Avionics Technology

Fall 2017 start: applications open on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Two-year diploma
  • Fall start
  • High industry demand

Program Description

The Avionics Technology program offers the student the knowledge and skills required to start a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) "E". As an "E" licensed AME, you will be responsible for the servicing and repair ofVideo Avionics Technology aircraft electrical and electronic systems. An "E" licensed aircraft maintenance engineer will maintain and repair the aircraft communication, navigation and data systems. The Avionic Technology program covers all the aspects of aircraft avionics systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter, transport category aircraft, and helicopters.

The program is four semesters in length with a break between semesters two and three. All classes are scheduled at the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology, located at the Calgary International Airport.

Some of the courses in this program are web-based and will require the students to access information from the Internet. These courses are delivered in one of the two computer labs available at the Art Smith Aero Centre. Students are not required to purchase a laptop for this program.

Your Career

Graduates find work as avionics technicians and technologists.

Student Success

  • Most successful students spend approximately two hours each day doing homework and review, with additional study required to prepare for exams.

  • The material is presented at a fairly rapid rate so for the greatest level of success, students must be present and take responsibility for their learning experience.

  • Students must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.

  • Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT's programs.