• Overview - 2019/2020

    Aircraft safety is the most important aspect of the aviation industry. As an aviation technician, you will be a valued and vital part of the aircraft maintenance technician team responsible for ensuring that safety.

    As one of the top aircraft maintenance engineering colleges in Canada, the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology offers aviation maintenance training for anyone aspiring for a career as an aircraft maintenance technician. Students in this Transport Canada-approved program will learn all aspects of aircraft systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter transport category aircraft and helicopters.

    Your aviation maintenance technician training will help develop cutting-edge computer and electronic systems skills; you will also study propellers, aviation regulations, wing aerodynamics and more. With aircraft constantly evolving and improving, you will have opportunities to adapt and upgrade your skills as you progress through the program and embark on a life-long learning journey.

    Aviation Maintenance Careers

    When you graduate, you'll be prepared for a career with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing organizations. As well, you'll be able to pursue your license in fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft in either the M1 or M2 categories.

    With the Aviation Technician program you'll be exposed to the many of the diverse options and opportunities available in the aircraft industry. The path you choose will be up to you.

    A Co-op version of this program is also available

    Testimonials

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    Nick Hazenberg
    2017 graduate, Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance. Working at: Air Tindi Ltd., Yellowknife, NWT

    Fanshawe did a really great job at preparing me for the industry by having great hands-on experience and awesome professors. The variety of aircraft Fanshawe has is a great way to learn different techniques on how to fix aircraft by providing all sorts of different scenarios and what you may encounter when you go out into the field.

     

    Program coordinator:

    Tim Anderson
    Phone: 519-452-4430 x6380

  • Admission Requirements - 2019/2020

    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) Academic 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. SDS Program Requirements. 
    • 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
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, 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
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

    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 – Aircraft 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 – Aircraft Maintenance program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance program.
  • Courses

    Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance-2019/2020

    Level 1Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1064Shop Safety & Aircraft Tools3
    This course is an introduction to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) category M license. It outlines the regulations, requirements and processes as well as the roles and responsibilities of the AME in the shop/hangar environment. The course also provides study of general tools and tools specific to aviation and how they are safely used on the materials of the aircraft industry.
    AVIA-1025Aircraft Corrosion Control3
    This course is the study of the materials of modern aircraft and the processes involved in protecting them from their environment.
    AVIA-1050Fixed Wing Aerodynamics4.5
    This course is the study of basic aerodynamic principles used in aircraft. It is designed for a fullunderstanding of the devices and components used for aircraft control and flight performance.
    AVIA-1065Aircraft Reciprocating Engines6
    This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft reciprocating engines and their systems.
    AVIA-1052Aircraft Propellers1.5
    This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft propellers and their systems.
    AVIA-1030Aircraft DC Electrical Systems4.5
    This course is a comprehensive introduction to basic electrical theory and components used in aircraft direct current (DC) systems. Students will gain a familiarity with electrical equipment construction and operation, and its application in industry.

    Level 2Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1031Aircraft Metallic Structure & Metallurgy6
    This course is the study of basic maintenance workshop safety and practices. It includes hands onpractice with the identification and safe and proper use of common industry tools as used in sheet metal repair.
    AVIA-1066Hydraulic Controls/Emergency Equipment6
    This course is a comprehensive study of several of the systems found on modern aircraft. Students will gain a familiarity with the systems, their components and their operation in preparation for the next steps in maintenance.
    AVIA-1033Canadian Aviation Regulations1.5
    This course is a continuation of the study of the regulations as they affect the role of the AME andmaintain safety.
    AVIA-1035Rotary Wing Aerodynamics4.5
    This course is the study of basic aerodynamic principles used in aircraft. It is designed for a better understanding of the devices and components used for rotary wing aircraft control and performance.
    AVIA-1036Aircraft AC Electrical Systems4.5
    This course is a comprehensive introduction to basic electrical theory and components used in aviation Alternating Current (AC) systems. Students will gain a familiarity with electrical equipment construction and operation, and its application in industry.

    Level 3Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1038Aircraft Materials/Hardware3
    This course is the study of industry standards in the classification and use of common aircraft wire, connectors, control and protection devices, and hardware.
    AVIA-1039Aircraft Non-Metallic Structure & Comp6
    This course is the study of basic composite workshop safety and practices. It includes hands on practice with the identification and safe and proper use of common industry tools.
    AVIA-1068Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines4.5
    This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft turbine engines and their systems.
    AVIA-1041Aircraft Water, Fuel & Ignition Systems4.5
    This course is a continuation of the study of several of the systems found on modern aircraft. Students will gain a familiarity with the systems, their components and their operation in preparation for the next steps in maintenance.
    AVIA-1042Aircraft Airframe Electrical Systems4.5
    This course is a continuation of the comprehensive study of electrical systems with a focus on actual aircraft systems and their operation.

    Level 4Credits
    Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    AVIA-1067AMO Management: Records & Inspections4.5
    This course is a continuation of the study of the regulations as they affect the role of the AME working on Canadian registered aircraft and in an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO).
    AVIA-1069Maintenance Techniques4.5
    This course is a study of fault isolation in systems found on modern aircraft. Students will hone their familiarity with the systems and apply their systems knowledge to determine the factors affecting the proper operation of aircraft systems.
    AVIA-1045Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance4.5
    This course is a study of the maintenance requirements for turbine engines and their fuel systems.
    AVIA-1046Aircraft Starting & Indications4.5
    This course is a continuation of the study of several of the systems found on modern aircraft.Students will gain a familiarity with the systems, their components and their operation in preparation for the next steps in maintenance.
    AVIA-1070Avionics-Intro4.5
    This course is an introduction to the field of avionics instruments as applicable to the M category AME.

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

    Program Residency
    Students must complete a minimum of 25 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and Graduate from this program

  • Careers - 2019/2020

    Career Opportunities

    This program provides eighteen months of Approved Basic Training credit towards the forty-eight months experience required to obtain a Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license in the 'M' Category, and prepares the students for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing organizations.  Upon graduation the student will be able to follow a career path that will allow them to pursue their license in fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft in the M1 and M2 categories.
  • More Information - 2019/2020

    A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
    Program Code: AAM3
    Campus Code: LCA (LCA - London Campus Airport)
    September Admission
    16 week terms
    Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates

    Contact

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

    Program Description

    The Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program is a Transport Canada approved program (TC-2013-08-4174) that provides the knowledge and skills required to start a career in fixed wing and helicopter maintenance. This program covers all aspects of aircraft maintenance; including systems used in general and corporate aviation, charter aircraft, and 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.
    Learning Outcomes 

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
    1. Inspect and service aircraft systems on large or small, fixed or rotary wing aircraft utilizing current and relevant theories of aerodynamics; aircraft; and mechanical, electrical, electronic, and engineering principles.
    2. Inspect, test, troubleshoot, service, repair and overhaul aircraft in a manner that ensures adherence to Canadian aviation and company regulations of aircraft safety and airworthiness.
    3. Evaluate fixed wing and rotary aircraft structures including transparencies, materials and fasteners, furnishings and fabric coverings, and lines and conduits, to complete maintenance, assembly, fabrication and repair work on large and small aircraft.
    4. Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections on aircraft systems, structures, instruments, and related components to ensure they are in proper working order and meet standards of performance and safety.
    5. Install aircraft engines, parts, components and structures as part of routine and unscheduled maintenance and replacement tasks.
    6. Diagnose malfunctions or other problems in aircraft systems, structures, instruments, and related components using technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, and standards of performance and safety.
    7. Complete structural and non-structural repairs and modifications by following applicable procedures and safety precautions, and meeting industry standards.
    8. Perform component wear and fatigue analysis using appropriate measuring devices to determine necessary repair or replacement tasks in order to maintain the aircraft's airworthiness and safety.
    9. Perform service, maintenance, repair, reconditioning, and modification procedures on aircraft systems, structures, instruments, and related components to maintain aircraft safety and airworthiness.
    10. Dismantle airframes, aircraft engines and other systems for repair and overhaul.
    11. Interpret written instructions, schematics, manufacturer's specifications, technical drawings, manuals, and computer based information correctly, effectively, and efficiently while performing routine and unscheduled tasks.
    12. Maintain detailed inspection, repair, maintenance, and certification records and reports to meet industry regulations and logbook requirements.
    13. Complete all work in a manner that enhances health, wellness, and personal wellbeing; reduces the risk of occupational and workplace injury; meets relation health, safety and environmental legislation; and conforms to occupational health and safety guidelines.

    Program Pathways

    For information about Program Pathways visit www.fanshawec.ca/programpathways.
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