Update: The Biomedical Technology and Research program’s open house for Thursday, Feb. 15, has been cancelled. For more information about the program, visit thetechcenter.org.
Kent ISD — Two Kent Career Tech Center satellite programs — aviation electronics and maintenance and biomedical research and technology — will host open houses this month
The Aviation Electronics and Maintenance Program open house is from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the Tech Center hangar at 4958 Van Laar Drive SE, adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport
The Biomedical Technology & Research Program open house is from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Grand Valley State University’s Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan St. NE. The event is on the fourth floor in room 447. Free parking for the open house is on the east side of the building at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Michigan Street.
More About Both Programs
Aviation electronics students learn about navigation, communication and instrument systems used in technologically advanced aircraft, along with the electronic components used to make flight recorders — also called black boxes — work. Students also learn how electronics systems function, how pilots use them to fly aircraft and how air traffic controllers rely on those systems to control the flow of traffic.
The aviation electronics course prepares students for the aircraft electronics technician certification offered by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies.
In aviation maintenance technology, students learn about aviation basics, how to start and taxi a single-engine aircraft, operate turbine engines, hydraulic systems and prepare for national certifications in foreign object elimination and aerospace/aircraft assemblers.
Biomedical technology professionals use a combination of biology, medicine and technology to improve medical science, medical equipment and the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
Students in the biomedical technology program have the opportunity to work in a GVSU lab and explore cell structure and function by re-engineering cells to stop a simulated outbreak. Students also will isolate DNA and study new technologies in genetics using electrophoresis as well as microorganisms for pharmaceutical use.
Successful completion of the course is equivalent to completing freshman biology at GVSU.
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