The Avionics Technicians Association (ATA) has partnered with UCF Continuing Education in offering a three-month, 72-hour, training program to prepare individuals for certification to work in the aviation industry. The Avionics Technician Program (ATP) focuses on teaching the proper techniques for installation of electronic equipment for navigation and communication systems of an aircraft.
The program will cover topics such as:
- Electronic navigation instruments and communication
- Technical education
- Aviation safety
- Quality control
- Human factor
- The newest aviation technology known as NextGen
Effective January 1, 2020, all aircraft must be equipped with the NextGen ADS-B technology to be compliant with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. This training program is designed to meet the needs of the aviation industry while developing local talent for jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, avionics technicians earn a median salary of $58,540 up to $87,570.
Training includes reviews and tests for two of the most important licenses of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and one-year membership in the Avionics Technician Association.