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Avionics Technician Training

Effective Fall 2020. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ATT100 Basic Electricity for Avionics Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic electricity for Avionics. Includes the study of matter, electron theory, current/electron flow, direct and alternating current, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's laws, circuit elements, use of testing equipment, and electrical calculation and measurements. Also includes interpretation of schematics and other wiring diagrams, battery theory and maintenance, aircraft electrical systems, and introduction of solid state components.
Prerequisite(s): GTM 105V.
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Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT101 Avionics Familiarization Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the evolution of modern avionics. Includes the role and responsibilities of the avionics technician; the classification and requirements of airports, airspace, and atmospheric environments; and types of avionics equipment used today. Also includes instrument layouts, crew cabin layouts, and advisory circulars and regulations pertaining to operation and management.
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Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT102 Aircraft Electrical Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of aircraft electrical systems, including AC and DC power generation and distribution for small general aviation (GA), corporate, and commercial airline transport aircraft. Includes electrical schematics, manuals, and diagrams. Also includes aircraft system power requirements for avionics; fuel and flight management; cabin atmospheric control; landing gear and flight controls; load; warning systems; cabin lighting; and entertainment systems.
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Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT103 Basics of Avionics Installation Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, techniques, and skills used to install electronic and avionics equipment. Includes avionics support structure installation and fabrication; instrument mounting; terminal installation; cutting, sizing, marking, bundling, and anchoring techniques and practices; handling precautions for sensitive devices; and selecting proper equipment and tools. Also includes a review of electrical equipment bays, wiring diagrams, installation drawings, circuit protection devices, lighting processes, and regulatory requirements.
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Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT104 Operating Systems I, Communication and Navigation Credit Hours: 4.00
Topical discussion on communication and navigation systems, schematic usage, special tooling and equipment, switching, circuit protection, and instrument panel features. Includes standard wiring practices of single and multiple flight instrumentation sources, location reporting equipment, and essential standard avionics flight devices.
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Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT110 Avionis Familiarization Electronics Review Credit Hours: 4.50
Overview of the evolution of modern avionics. Includes the role and responsibilities of the avionics technician. Also includes: electrical safety; aircraft power distribution systems; data bus concepts; signal amplification; RF physics and radio theory; ESD and test equipment; and digital logic applications.
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Information: Students ust either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT111 Avionic Installer Credit Hours: 4.50
In depth coverage of wire and component installations for Avionics. Includes maintenance standards for repairing wiring and transmission cables, identification and sizing of electrical components, as well as component installation methods. Also includes best practice considerations for Avionics Technicians evaluating and planning repairs.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT112 Airframe and Instrument Systems Credit Hours: 4.50
Concepts, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding various avionic and aircraft electrical systems. Includes instrumentation; air data systems; pressurization and warning systems; and signal conversion for glass cockpit applications.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT113 Communications Systems Credit Hours: 4.50
Concepts, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding various avionic systems used for communications. Includes basic communication principles; antenna and transmission lines; very high frequency, high frequency, and satellite communication radios; transponders; and emergency equipment.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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ATT201 Operating Systems II, GPS Navigation and Auto Pilot Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and autopilot systems operation and use by flight crews. Includes installation planning for electrical system requirements, typical mounting, wiring methods, connectors, and antenna installation. Also includes pre- and post-installation verification of system integration, functional testing, and troubleshooting on GPS and autopilot systems.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 104.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT202 GPS Navigation and Auto Pilot Installation Credit Hours: 5.00
Principles of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and autopilot systems installation. Includes substantial application of systems, processes, and installations introduced in ATT201, such as installation planning for electrical system requirements, typical mounting, wiring methods, connectors, antenna installation, and operations and use by flight crews. Also includes pre- and post-installation verification of system integration, functional testing, and troubleshooting on GPS and autopilot systems. Also includes an introduction to the installation of engine indicating instruments and their relationship to the instrument console.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 104 and 201.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT203 Avionics Test Equipment Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of the evolution of modern avionics systems, test equipment, and operation of and training on test equipment. Includes functional testing of pitot static, transponder and altitude reporting units, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and compass navigation devices installed in aircraft or functioning mockups. Also includes special tooling and test apparatuses, the handling of aircraft, and safety for personnel and equipment undergoing testing.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 104.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT204 Glass Cockpit Installer Credit Hours: 5.00
Installation of glass cockpit systems. Includes panel installation, functional checks, troubleshooting, installation and handling practices for Multifunction Display Units (MFD), Primary Flight Displays (PFD), and Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting Systems (EICAS). Also includes glass cockpit upgrade training, to include the removal of older "steam" gauges and various other indication instruments and replacement with modern glass cockpit indicating systems.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 103 and 104.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT205 Operating Systems III, Infrared and Weather Radar Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of infrared and weather radar systems operation and use by flight crews. Includes installation planning, electrical system requirements, typical mounting, wiring methods, connectors, and antenna installation. Also includes system integration, functional testing of Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), Weather (Wx) Radar, and radio altimeter systems. Also includes safety training and the operation, installation, and troubleshooting of EVS systems.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 101 and 102.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT206 Infrared and Weather Radar Installation Credit Hours: 5.00
Installation of weather radar systems, radio altimeter systems, and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS). Includes schematic use, special tooling and equipment, switching, circuit protection, and instrument panel features for modification for installation. Also includes standard wiring and installation of stand-alone and integrated avionic devices and multifunctional display equipment. Also includes a mandatory requirement that all installed equipment be tested for functionality after installation.
Prerequisite(s): ATT 103 and 205.
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Information: Includes an emphasis on system operation, testing, and troubleshooting techniques demonstrated by technicians trained on the aircraft systems. Additional self-paced independent course study materials are required for non-certified Airframe and Powerplant students. students.
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ATT210 Dependent Navigation Systems Credit Hours: 4.50
Concepts, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding avionic systems used for navigation. Includes fundamental principles of radio navigation; operation and evaluation of various radio navigation systems; RADAR concepts and application; and flight data collection.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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ATT211 Autonomous Navigation Systems Credit Hours: 4.50
Concepts, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding various avionic systems used for navigation. Includes Slaved Compass Systems, Vertical Gyro Systems, and Inertial Navigation Systems.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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ATT212 Autoflight Systems Credit Hours: 4.50
Concepts, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding autoflight systems, with an emphasis on safety and system integration.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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ATT213 Airframe Electronics Technician Preparation Credit Hours: 4.50
Preparatory course for the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification with multiple endorsements. Using the published Performance and Task Knowledge Requirements; includes electronic principles, radio communication, emergency equipment, dependent and autonomous navigation.
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Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
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ATT214 Application of Avionics System Knowledge Credit Hours: 4.50
Cumulative course applying skills and knowledge from previous courses to assess communication, determine troubles, execute repairs, and radar and instrument systems condition. Also includes an overview of how to communicate professionally in a maintenance environment, and how to research skills as an Avionics Technician.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students must either have FAA Airframe license, or completed PCC's Aviation General Mechanics Curriculum before enrolling in this course. Additional self-paced independent course study materials will be provided as required.
Course Outlines
Schedule of Classes