Aviation Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technician

Nothing gets higher tech than this - really. Aviation Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technicians help install, maintain and test power equipment and systems, telecommunication, broadcast, recording and audiovisual systems, microelectronic systems and circuits, computers and computer systems and networks for the aviation and aerospace industries. In short, if it's got a wire or an electrical pulse and it has to fly, you're on the job. This career is as broad as it is fascinating, and can lead you to a world of on-going challenges and technological evolutions in terms of integrated navigation systems, on-board training or tracking systems, sensors, radars, communication and sophisticated broadcast technology. If you're searching for a high tech career that can lead you to the stars, you might want to explore the endless possibilities of becoming an Aviation Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technician.


Once you have completed high school, you must complete a college training program in aircraft maintenance and avionics to become an Aviation Electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technician. See the College and University section for more information.


Airlines, repair and overhaul organizations and aviation maintenance companies all need well-trained and highly motivated Aviation electrical/Electronic/Instrument Component Technicians. Additional opportunities also exist in the military, research and testing facilities as well as in aerospace organizations. The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) can also certify you*.