Minor in Avionics Line Maintenance
For the student interested in working in an aircraft line maintenance environment, the Aviation Maintenance Science Department offers this minor in order to prepare the student for working with today’s complex electronic aircraft. The student will gain a working knowledge of the intricacies of avionics line maintenance from general aviation to air transport through classroom theory and lab projects. Avionics line maintenance is becoming a heavily demanded skill that aircraft technicians today must be capable of accomplishing. To bring about the high quality of maintenance required by the industry, avionics line technicians have to be knowledgeable in terrestrial and satellite navigation systems, airborne and onboard communication systems, surveillance systems, auto flight systems, glass flight deck installations and the integration of all of these systems. The Avionics Line Maintenance Minor is offered through the Aviation Maintenance Science Department.
Whether you already have your Airframe & Powerplant certificate or plan to obtain it at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, you have an opportunity to continue your education with Avionics Line Maintenance Specialization (ALM).
In this four-month certificate program, you will learn aircraft electronics (avionics) system installation, wiring concepts and line troubleshooting of avionics aircraft problems and will prepare to test for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license.
Building upon electrical and electronics training received in the A&P program, you will learn the theories and concepts needed to pass the FCC Radiotelephone Operator License test.
The Avionics Line Maintenance courses are available as part of a minor course of study. The minor includes the 12 credit hours of ALM courses, plus eight additional credit hours of aircraft electrical courses, for a total of 20 credit hours. The minor is an excellent addition to several undergraduate degrees at Embry-Riddle.
Embry-Riddle's ALM program was designed specifically to provide what the industry needs: aviation maintenance technicians with the knowledge and skills to solve any problem found on modern aircraft.
Applicants with experience on the flight line are often put at the top of the list for employment consideration. Airlines offer higher wages to avionics technicians with an FCC license.
|AMS 112||Fundamentals of Electricity||3|
|AMS 121||Electrical Power Systems I||2|
|AMS 243||Electrical Power Systems II||3|
|AMS 380||Radio Communication Theory and Application||2|
|AMS 384||General Aviation Avionics Systems Integration||4|
|AMS 388||Air Transport Avionics Systems||6|
Minor Courses of Study are academic programs designed to satisfy student’s personal interests and to meet professional needs. Students explore, in some depth, the offerings in a field of study. A minor course of study provides the student with significant experience in a discipline organized around skills, methodology and subject matter