Pulaski Technical College

Avionics Electronics

Technical Certificate:

Technical certificate programs provide a short concentration in a specific technical area. These programs are intended for students who plan to enter the workforce after completion of the program or who are currently working and want to upgrade their skills. Hours earned in some certificate programs are acceptable toward associate degree programs.

Avionics Technology degree plan (PDF)


Degree Requirements

General Education (6 credit hours)

AVA 1110. Aviation General
This course is a study of general aviation maintenance policies and procedures. Items covered include basic electricity, aircraft drawings and interpretations, aircraft weight and balance calculations, aviation materials and processes, fluid lines and fittings. Other areas covered are aircraft cleaning and corrosion control and ground operation and servicing. An in-depth overview of use of maintenance publications, maintenance forms and records, and the mechanics privileges and limitations as they pertain to aircraft maintenance are also covered. 6 lecture hours, 13 lab hours. (10 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2404. Aircraft Electrical Systems
This course is a study of electrical equipment installation, electronic circuitry, AC/DC motors, electric actuators and aircraft lighting. Electrical component inspection, maintenance and operational testing are covered. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2508. Airframe Systems and Components III
This course offers an in-depth study of aircraft systems including the operation and maintenance of hydraulic/pneumatic Power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, ice and rain control systems and aircraft landing gear systems. 6 lecture hours, 6 lab hours. (8 credit hours/special course fee)

AVA 2604. Aircraft/Avionics Systems and Components
This course is a study of aircraft avionics/electronic system components including component installation, maintenance and systems operation. Systems covered are aircraft position and warning systems, communication and navigation systems, aircraft instrument systems, aircraft fuel systems and fire protection systems. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

ELT 1214. Circuit Analysis I
This is an introductory electronic course for all ELT and IEL students. However, some Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students may want to take this course because the HVACR field is becoming more electronic. Basic electronic circuit and applications are taught as building blocks to more complicated circuitry. The emphasis is on basic circuit applications rather than design. Students are required to build circuits and evaluate performance. A solid foundation in basic electricity and Ohm's law is required. Prerequisite: ELT 1114 or consent of instructor. 3 lecture, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hour/special course fee)

ELT 1314. Circuit Analysis II
This course is a continuation of Circuit Analysis I. Whereas Circuit Analysis I emphasized the individual circuits, Circuit Analysis II emphasizes the microprocessor approach to complex circuitry. Application of existing design circuitry to many applications is stressed. Previous engineering-type mathematics is replaced with a "black box" method of study that is very broad-based. Some of the industries studied are security, lighting, HVACR, telephone and process automation. The intent is to prepare the student for a broad range of career options. Prerequisite: ELT 1214 or consent of instructor. 3 lecture, 3 lab hours. (4 credit hours/special course fee)

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