Become an aviation technology specialist at one of Canada's top colleges - 2021/2022
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.
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
|This is a competitive program; the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. Please see www.fanshawec.ca/hcp for details.|
Admission RequirementsOSSD 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)
Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)
Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate
Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND:
- Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
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 CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- 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)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
- 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.
Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics(Co-op-2021/2022
|AVIA-1064||Shop Safety & Aircraft Tools||3|
|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-1025||Aircraft Corrosion Control||3|
|This course is the study of the materials of modern aircraft and the processes involved in protecting them from their environment.|
|AVIA-1050||Fixed Wing Aerodynamics||4.5|
|This course is the study of basic aerodynamic principles used in aircraft. It is designed for a full understanding of the devices and components used for aircraft control and flight performance.|
|AVIA-1065||Aircraft Reciprocating Engines||6|
|This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft reciprocating engines and their systems.|
|This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft propellers and their systems.|
|AVIA-1030||Aircraft DC Electrical Systems||4.5|
|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-1020||Co-operative Education Employment Prep||1|
|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.|
|AVIA-1031||Aircraft Metallic Structure & Metallurgy||6|
|This course is the study of basic maintenance workshop safety and practices. It includes hands on practice with the identification and safe and proper use of common industry tools as used in sheet metal repair.|
|AVIA-1066||Hydraulic Controls/Emergency Equipment||6|
|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-1033||Canadian Aviation Regulations||1.5|
|This course is a continuation of the study of the regulations as they affect the role of the AME andmaintain safety.|
|AVIA-1035||Rotary Wing Aerodynamics||4.5|
|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-1036||Aircraft AC Electrical Systems||4.5|
|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.|
|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-1039||Aircraft Non-Metallic Structure & Comp||6|
|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-1068||Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines||4.5|
|This course is the comprehensive study of aircraft turbine engines and their systems.|
|AVIA-1041||Aircraft Water, Fuel & Ignition Systems||4.5|
|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-1042||Aircraft Airframe Electrical Systems||4.5|
|This course is a continuation of the comprehensive study of electrical systems with a focus on actual aircraft systems and their operation.|
|AVIA-1067||AMO Management: Records & Inspections||4.5|
|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).|
|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-1045||Aircraft Turbine Engine Maintenance||4.5|
|This course is a study of the maintenance requirements for turbine engines and their fuel systems.|
|AVIA-1046||Aircraft Starting & Indications||4.5|
|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.|
|This course is an introduction to the field of avionics instruments as applicable to the M category AME.|
|AVIA-1058||Avionics Digital Fundamentals||6|
|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-1006||Avionics Radio Theory||5.5|
|This course is a study of the basic principles of radio transmission, reception and radio coveragetechniques used in aircraft radio systems.|
|This course is an introduction to the theory of electronic component, circuit and servomechanism fundamentals.|
|AVIA-1017||Aircraft Flight Instruments||4|
|This course is a study of common aircraft flight instrument basics and their system configurations.It includes system testing maintenance procedures and practices.|
|AVIA-1018||Aircraft Internal Communications||1.5|
|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.|
|AVIA-1062||Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems||3|
|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-1020||Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems||4.5|
|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-1063||Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System||3|
|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-1022||Avionics Installations & Standard Prac.||4.5|
|This course is a study and performance of aircraft avionic system installation procedures, practicesand regulations.|
|AVIA-1023||Flight Line Maintenance Practices||4.5|
|This course is a study of common aircraft avionic systems testing, trouble shooting and repairprocedures, standards and regulations.|
Careers - 2021/2022
Career OpportunitiesThis 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 - 2021/2022
A Three-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus Code: LCA (LCA - London Campus Airport)
16 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactNorton Wolf School of Aviation Technology: 519-452-4430 ext. 6370
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 InformationTo 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 EducationIn 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.
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 DetailsMore details
2021/2022 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2021/22 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2021, Jan. 2022 and May 2022 start dates through ontariocolleges.ca.
Full Time Offerings
- The Board of Governors of Fanshawe College is seeking applications for membership to fill three vacancies on the Board commencing September 1, 2021.
- Fanshawe's St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus encourages adult learners to consider educational options this fall.