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Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

North Island College
Program overview
40 weeks
Diploma / certificate
English
Start dates
British Columbia
17,730 CAD
September 2021
North Island College

Program description

Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S)

Learn about the basic theory of flight, aircraft systems, construction and Transport Canada regulatory requirements while learning to build and repair aircraft structures. You will work with sheet metal, tubular, composite, wood and fabric structures as you develop skills in the fabrication and repair of metal skins and structures along with the repair and installation of components made from wood, plastics and composite construction.

Students will learn:

  • Program Orientation & Workshop Safety
  • Regulation, Documentation & Technical Information
  • Structural Materials & Heat Treatment
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Standard & Special Fastener Identification & Installation
  • Sheet Metal Repairs & Damage Assessment
  • Surface Preparation & Corrosion Control
  • Fluid Lines & Conduits
  • Aircraft Systems, Structures & Designs
  • Composite Repairs & Fabrication
  • Tubular Repairs (Welding Excluded)
  • Wood Structure & Repair
  • Fabric Repairs
  • Thermoplastics
  • Human Factors

Admission requirements

  1. C+ in one of English 11, Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & Writing 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & New Media 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & Spoken Language 11, Communications 12, NIC ENG-052; or C+ in ESL-062 and ESL-065, or certified CLB 8; or successful NIC English assessment; and
  2. C+ in one of Principles of Math 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, NIC MAT-034, or successful NIC Math assessment.
  3. High School graduation is preferred provided the applicant meets or exceeds the stated prerequisites.

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Program content

  • Program Orientation & Workshop Safety
  • Regulation, Documentation & Technical Information
  • Structural Materials & Heat Treatment
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Standard & Special Fastener Identification & Installation
  • Sheet Metal Repairs & Damage Assessment
  • Surface Preparation & Corrosion Control
  • Fluid Lines & Conduits
  • Aircraft Systems, Structures & Designs
  • Composite Repairs & Fabrication
  • Tubular Repairs (Welding Excluded)
  • Wood Structure & Repair
  • Fabric Repairs
  • Thermoplastics
  • Human Factors

Career opportunities

Qualify for high-demand jobs locally and around the world. Employment opportunities may include aircraft repair and servicing, aircraft manufacturing, composite component repair, aircraft parts manufacturing and aircraft parts technician, or gain advanced standing as an aircraft structures technician with the Canadian Forces.

An Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) develops an understanding of, and is knowledgeable in, the fabrication and repair of metal skins and structures along with the repair and installation of components made from wood, plastics and composite construction.

The program is Transport Canada approved and meets the criteria for training and examinations to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Category ‘S’ (Structures). Graduates who complete the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license are then eligible to assess, plan and undertake structural repairs of aircraft.

NIC graduates are in high demand. They are working locally, throughout BC and Canada, and as far away as Australia. Where do your dreams take you?

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About this institute

North Island College

North Island College

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, West Coast of Canada, North Island College is a small public college which offers many programs including certificates, diplomas, a degree in business, and post degree diplomas. Areas of study include university transfer in the...


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Contact info

North Island College

2300 Ryan Rd
V9N 8N6 Courtenay BC
Canada

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