Industrial Electronics Technology – Avionics Pathway: Associate of Applied Science | Technical College of the LowCountry

Industrial Electronics Technology – Avionics Pathway: Associate of Applied Science


Take control of your future.

Become an expert in aircraft and satellite electronics, and your career will be ready for takeoff.

Program Description


Avionics, the study of electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites and spacecraft, is an exciting technical career.

TCL’s avionics pathway is a 64-credit-hour associate degree program that can be completed in as little as five full-time semesters. Courses include general education, advanced computer systems, avionics regulation, technical troubleshooting, aircraft electricity, and radar systems.

TCL’s hands-on courses will prepare you for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensing, giving graduates a leg-up in landing entry-level positions.

And because major aviation giants – including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Gulfstream – are located in this region, avionics professionals are in high demand. The S.C. annual mean wage for avionics technicians is $53,700, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Whether you are just starting out or are looking to transition from military to civilian, avionics is a great career choice.

Certify Your Skills


The program includes preparation for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radio-Telephone License Examination & NCATT (National Center for Aviation Technician Training) AET (Aircraft Electronics Technician) written exam.

Accreditation & Accolades


Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
The S.C. annual mean wage for avionics technicians is $53,700.
Quick Fact 2
The 64-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as five semesters.
Quick Fact 3
Graduates will be prepared for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radio-Telephone License Exam.

What People Are Saying


“It’s most rewarding helping these students get certified and find employment,”

Pete Semetis Instructor and Avionics Professional

FAQs & Additional Information

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Important Additional Admission Requirements

None.

What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 64 credits x $170 per credit = $10,880.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

It’s a great option for those who:

• Are detail oriented.
• Have strength and agility.
• Enjoy troubleshooting and problem solving.

Program Dean


Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies

kflick@tcl.edu

Instructors


Rock Hudson

Avionics Instructor/Industrial Technology

rhudson@tcl.edu

Peter Semetis

Advanced Aviation Program Coordinator/Industrial Technologies

psemetis@tcl.edu

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