Work on the internal systems of aircraft, including radar, radio, navigation and more. Skills can be applied to both civilian and military settings.
Make a Difference
A Typical Day
- Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies.
- Keep records of maintenance and repair work.
- Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies.
- Install electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft.
- Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems.
Post-secondary certificate or Associate’s degree
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Northwest Lower Michigan
Aviation Degrees and Certificates
Elsewhere in Michigan
Avionics Maintenance Technician -
Explore This Career
Try it before you buy it!
To see if this is right for you, try spending some time around planes. There are several flying groups in the area that you can visit and talk with other people in the field.
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Once you turn 16, you can start working towards becoming a pilot, and gain hands-on experience with planes.
Attend a 2-year program to get the credentials you need! NMC offers an Aviation Degree as well as certificate programs.
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist, Aircraft Technician, Aviation Electrical Technician, Aviation Electronics Technician, Avionics Electronics Technician