Enter the exciting world of aviation repair - 2020/2021

This one-year Ontario College Certificate prepares students to repair, overhaul, and modify commercial aircraft in accordance with high standards of aviation safety. The hands-on, project-based curriculum in this program provides students with technical training for material and component assembly, fabrication, manufacturing, and repair.

This is a Transport Canada-approved program (TC-2019-09-4268) that will allow eligible graduates to receive 10 months towards a Transport Canada-issued Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) License, Category S. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations.

 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021

Admission Requirements

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
OR
Equivalent as assessed by the College

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 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 Aircraft Structural Repair Technician program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Aircraft Structural Repair Technician  program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Aircraft Structural Repair Technician program.

Courses

Aircraft Structural Repair Technician-2020/2021

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-1072Shop Management & Safety2
This course is an introduction to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) category S 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-1073Technical Drawings/Information4
In this course, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to read and interpret aircraft schematics and technical drawings. They will use schematics, technical drawings, and manufacturers' publications and standard to identify fixed and rotary wing aircraft components and systems, assess damaged aircraft structures, and prepare damage reports. Students will also generate shop sketches, fastener layouts, and paperwork rectification statements.
AVIA-1074Mechanics of Flight3
This course involves the study of the fundamental aerodynamic principles governing flight of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Emphasis is on the devices and components used for aircraft control and flight performance.
AVIA-1075Aircraft Structures4
This course involves the study of aircraft structures and materials maintenance, including the types of hardware used in the construction of modern aircraft as well as structural repair techniques and modifications.
MTNC-1029Repairs 110.5
In this course, students will use industry repair manuals to identify the appropriate procedures to use to perform repairs on the sheet metal structural components used in aircraft construction. In the laboratory, students will practice and develop their riveting skills, install and remove fasteners, and perform layout procedures and bend calculations. They will also complete repair processes such as countersinking, dimpling, and micro-shaving.
MATH-1215Mathematics for Aircraft Maintenance2
This course involves the study of technical mathematics as it applies to aircraft structural repair work. Students will take measurements and perform calculations to solve applied problems, including bends, weight and balance, centre of gravity, ratios, and trigonometry.
AVIA-1076General Hand Tools2
In this course, students will implement or practice shop safety practices using the hand tools used for aircraft structural repairs, including precision measuring instruments.
MATS-1031Composites 12
This course introduces the student to the modern composite materials and processes used to manufacture and repair aircraft structural components. Shop safety and materials handling guidelines are emphasized.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-1077Aircraft Systems3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of various aircraft systems, including their operation and applicable service and maintenance tasks. Topics include fluid lines, aircraft cable construction, ice and rain protection, hydraulic systems, landing gear systems, fire protection and propulsion systems.
MTNC-1030Repairs 29
This course will build on students' knowledge and skills for performing aircraft structural repairs, including such topics as, spar and bulkhead repair. In addition, students will learn control surface repair, wood and fabric repair, corrosion treatment and control, advanced fasteners and the use of jigs. Most repairs will involve forming aluminium alloy from flat stock.
AVIA-1078Plastics & Sealants2
In this course, students will identify and apply the methods for manufacturing and repairing aircraft plexiglass components and for applying sealants.
AVIA-1079Non-Destructive Testing2
The students will research the types of non-destructive testing methods used by the aircraft industry and identify the advantages, disadvantages, and procedures for each NDT method. This course will emphasize Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Visual, and Radiographic inspection procedures.
MATS-1032Metallurgy & Heat Treating Processes2
Metallurgy is the study of metals, their properties, and, in relation to aircraft, their structural applications. This course will involve the examination of topics such as ferrous and non-ferrous metal, heat treatment processes for steel and aluminium alloys, and mechanical properties, including hardness. In this course, students will identify how to apply different heat-treating processes for improving metals for aircraft structural use.
LAWS-1081Canadian Aviation Regulations2
In this course, students will be introduced to the various sections of Transport Canada's Aviation Regulations (CARs). Topics include applicable regulations, technical records, aeronautical publications and paperwork forms for the aviation industry.
MATS-1033Composites 25.5
This course builds on students' knowledge of composite materials and the repair of composite aircraft parts. Students will build and repair aircraft structural components using advanced composite materials, manufacturing techniques, and repair methods.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 14 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2020/2021

Career Opportunities

This is a Transport Canada-approved program (TC-2019-09-4268) that will allow eligible graduates to receive 10 months towards a Transport Canada-issued Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) License, Category S.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations.

More Information - 2020/2021

A One-Year Ontario College Certificate Program
Program Code: ASR1
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

This one-year Ontario College Certificate prepares students to repair, overhaul, and modify commercial aircraft in accordance with high standards of aviation safety. The hands-on, project-based curriculum in this program provides students with technical training for material and component assembly, fabrication, manufacturing, and repair.

This is a Transport Canada-approved program (TC-2019-09-4268) that will allow eligible  graduates to receive 10 months towards a Transport Canada-issued Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) License, Category S. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul organizations.

Other Information

  • To receive a Transport Canada Accredited Certificate, 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 Certificate from Fanshawe College, pending successful completion of all other requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Complete minor and major maintenance, assembly, fabrication, and structural repair work on large or small, fixed or rotary wing aircraft using the appropriate tools and equipment;
  2. Diagnose malfunctions and defects or other problems in metallic and composite structures, instruments, and related components using technical manuals, drawings, blueprints, engineering orders, and standards of performance and safety;
  3. Complete airworthiness directives, manufacturers' service bulletin, and engineering modification tasks on aircraft systems and metallic and composite structures;
  4. Dismantle and reassemble airframes for repair and overhaul;
  5. Evaluate the structural integrity of airframes prior to and during disassembly to prevent further damage to the airframe;
  6. Design and generate damage reports, shop sketches and rectification statements and use design criteria to generate damage repair schemes;
  7. Identify and employ modern manufacturing techniques with advanced composite and sheet metal structures;
  8. Perform weight and balance calculations to ensure accurate aircraft information is available for flight and loading;
  9. Interpret written instructions, schematics, manufacturers' specifications, technical drawings, manuals, and computer-based information while performing routine and unscheduled tasks;
  10. Maintain detailed inspection, repair, maintenance, and certification records and reports to meet industry regulations and logbook requirements;
  11. Perform all work in accordance with health and safety regulations, manufacturers' specifications, Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada guidelines, and company practices, policies, and procedures.

Program Pathways

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

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability

Full Time Offerings

2021 September
London - Airport
Open

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2021 September
London - Airport
Open
Program Code
ASR1
Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Certificate
Duration
32 weeks

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