Aircraft Electrician

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

At A Glance

Open To

Adult Students

Campus

Rockwell Aviation Sheet Metal Lab

Total Hours Required

200

Length

  • Approximately 10 weeks

Times

Monday - Friday

  • 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Courses

  • Shop Operations and Hazards 8 hours
  • Shop and Aircraft Electrical Safety 8 hours
  • Aircraft Drawings/Schematics 40 hours
  • Aircraft Electrical Fasteners and Hardware 36 hours
  • Basic Electricity AC/DC 8 hours
  • Wire Routing/Installation and Terminations 50 hours
  • Aircraft Wiring and Soldering Practices 50 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • Francis Tuttle Aircraft Electrician Certification

Tuition & Fees

  • $1,700
  • Application Fee (Non-refundable): $15

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • n/a

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

$1,715

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$17 - $20

per hour (starting range)

Pass Rate

N/A

passing

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