Redstone's career-focused education helps you develop the technical skills employers seek. Aircraft are highly complex machines and they must function safely. Avionics technicians work with avionics electronics systems, which are instruments and computers that control engine, flight and other primary functions including aircraft navigation and radio communications. These systems are now an integral part of aircraft design and have had a huge influence on aircraft capability.

Graduates of the Redstone College Avionics program will master essential avionics concepts in courses such as:

  • AC Electronics Covers the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance along with various circuit components and how they react in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  • Communication and Navigation System Teaches VHF, HF and SatCom forms of communication and aviation systems as well as cockpit display and enhanced vision systems.
  • DC Electronics Explores the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance along with various DC circuit components and how they react in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  • Digital Electronics Discusses digital electronic concepts including number conversion, gates, flip/flops and counters and requires application of these in lab projects.
  • Gyroscopes and Autopilot Systems Gain an understanding of basic flight theory, flight controls, gyroscopes and gyroscopic systems and requirements including the ACD and pilot/static systems.
  • Instrumentation and Control Teaches the various components of an analog circuit, basic soldering techniques and how to read wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Pulse Microwave Systems Gain a fundamental understanding of the theory, operation and practical usage of pulse microwave systems and their relationship to safety in aviation.
  • Solid State Electronics Describes the basic concepts of solid state theory and how to troubleshoot solid state electronics using common test equipment.

Since many industry employers prefer graduates with important certifications, our training also helps you prepare for selected Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification tests.1 Avionics students have the opportunity to take certification exams in elements 1, 3, and 822 under the auspices of the FCC exams. Additional certifications are available through the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT)3. For students who choose NCATT status, Redstone instructors will help prepare you for required tests. All tests are administered on the Redstone campus.


The classes were great as were the instructors. I loved the hands-on part of the program. From my Redstone education, I'm confident in my knowledge of electronics.

Devin Banister, 2011 Avionics Graduate

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for an entry-level career in the avionics industry. Additional information including program objectives is available in our avionics course catalog.

Are you ready to get started? Request program info online or call 877-801-1025 today for more information about starting down your path to a career in aircraft avionics.

1 Redstone prepares students for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable tests/exams.
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Program Highlights

  • Get your degree in just 15 months
  • Training prepares you for FCC and NCATT certification tests
  • Learn new skills in nearly 8,000 sq. ft. of classroom and lab space
  • Uses more than 40 types of test equipment
  • Work side-by-side with your peers and receive hands-on training

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