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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)

Develop skills to inspect, disassemble and reassemble aircraft structures and to repair and replace components of aircraft frames.

Start Date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Delivery:
Full-time (In-class)
Locations:
+Locations & Availability
September 2018 Aviation Institute • Dartmouth • Seats available New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Program Overview

This program offers hands-on instruction and in conjunction with the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) program, uses actual aircraft to develop skills for the repair and maintenance of airframes and associated systems for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

You acquire skills in the area of aircraft metal and composite assembly and repair. These skills are essential to the maintenance, repair, overhaul, inspection and testing of aircraft structural systems. You're trained in the use and maintenance of hand tools, as well as sophisticated and specialized tools and equipment. When you graduate, you will be able to assess damage and corrosion of aircraft structures and repair, replace and modify sheet metal, fabric surfaces and composite and wood structures.

This program is located at NSCC's Aviation Institute (Dartmouth Gate) and is part of Ivany Campus.

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Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 11 Math.
  • If you do not have the required academic credits, NSCC offers a variety of credit courses through the Academic & Career Connections program.

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Employment Opportunities

  • The increased use of composite materials in the construction of aircraft has created high value and demand for workers who are trained particularly in the area of aircraft structures.
  • Various airlines, aircraft manufacturers and repair/overhaul facilities in Nova Scotia and throughout North America.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.
  • This program is not offered at regular NSCC tuition.
  • Attendance Policy – The Aviation Institute attendance policy conforms to Transport Canada policy for Approved Training Organizations. To preserve a high standard of maintenance and flight safety, students who miss more than five% of the program through absences will not qualify for the experience credit.
  • Chemical Use – If you are chemically sensitive, it is important to note that chemicals (including fuels, hydraulic fluids and other chemical compound products) are commonly used by Structures Technicians.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
AMEG 1600   Workplace Safety
AMEG 1601   Human Factors
AMEG 1602   Canadian Aviation Regulations
AMEG 1603   Publications
AMES 1101   Mathematics
AMES 1106   Aircraft Systems
AMES 1112   Aerodynamics, Aircraft Components and Functions
AMES 1113   Tools and Materials
AMES 1201   Fastener Installation
AMES 1202   Assembly
AMES 1205   Structural Damage Assessment
AMES 1206   Sheet Metal Repairs
AMES 1207   Sheet Metal Fabrication
AMES 1208   Corrosion
AMES 1209   Aircraft Drawing Interpretation
AMES 1300   Composite Repairs
AMES 1301   Composite Fabrication
AMES 1302   Fabric Covering
AMES 1303   Wood Structures
AMES 1304   Fluid Lines and Conduits
AMES 1305   Windows and Lenses
AMES 1306   Tubular Structure
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1022   Introduction to Fall Arrest and Protection
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection

Additional Graduation Requirements

Milestone
Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

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