Avionics Technology Mission Statement
The mission of the Avionics Technology Program is to prepare students to meet the needs and challenges of the aviation maintenance global marketplace. The course positions graduates to make an immediate contribution upon being placed with an employer. The graduate will have diverse skills and competencies derived from the Avionics Technology Program.
A Rich History of Training
In Florida, National Aviation Academy began training Aircraft Mechanics in 1969, and was licensed by the FAA in 1970. The school operates in a 32,000 square foot state-of-the-art classroom and office facility. Hands-on training is performed in our 10,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar located at the St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport.
New England Campus
National Aviation Academy in New England located in Bedford, Massachusetts. The New England campus was founded as East Coast Aero Tech in 1932. A total of 40,000 square feet of space for labs, shops, classroom and offices are offered with modern teaching aids, multi-media and equipment.
The NAA facilities maximize the learning experience in becoming skilled Avionics Technicians. Training on a wide array of both jet and piston powered aircraft and equipment provides the highest level of knowledge and understanding of modern aviation practices. All practical phases of the program utilize the tools and equipment of the trade. Qualified and experienced instructors supervise all work. Projects are first demonstrated to establish procedures and techniques and then individuals work to develop judgment and refine skills. You will rapidly progress from basic to advanced projects and as you progress, you'll take on greater responsibility and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Avionics Technology Program
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as Aviation Maintenance Professionals with avionics training complimenting the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate or aviation maintenance experience. The program is designed for individuals with aviation maintenance experience or individuals holding an Airframe and Powerplant certificate. Aviation and Aerospace Industry requirements for Aircraft Maintenance Technicians with strong avionics training are in high demand and there are not enough quality individuals to fill the need. The Avionics Technology Program is designed to meet the immediate needs of the industry and set an educational standard that helps support this technical manpower requirement for years to come. The program will further prepare students for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) License; elements 1 and 3. This is a Federal credential that is to be earned by students and will position them even further for employment in the field of study.
The Avionics Technology Course is 7 Months, 3 Terms, 1000 hours; 500 Theory and 500 Lab!
The Avionics Technology Program developed at National Aviation Academy provides students with prevalent, requisite technical knowledge, which will be immediately utilized in the constantly evolving aviation industry. The three-term program is seven months long and the purpose of the program is to prepare students for employment as Aviation Maintenance Professionals. This Avionics training compliments the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate, or aviation experience. The NAA Avionics program is designed for you if you have experience in the Aviation Maintenance industry or if you already hold your A&P certificate.
Avionics systems are now an integral part of all aircraft design and have vastly increased aircraft capability. You will learn to repair and maintain components used for aircraft navigation, radio communications, weather radar systems, and other instruments and computers that control flight, engine, and other primary functions. There are literally hundreds of critical topics covered in the Avionics Technology course. Several of those topics include: Line Maintenance of Avionics Systems, Operation of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Wire Component and Soldering Techniques, Avionics Integration Management, and Human Factors training.
The program is organized in standard lesson topic guide format with NAA workbook supplements for problems and laboratory projects. It is 1,000 hours; 500 lecture, and 500 lab. The methodology is the same as our Airframe and Powerplant course. Every student will learn each topic from seeing it, hearing it, writing it, and doing it. The hands-on training is invaluable to students and employers. Classes and labs will be taught by our Instructors who have lots of industry experience. Guidance for course topics is based on historical Avionics training and the guidelines of the Florida Department of Education as well as input from the aviation industry and support from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Please note you must be a licensed A&P mechanic or have previous experience in the aviation maintenance industry to enroll in our Avionics Technician Program