Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Accredited Aircraft Technician Training Offered at Centennial College

When taking aircraft technician training, you want to ensure that the program you attend offers respected accreditations. At Centennial College, the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance program holds Transport Canada (TC) accreditation, which is provided to graduates who meet attendance requirements, project completion requirements and attain 70 percent in each course. In addition to an Ontario College diploma, successful graduates that meet the accreditation requirements are eligible for an 18-month experience credit and technical examination credit towards the regulatory requirements for issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence. The program also holds the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace accreditation and recognition towards meeting the basic training requirements for CCAA occupational trade certification as an avionics maintenance technician. Lastly, qualified graduates may also be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities. These partnerships may allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study. The aviation technician training program’s partner is British Columbia Institute of Technology (Technology Management degree).

To apply for this aircraft technician training, applicants are required to present proof of completed of at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. They must also have finished the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment or equivalent and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment or equivalent. 

From highly skilled faculty members with years of experience, extensive technical expertise and a deep commitment to the program, students learn sought after skills in aircraft maintenance, power plant structures, inspections, troubleshooting, mechanical, electrical and electronic applications. Emphasis of the aircraft technician courses is on the repair of a wide range of electrical and mechanical systems within an aircraft, including: hydraulics, fuels, environmental systems, engines, surface controls and undercarriage systems, and the aircraft’s frame and external skin. Aviation maintenance servicing practices and procedures as well as aviation regulation requirements, round out this training. A great deal of time in the aircraft technician courses is spent on practical application in labs working on aircraft engines, conducting aircraft and component inspections in a maintenance environment and performing flight-line activities. These labs are housed in Ashtonbee Campus, the largest transportation training centre in the province of Ontario, which includes an airport hangar.

To graduate, students must complete 200 performance tasks. Students also need to obtain a minimum C grade in all courses for graduation. Transport Canada accreditation requires both a minimum B grade in every course and an absentee rate of less than five per cent of the total program hours.

Upon graduation from the aircraft technician training, students are prepared to work with airlines/operators (Air Canada, Kelowna Flightcraft, Great Slave Helicopters); manufacturers (Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney); military (Department of National Defense); aviation training (Flight Safety Canada Aviation); repair and overhaul (SPAR Aerospace, IMP Group); and aviation equipment/avionics (MC2, Wright Instruments). In addition, aircraft technician training graduates are suitably trained to seek employment in non-aircraft related areas of certain repair and manufacturing industries

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