• Overview - 2016/2017

    The electronic communication and navigation system is the heart of all aircraft. They are vital to the safety and success of all flights, no matter the journey or destination. Specializing in repairing and maintaining these systems is a vital piece of the aviation industry that produces rewarding and in-demand careers. 

    With the Transport Canada approved Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program, you’ll learn to become a vital and specialized member of the aviation team. You’ll learn about all aspects of aircraft avionics systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter transport category aircraft, and helicopters. Along with developing cutting-edge computer and electronic systems skills, you’ll also study aerodynamics, safety and flight control systems. As well, with aircraft constantly evolving and improving, you’ll have opportunities to adapt and upgrade your skills and you progress through the program, embarking on a life-long learning journey.

    When you graduate, you'll be prepared for an exciting career with Canadian and international avionics-approved shops and aircraft manufacturing companies.

    "The Avionics program at Fanshawe College introduced me to a whole new perspective on the industry, giving me a new respect for the responsibilities taken on by AMEs, and I can't wait to count myself as one of them."

    Philip Anderson
    13F Avionics

    Program Coordinator:

    James Mallory
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x6383
    Email: jmallory@fanshawec.ca

  • Admission Requirements - 2016/2017

    OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
    - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years 
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 12 Transportation Technology (C)
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • It is recommended that students in the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program take a Technical or Apprenticeship Mathematics course within the ACE program.

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program.  
  • Courses

    Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance-2016/2017

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1002Avionics & WHMIS-Intro2.5
    AVIA-1003Avionics Electrical Fundamentals10.5
    AVIA-1004Avionics Electronic Fundamentals7.5
    MATH-1180Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance2
    PHYS-1038Physics for Avionics Maintenance4

    Level 2Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1005Avionics Digital Fundamentals7.5
    AVIA-1006Avionics Radio Theory5.5
    AVIA-1007Aviation Maintenance Practices6
    AVIA-1008Aircraft Aerodynamics3
    AVIA-1009Aircraft Structures3

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1010Aircraft Materials & Hardware2.5
    AVIA-1011Aircraft Electrical Power4.5
    AVIA-1012Aircraft Propulsion1.5
    AVIA-1013Aircraft Engine Instruments3
    AVIA-1014Aircraft Fuels Systems1.5
    AVIA-1015Aircraft Hyd/Pneumatic/Landing Gear Syst3
    AVIA-1016Aircraft Environmental/Safety Systems3
    AVIA-1017Aircraft Flight Instruments4
    AVIA-1018Aircraft Internal Communications1.5

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1019Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems4.5
    AVIA-1020Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems4.5
    AVIA-1021Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System4
    AVIA-1022Avionics Installations & Standard Prac.4.5
    AVIA-1023Flight Line Maintenance Practices4.5

    Gen Ed - Electives
    Take 9 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Levels
    2, 3 and 4

    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 27 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program



    AVIA-1002 -  Avionics & WHMIS-Intro
    This course is an introduction to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category E License.It outlines the requirements and processes as well as the roles and responsibilities of the AME.This course also introduces the students to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System as it applies to the field of aircraft maintenance. The students will also obtain theCanadian Restricted Operator's Certificate with the Aeronautical Designation.

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    AVIA-1003 -  Avionics Electrical Fundamentals
    This course is a comprehensive introduction to basic electrical theory and components used in aviation. Students will gain a familiarity with electrical equipment construction and operation, and its application in industry. The program contains a good balance of theory and practical considerations.

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    AVIA-1004 -  Avionics Electronic Fundamentals
    This course is an introduction to the theory of electronic component, circuit and servomechanism fundamentals.

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    AVIA-1005 -  Avionics Digital Fundamentals
    This course is the study of basic digital concepts and techniques used in aircraft avionic,instrument and entertainment systems.

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    AVIA-1006 -  Avionics Radio Theory
    This course is a study of the basic principles of radio transmission, reception and radio coveragetechniques used in aircraft radio systems.

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    AVIA-1007 -  Aviation Maintenance Practices
    This course is the study of basic maintenance workshop safety and practices. It includeshands on practice with the identification and safe and proper use of common industry tools,electrical cables, electrical connectors and literature.

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    AVIA-1008 -  Aircraft Aerodynamics
    This course is the study of the atmosphere and its effects on aerodynamics, theory of flight, stability and dynamics of both fixed wing and helicopter aircraft.

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    AVIA-1009 -  Aircraft Structures
    This course is the study of basic concepts of aircraft structure and materials maintenance.It includes hands on practice in minor structural repair and modifications as it appliesto the AME Cat. E. job scope.

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    AVIA-1010 -  Aircraft Materials & Hardware
    This course is the study of industry standards in the classification and use of common aircraft wire, connectors, control and protection devices, and hardware.

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    AVIA-1011 -  Aircraft Electrical Power
    This course is the study of basic aircraft power and lighting distribution concepts and maintenance practices.

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    AVIA-1012 -  Aircraft Propulsion
    This course is the study of aircraft propulsion systems fundamentals.

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    AVIA-1013 -  Aircraft Engine Instruments
    This course is the study of basic engine and aircraft system monitoring and indicating concepts, methods and maintenance practices.

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    AVIA-1014 -  Aircraft Fuels Systems
    This course is the study of aircraft fuel control, holding and indicating systems fundamentals.

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    AVIA-1015 -  Aircraft Hyd/Pneumatic/Landing Gear Syst
    This course is the study of aircraft hydraulic, pneumatic and landing gear system basics with emphasison the system electrical and electronic components.

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    AVIA-1016 -  Aircraft Environmental/Safety Systems
    This course is the study of aircraft environmental control and aircraft safety systems basics withemphasis on the electrical and electronic system components.

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    AVIA-1017 -  Aircraft Flight Instruments
    This course is a study of common aircraft flight instrument basics and their system configurations.It includes system testing maintenance procedures and practices.

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    AVIA-1018 -  Aircraft Internal Communications
    This course is a study of common aircraft internal communication system basics and their aircraftconfigurations. It includes system testing and maintenance procedures and practices.

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    AVIA-1019 -  Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems
    This course is the study of aircraft outgoing communication system fundamentals and aircraft configurations.

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    AVIA-1020 -  Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems
    This course is a study of common aircraft radio navigation and secondary surveillance radar systembasics and their aircraft configurations. It includes system testing and maintenance procedures and practices.

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    AVIA-1021 -  Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System
    This course is a study of aircraft AFCS, SAS, FMS, INS, GPS, EGPWS, RADALT, TCAS and WX Radar system basics and their aircraft configurations. It includes system testing, maintenance procedures and practices.

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    AVIA-1022 -  Avionics Installations & Standard Prac.
    This course is a study and performance of aircraft avionic system installation procedures, practices andregulations.

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    AVIA-1023 -  Flight Line Maintenance Practices
    This course is a study of common aircraft avionic systems testing, trouble shooting and repairprocedures, standards and regulations.

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    MATH-1180 -  Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance
    This course is the study of basic technical math in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry used in the field of aircraft maintenance.

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    PHYS-1038 -  Physics for Avionics Maintenance
    This course is a study of basic physics concepts and laws in the areas of matter, mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, waves, motion and sound as they apply to aircraft and aircraft maintenance.

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  • Careers - 2016/2017

    Career Opportunities

    This program provides 18 months of Approved Basic Training credit towards the 48 months experience required to obtain a Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license in the 'E' Category, and prepares the students for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing organizations.

  • More Information - 2016/2017

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: AVM1
    Campus Code: LCA (LCA - London Campus Airport)
    September Admission
    18 week terms

    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Program Description

    The Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance program is a Transport Canada approved program (2011-08-4128) that provides the knowledge and skills required to start a career in aircraft avionics maintenance, which is responsible for servicing, repair and maintenance of aircraft electrical and electronics systems such as communication, navigation and data systems. This program covers all aspects of aircraft avionics systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter transport category aircraft and helicopters.

    Other Information

    • To receive a Transport Canada Accredited Diploma, students must achieve a minimum of 70% in theory in each and every course, 70% in practical in each and every course and 95% attendance for the entire program. Students who fail to meet these requirements may still receive an Ontario College Diploma from Fanshawe College, pending successful completion of all other requirements.

    Contact

    Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology: 519-452-4430 ext. 6370
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

    1. Apply the current regulatory requirements to the safety and airworthiness of aircraft.

    2. Perform major and minor maintenance tasks on airframes and engines.

    3. Install and maintain aircraft electrical systems.

    4. Install and maintain aircraft instrument systems.

    5. Install and maintain aircraft avionic and flight control systems.

    6. Apply the principles and practices of aircraft maintenance engineer category “E” to all work situations.

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