2022-2023 College Catalog

Avionics Bench Technician TCC

Avionics Bench Technician TCC (Major Code: AB81)

Program Description

The Avionics Bench Technician certificate program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for employment in the field of avionics maintenance technology - aircraft electronics. Graduates of this program are qualified to work on aircraft electronics in avionics repair stations and should be prepared to sit for the General Radio Operating License (GROL) exam.

Career Information


Avionics Technicians

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 6.8% nationally and 7.4% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $44,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements


The Aviation Maintenance Technician – Airframe program is highly competitive and in addition to the general college admissions requirements which can be found here: (link), there are additional criteria used for the admission of students into this program:

· Must be at least 18 years old.
· Must be able to attend day courses full-time, Mon-Thurs.
· Must attend an information session (Please check the website for session dates and times).
· Must complete a YouScience Assessment (Access to be provided at information sessions).
· Must complete an application for admission and submit all required documents by the specified program deadline rather than the general college admissions deadline. (Please check the website for program specific deadlines).

Students who successfully meet the above requirements will be ranked based on the order that their completed application was submitted, as well as their YouScience rankings for “Most Interest” and “Highest Aptitude.” The program will accept 25 students based on those rankings every time a new cohort begins.

Program Contact Information

Leonard Small

Interim Coordinator, Aviation

Aviation Building AV1012A




Mike Nwokocha

Avionics Instructor

Aviation Building A1001



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 terms

Credit Hours: 33

Estimated Program Cost: $5,584

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (33 Credits)

AVIO 1010Basic Electronics


AVIO 1020Avionics Maintenance Practices


AVIO 1030Advanced Electronics


AVIO 1040Digital Electronics


AVIO 1060Aircraft Logic Systems


AVIO 1070Aircraft Communication Systems


AVIO 1080Navigation Systems


AVIO 1090Flight Director and Autopilot Systems


Total Credit Hours: 33


Program Outcomes

1. Program graduate will competently service aircraft communication systems.
2. Program graduate will competently service aircraft sensors and indicators.
3. Program graduate will competently service auto pilot and land systems.
4. Program graduate will document all service actions on aircraft.
5. Program graduate will continue to pursue update training and professional development in their field.
6. Program graduate will sit for the GROL exams.