Aircraft Technician Courses Result in Important Career by jasonw93


									Aircraft Technician Courses Result in Important

Summary: Students have a variety of options upon graduating from
Centennial College’s aircraft technician training, including further
education or entering the field in a variety of areas.

With millions of people using airplanes as their preferred mode of
transportation, those with aircraft technician training are in high
demand. That’s because these professionals are charged with a wide
range of responsibilities that ensure planes are safe to take to the
skies. Among the areas in which they must be skilled are: aircraft
maintenance, power plant structures, inspections, troubles hooting,
mechanical, electrical and electronic applications. Additionally, those
with aircraft technician training repair a wide range of electrical and
mechanical systems within an aircraft, including: hydraulics, fuels,
environmental systems, engines, surface controls and undercarriage
systems, and the aircraft’s frame and external skin. Rounding out
responsibilities are familiarities of aviation maintenance servicing
practices and procedures as well as aviation regulation requirements.

All of these skills are taught through Centennial College’s aircraft
technician courses within the two-year Aviation Technician – Aircraft
Maintenance program. And as a result, students not only gain an
Ontario College Diploma, but are also prepared to work with
airlines/operators (Air Canada, Kelowna Flight craft, Great Slave
Helicopters); manufacturers (Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt &
Whitney); military (Department of National Defense); aviation training
(Flight Safety Canada Aviation); repair and overhaul (SPAR Aerospace,
IMP Group); and aviation equipment/avionics (MC2, Wright
Instruments). In addition, aircraft technician training graduates are
prepared to seek employment in non-aircraft related areas of certain
repair and manufacturing industries

To apply for this aircraft technician training, applicants are required to
present proof of completed of at minimum an Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
They must also have finished the compulsory English 12C or U or skills
assessment or equivalent and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills
assessment or equivalent.
The aircraft technician training is facilitated from Centennial College’s
transportation training hub, Ashtonbee Campus. This location boasts
an aircraft hangar with a fleet of planes on which students can
practice. As such, courses include much hands-on practice and to
graduate, students must complete 200 performance tasks. Students
also need to obtain a minimum C grade in all courses for graduation.
Transport Canada accreditation requires both a minimum B grade in
every course and an absentee rate of less than five per cent of the
total program hours.

Specific aircraft technician courses include: Piston Engines and
Propellers, Theory of Flight,        Aircraft Publications, Avionics
Fundamentals, Turbine Engines, Aircraft Instruments, Power
Generation and Distribution, Rotary Wing Controls and many others.

This aircraft technician training holds Transport Canada (TC)
accreditation, which is provided to graduates who meet attendance
requirements, project completion requirements and attain 70 percent
in each course. In addition, successful graduates who meet the
accreditation requirements are eligible for an 18-month experience
credit and technical examination credit towards the regulatory
requirements for issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
License. The program also holds the Canadian Council for Aviation and
Aerospace accreditation and recognition towards meeting the basic
training requirements for CCAA occupational trade certification as an
avionics maintenance technician. Lastly, qualified graduates may also
be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected
universities. These partnerships may allow graduates to apply
academic credit towards further study. The aircraft technician training
program’s partner is British Columbia Institute of Technology
(Technology Management degree).

Author Details: Emma writes that students who attend aircraft
technician courses at Centennial College study topics such as power
generation and distribution, turbine engines and more.

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