such as full-time or part-time work.
Job SkillsGraduates of the Aviation Electronics Technology program at Gallatin College MSU enter the workforce knowing:
- Electrical components for aircraft communication, navigation, instrument, and control systems as applicable to current and emerging aviation industry practices.
- Avionic inspection and maintenance procedures as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- Professional and ethical work practices for the aviation industry.
- Applications of avionics technology for aeronautical principles, design characteristics, and system operation for a variety of aircraft.
- Operating procedures for aviation computers and related technology.
- Component troubleshooting for complex avionics systems.
- Precision tool and test equipment use for accurate repairs.
- Critical knowledge for industry-related exams including the Federal Communications Commission Radio Operator certification exam.
Job opportunities for graduates of the Aviation Electronics Technology program include:
- Avionics Technician
- Avionics Specialist
- Electric Vehicle Technician
Potential Annual Salary
$38,000 (entry) - $70,000 (after 3+ years)
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.