The Aircraft Structural Repair Technician is responsible for the assessment of damage, control of corrosion, repairs, modifications, and replacement of aircraft structures and structural components. Some of the duties include:
- Use specialized tools and equipment
- Employ recognized techniques for maintenance repair and fabrication
- Perform repairs using wood, fabric, sheet metal and composite materials
- Develop techniques, standards and practices of structural repair that conforms to Transport Canada guidelines for the occupation.
- Provide a broad overview of aircraft maintenance and repair functions with specific emphasis on safety practices in the industry.
- Demonstrate safe work practices and personal protection.
- Meet the requirements to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer category "S" - Structural Repair.
This program is accredited by Transport Canada as meeting the basic training requirements for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license category “S”. Transport Canada also grants qualified graduates a 10-month experience credit towards the 36 months required and credit for having completed the required knowledge exams. After successful completion of this program and the required work experience, apprentices qualify to write an exam in Aircraft Maintenance Regulations to acquire an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license.
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
Note: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
• Aircraft repair stations
• Aircraft manufacturing facilities
• Composite fabricators
• Composite repair stations
• Helicopter service centers
• Helicopter overhaul facilities
• Regional and national airlines