Academic Catalogs

Avionics, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_AMAV
Control Number: 40077

The Avionics program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as installation, maintenance, and repair technicians for avionic equipment in private, corporate, and commercial aircraft.

The aircraft industry is quickly evolving its level of sophisticated navigational and communications systems to include microprocessor-based systems in all areas of the airframe. This requires a new competent work force capable in the state-of-the-art technology of the future.

This two-semester certificate program combines theory and laboratory practices with hands-on application in actual aircraft. Upon completion, the student will be ready for employment in this fast growing and exciting field.

Program Outcomes

  1. Have the necessary skills and training for Avionics proficiency which may be required for employment.
  2. Be able to improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment. All qualification training and tests are prescribed and follow the guide of the Federal Aviation.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
AMT A151 General Electricity - FAA 3
AMT A182 Avionics Installation Practices 4
AMT A188 G.R.O.L. and Avionics Rules and Regulations 1.5
AMT A181 Airframe Communication and Navigation Systems - FAA 2
AMT A180 Airframe and Powerplant Instrumentation FAA 2.5
AMT A184 Avionics Installations and Troubleshooting 4
 Total Units17