Diploma in Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance (Co-op)

General

Program Description

The electronic communication and navigation system is the heart of all aircraft. They are vital to the safety and success of all flights, no matter the journey or destination. Specializing in repairing and maintaining these systems is a vital piece of the aviation industry that produces rewarding and in-demand careers.

With the Transport Canada approved Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program, you'll learn to become a vital and specialized member of the aviation team. You'll learn about all aspects of aircraft avionics systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter transport category aircraft, and helicopters. Along with developing cutting-edge computer and electronic systems skills, you'll also study aerodynamics, safety and flight control systems. As well, with aircraft constantly evolving and improving, you'll have opportunities to adapt and upgrade your skills and you progress through the program, embarking on a life-long learning journey.

When you graduate, you'll be prepared for an exciting career with Canadian and international avionics-approved shops and aircraft manufacturing companies.

Other Information

To 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 Education

In 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 two-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 Diploma. More information about Co-operative Education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op

Applicants seeking a non-Co-op Endorsed Diploma should apply to the Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance program, Program Code AVM3.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Apply the current regulatory requirements to the safety and airworthiness of aircraft.
  2. Perform major and minor maintenance tasks on airframes and engines.
  3. Install and maintain aircraft electrical systems.
  4. Install and maintain aircraft instrument systems.
  5. Install and maintain aircraft avionics and flight control systems.
  6. Apply the principles and practices of aircraft maintenance engineer category “E” to all work situations.

Courses

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AVIA-1002 Avionics & WHMIS-Introduction
  • AVIA-1057 Avionics Electrical Fundamentals
  • AVIA-1004Avionics Electronic Fundamentals
  • MATH-1180 Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance
  • PHYS-1042 Physics for Avionics Maintenance
  • COOP-1020 Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 2

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AVIA-1059 Aviation Maintenance Practices
  • AVIA-1008 Aircraft Aerodynamics
  • AVIA-1009 Aircraft Structures
  • AVIA-1061 Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Landing Gear Systems
  • AVIA-1010 Aircraft Materials & Hardware
  • AVIA-1012 Aircraft Propulsion
  • AVIA-1013 Aircraft Engine Instruments
  • AVIA-1014 Aircraft Fuels Systems
  • AVIA-1060 Aircraft Environmental & Safety Systems

Level 3

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AVIA-1011 Aircraft Electrical Power
  • AVIA-1017 Aircraft Flight Instruments
  • AVIA-1018 Aircraft Internal Communications
  • AVIA-1058 Avionics Digital Fundamentals
  • AVIA-1006 Avionics Radio Theory

Level 4

General Education - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • AVIA-1062 Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems
  • AVIA-1020 Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems
  • AVIA-1063 Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System
  • AVIA-1022 Avionics Installations & Standard Prac.
  • AVIA-1023 Flight Line Maintenance Practices

General Education - Electives

  • Take 9 General Education Credits - Normally taken in Levels 2, 3 and 4

Program Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 25 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.

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Admission Requirements

  • OSSD 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)

or

  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)

or

  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate

or

  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and:
  • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)

or

  • 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
  • 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 Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:

  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
  2. 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).
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements.

Note:

Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance (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 Technician – Avionics Maintenance (Co-op) program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance (Co-op) program.

Career Opportunities

This program provides eighteen 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 'E' Category and prepares the students for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing organizations.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including ... Read More

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada – approximately a two-hour drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls. There are 21,000 full-time students, including more than 6,000 international students from 97 different countries. Read less
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