Aircraft Electrician

This is an entry-level pipeline program for Tinker Airforce Base. All students who successfully complete this course will be guaranteed an interview with Tinker AFB.

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About this Major

The Aircraft Electrician program focuses on teaching basic aviation electrical theory and operations. The first portion of this class is spent in the classroom learning aircraft terminology, tools and equipment, blueprint reading, and shop safety. Training then moves to hands-on applications where students complete a series of individual aircraft electrician projects designed to develop and reinforce basic skills. Projects are accomplished either at workbenches, wire routing boards, or on actual aircraft training platforms. Students will utilize technical drawings, floor equipment, and hand tools to accomplish various projects and exercises. Wire striping, pinning, connector building, harness assembly, harness routing, troubleshooting, soldering and other aircraft electrical competencies.

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

Francis Tuttle Aircraft Electrician Certification


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense require sufficient proficiency in English language to perform official duties. This course requires all students take the *Accuplacer ESL English Assessment* before the completer can be submitted for industry employment. Students can schedule to take the Accuplacer exam after they have enrolled in the class. A passing score of 90/120 is required for industry submission. If a passing score is not met, Francis Tuttle will assess and provide additional remediation training as required. Students will then be allowed to re-test for industry career placement.

At A Glance

Open To

Adult Students



Total Hours Required

160 hours


  • Approximately 10 weeks


Monday - Friday

  • 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.


  • Electrical Principles .
  • Wiring .
  • Connector Building .
  • Harness Fabrication Labs .
  • Coax Terminations .
  • Wire/Harness Repair .
  • Wire Routing/Clamp & Tie .
  • Final Project .

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Tuition: $360.00

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$17 - $20

per hour (starting range)

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies that serve airlines, general aviation, and military aircraft.

Aviation sheet metal