Program delivery note

Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver programs this fall either fully online or in a blend of online and face to face. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

Become an aviation technology specialist at one of Canada's top colleges - 2020/2021

The Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics (Co-op) advanced diploma will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to start a career in aircraft maintenance and/or aircraft avionics maintenance.

This program will cover all aspects of aircraft maintenance including systems used in general aviation, corporate, and charter transport category aircraft as well as helicopters.

The program will also include avionics training for service, repair, and maintenance of aircraft electrical and electronic systems such as communication, navigation and data systems.

The interdisciplinary nature of this program, pairing maintenance and avionics, will provide 24 months accreditation towards a prospective Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License, six months over and above the existing Aircraft Maintenance diploma program currently approved by Transport Canada (TC-2013-08-4174).

This additional training provides opportunity for ab initio-trained Maintenance Technicians to log the appropriately required demonstrated skills in both maintenance and avionics, thereby permitting them to apply for 'M' (or Maintenance) or 'E' (Electrical or Avionics) category licensing, post apprenticeship.

This will permit graduates to apply for either 'M' or 'E' category licensing, which allows for greater scope of work and greater flexibility to move between the disciplines of Maintenance and Avionics much more fluidly. Graduates may enjoy greater job prospects due to this breadth of knowledge and interdisciplinary background.

A co-op version of this program is also available.

 

Admission Requirements - 2020/2021


This is a competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. Please see www.fanshawec.ca/hcp for details. 
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 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 Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics (Co-op) 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 Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics (Co-op) program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics (Co-op)program.

Courses

Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics(Co-op-2020/2021

Level 1
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.
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
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 3
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 4
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.

Level 5
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-1058Avionics Digital Fundamentals6
This course is designed to introduce student to Electronic Flight Instruments, including Numbering Systems, Data Conversion, Data Buses, Logic Circuits, Microprocessors, Integrated Circuits, Multiplexing, Fiber Optics, Electronic Displays, Electrostatic Sensitive Devices, Software Management Control and the general Electromagnetic Environment.
AVIA-1006Avionics Radio Theory5.5
This course is a study of the basic principles of radio transmission, reception and radio coveragetechniques used in aircraft radio systems.
AVIA-1083Aviation Electronics4.5
This course is an introduction to the theory of electronic component, circuit and servomechanism fundamentals.
AVIA-1017Aircraft Flight Instruments4
This course is a study of common aircraft flight instrument basics and their system configurations.It includes system testing maintenance procedures and practices.
AVIA-1018Aircraft Internal Communications1.5
This course is a study of common aircraft internal communication system basics and their aircraft configurations. It includes system testing and maintenance procedures and practices.

Level 6
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-1062Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems3
This course introduces student to common wireless communication systems such as, Aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitters, Aircraft VHF Communication Systems, Aircraft HF Communication Systems, Aircraft Selective Calling Systems, Aircraft ACARS Systems, Aircraft Radiotelephone Systems, and Aircraft SATCOM Systems.
AVIA-1020Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems4.5
This course is a study of common aircraft radio navigation and secondary surveillance radarsystem basics and their aircraft configurations. It includes system testing and maintenance procedures and practices.
AVIA-1063Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System3
This course introduces students to Automatic Flight Control Systems, such as, Aircraft Radar Altimeters Aircraft Weather Radars,Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems, Inertial Navigation and Automatic Flight Control Systems. GAC-21H Stability Augmentation Systems GAC-21I Aircraft Flight Management.
AVIA-1022Avionics Installations & Standard Prac.4.5
This course is a study and performance of aircraft avionic system installation procedures, practicesand regulations.
AVIA-1023Flight Line Maintenance Practices4.5
This course is a study of common aircraft avionic systems testing, trouble shooting and repairprocedures, standards and regulations.

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 12 General Education Credits -
Usually taken in Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 36 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2020/2021

Career Opportunities

This program provides twenty-four 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' or 'E' 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 licence in fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft in the M1 and M2 categories or in the E category.

More Information - 2020/2021

A Co-operative Education Program
A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Code: AVI2
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 Technology � Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics (Co-op) Advanced Diploma is a Transport Canada approved program (TC-2018-02-4248) that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to start a career in aircraft maintenance and/or  avionics maintenance. This program will cover all aspects of aircraft maintenance including systems used in general aviation, corporate, and charter transport category aircraft as well as helicopters. The program will also include avionics training for service, repair, and maintenance of aircraft electrical and electronic systems such as communication, navigation, and data systems.

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.

Co-operative Education

In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

This is a three-year Co-operative Education program. Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a Co-op Endorsed Advanced Diploma. More information about co-operative education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op

Applicants seeking a non Co-op Endorsed Advanced Diploma should apply to the Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics program, Program Code AVI1.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1. Service, test, troubleshoot and repair aircraft and systems on large or small, fixed or rotary wing aircraft in accordance with manufacturers' specified instructions, accepted aviation techniques/practices and the requirements of the Canadian aviation regulations.
2. Evaluate fixed wing and rotary aircraft structures and complete maintenance, assembly, fabrication, and structural repair work on large and small aircrafts in accordance with technical manuals, standard practices, and standards of performance and safety.
3. Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections on aircraft structural, operational, environmental, communication, navigation, surveillance, and flight guidance systems to ensure they are in proper working order and meet standards of performance and safety.
4. Remove, install, and configure airframe and avionics parts, components, and line replaceable units as part of unscheduled maintenance and out-of-phase tasks.
5. Remove, install, and configure the aircraft power plant and accessories on both turbine and piston engines.
6. Remove, install, configure, test, and evaluate function and operation of instrument, communication, navigation, surveillance, and flight guidance systems.
7. Diagnose malfunctions and defects in aircraft systems, avionics systems, and related components using technical manuals, drawings, wiring diagrams, engineering orders, and standards of performance and safety.
8. Evaluate component wear and fatigue using appropriate measuring devices to determine necessary repair or replacement tasks in order to maintain the aircraft’s airworthiness and safety.
9. Complete airworthiness directives, manufacturers' service bulletin, and engineering modification tasks on aircraft systems, avionics systems, and structures.
10. Dismantle and reassemble airframes, aircraft engines, and electrical and electronic systems for repair and overhaul.
11. Interpret written instructions, schematics, manufacturers' specifications, technical drawings, manuals, and computer-based information 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. Perform all work in accordance with health and safety regulations, manufacturers' specifications, and Transport Canada guidelines.
14. Evaluate, modify and implement quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.

Program Details

More details

Canadian Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London - Airport
Closed
2020 September
Blended Delivery - London
Waitlisted

International Students

Start Dates
Locations
Availability
2019 September
London - Airport
Closed
2020 September
Blended Delivery - London
Closed
Program Code
AVI2

Program Coordinator:

Tim Anderson

Delivery
Co-op
Day Time
Full-Time
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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