Associate of Applied Science

Electronic Engineering Technology: Avionics

65 Credits
  • Build the technical foundation needed for a career in electronic engineering
  • Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Airplane control panel

Futureproof Degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology

The electronic engineering technology associate degree in avionics gives students the necessary and highly-demanded technical foundation needed for this field. Is electronic engineering a career you are considering? Our program will allow you to pursue the field for the first time, build upon your previous education, or give you the opportunity to move on to a bachelor’s level degree in engineering. Many Vaughn associate students in the avionics program move on to our bachelor’s level degrees in avionics and other areas of engineering.

Avionics encompasses electronic communication, navigation, radar, surveillance and flight control systems. These systems have all become more complex, integrated and computer-controlled, and our students are taught to be adaptive problem-solvers―all with the knowledge and experience to manage them.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
89% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*


The demand for avionics technicians to service and maintain electronic communication, navigation, surveillance and flight control systems is increasing thus placing electronic engineering technology careers in high-demand. Our courses are designed so that students will develop the skills needed to be successful in this field.

Starting from the fundamentals of electrical engineering and avionics, our curriculum will take you through the study of aircraft and electronic systems that are defining the future of avionics technology. Prepare yourself for an avionics technician degree with courses designed to teach you avionics and electronics design, development, installation, maintenance and repair.

  • Aircraft Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Pulse Systems
  • Engineering Graphics with Computer-aided Design/Solid Edge
  • Electrical Circuits
  • FCC License Review
  • Radar Systems


Electronic engineering technology careers are high in demand. Many of our graduates have become successful system engineers, integrated computer control engineers, electronic communications engineers and control system engineers. Additionally, the average electronic engineering technology salary is desirable to many students who specifically pursue the avionics field.

Because of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools used in the avionics engineering program, Vaughn students have had the opportunity to find internships at prestigious companies such as Safe Flight Instrument, Piedmont Airlines, Magellan Aerospace, and Microsoft, among others.

50% increase in students participating in internships since 2009
70% of Vaughn students get paid internships††
More than 164 companies have recruited on campus last year


  • L3Harris Technologies (formerly Harris Corporation)
  • jetBlue Airways
  • Magellan Aerospace
  • MTA New York City Transit
  • Safe Flight Instrument Corporation


  • American Dynamics
  • Atlas Air
  • Disney College Program
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • FAA (Enterprise Data and Messaging Engineering Team)
  • FAA (Tech Center)
  • Federal Express
  • Flight Safety International
  • General Electric
  • International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • NASA
  • NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)
  • Navair (Naval Air Systems Command)
  • NBC
  • NYU Engineering Summer Research
  • Rashid Petroleum Company
  • Sikorsky Helicopters
  • Textron Aviation
  • United Airlines
  • Venture Aerobearings
  • Watertown Airport


†† A reported 75 percent of student internships for the 2014-2015 academic year were paid (42 paid internships out of 56 reported).
*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 304 graduates in 2019. 168 reported an outcome for a 55% response rate. The 2019 graduate class includes September 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 graduates.