Prepare yourself for a high-flying career in aviation
This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for a career in aircraft maintenance and repair.
The curriculum is designed around the standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry (AS9100) to prepare graduates for a work environment that adheres to that system's requirements.
Practical elements of aerospace manufacturing skills, work-environment readiness, safety management systems, materials handling and tooling will be the focus of this Graduate Certificate. The program will be delivered in a face-to-face (web-facilitated) format.
Students practice Lean Manufacturing techniques on Mock aerospace manufacturing facility; Analyze Quality control problems by making use of Six Sigma and DMAIC methodology through dynamic Concurrent Engineering processes; Operational and stability control pertaining to Aircraft Mechanics. In their final term, students work on real-life Aerospace Case Study to produce an optimum solution to streamline production.
The students experience hands-on use of aircraft maintenance tools, assembly & structural analysis techniques, and troubleshooting & installation of avionics systems. They are also given extensive training on CATIA an aerospace design software (used by Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, etc.), to design new aerospace parts and perform reverse engineering on existing certified parts. This program is designed for students having an Engineering background.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AVIA-6001 Aircraft Mechanics
COMM-6039 Leadership, Professionalism & Comm
AVIA-6002 Standards, Regulations & Certifications
MGMT-6113 Lean Manufacturing
AVIA-6003 Composites/Additives & Materials
AVIA-6004 Avionic System Design & Installation
CADD-6003 Computer-Aided Aerospace Design
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ENGR-6002 Concurrent Engineering
MGMT-6114 Project Management
AVIA-6005 Aircraft Structural Analysis
MGMT-6115 Quality Control Methodologies
AVIA-6006 Assembly & Manufacturing Techniques
AVIA-6007 Aerospace Case Study
Students must complete a minimum of 10 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the program residency requirement and graduate from this program.
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Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Degree in Engineering from a Canadian Engineering accredited program or equivalent international degree in the field of engineering.
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
An acceptable combination of relevant education and work experience in the field of aerospace manufacturing/engineering as judged by the College to be equivalent*
Note:*Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
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 88 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 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 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 70 with no score less than 60 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 59, 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 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% 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 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario.
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).
Achievement in the Admission Requirements.
Graduates from this program will be prepared for careers in the aerospace industry for jobs requiring skills in aircraft maintenance and repair. Career opportunities include Aircraft Design Engineer, Quality and Certifications, Structural Assembler, Operations Management, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Analyst, Project Coordinators.