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Aircraft Mechanic Basics Certificate

Location(s): Dawson Creek


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Take the first steps towards a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Northern Lights College Aircraft Mechanic Basics certificate training program! Learn new job skills in an exciting and challenging industry in our one-year program. No Transport Canada accreditation is provided for the certificate program but it may meet the acceptable criteria in the Canadian Aviation Regulations 566.07 (2) (a).

Students will study aircraft safety, hangar hazards, airframe structures, engines and aircraft systems. They will learn to interpret technical manuals, drawings and blueprints, to disassemble and remove defective parts, to assemble and install replacement parts and test aircraft systems. 

Students who successfully complete the certificate program may choose to further their training by completing the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Diploma  (Transport Canada accredited).

Career Prospects


Employment may be found working for airlines and various other aviation-related businesses such as air taxis, police, air ambulances, survey companies, agriculture, and pilot training facilities. Some flying clubs also employ aircraft engineers. Others opportunities include employment as instructors, administrative sales personnel, technical reps, accident investigators or the Canadian Armed Forces. They can also be employed by aircraft manufacturers in production fitting or design and development.

Details


Intakes


Location Starting Type
Dawson Creek September Cohort  
Dawson Creek February Cohort  

Length


910 hours in total.

Each intake includes two, 20-week semesters.

Estimated Program Fees


Program fee type: Trades/Apprenticeship (Tier 2)

Costs indicated are estimates for a full-time course load.
Book, instruments, supplies, uniforms/clothing and third-party fees are additional.

Domestic Fees

 
Tuition
Student Fees
Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
Total
Year 1
$ 3,112.20
$ 159.26
$ 483.08
$ 3,754.54

International Fees

 
Tuition
Student Fees
Instruction-related
Fees (includes GST)
International
Medical Insurance
Total
Year 1
$ 11,183.90
$ 159.26
$ 483.08
$ 828.00
$ 12,654.24

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Admission Requirements


Adults

English Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Language Arts 11 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 12 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C, or equivalent.
  • Alberta English Language Arts ELA 20-2, or ELA 20-1 with a minimum final grade of C.
  • Alberta English Language Arts ELA 30-2, or ELA 30-1 with a minimum final grade of C.
  • ENGL 040  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent.
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent English placement test and score.

Math Requirement

One of the following:

  • BC Pre-Calculus Math 11 or BC Pre-Calculus Math 12 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent.
  • Alberta Applied Math 20, Math 20-3, Math 20-2, Pure Math 20, or Math 30-1 with a minimum final grade of C.
  • MATH 040  or higher, with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent.

Concurrent Studies Students (dual credit)

English

One of the following:

  • BC Language Arts 11 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C, or equivalent.
  • BC Language Arts 12 Courses - 4 credits earned, minimum individual grade of C, or equivalent.

Math

One of the following:

  • BC Pre-Calculus Math 11 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent.
  • BC Pre-Calculus Math 12 with a minimum final grade of C, or equivalent.

Science

  • A grade 11 core science (preferably physics) or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.

Recommended

One Grade 10 level shop class is also recommended.

Important Notes


  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online. Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.

  2. Students must provide safety equipment, including two pairs of full-sleeved coveralls, footwear having CSA safety-toe protection with soft soles for climbing on aircraft, and CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses. Students are required to have a computer (laptop or other mobile device) with minimum computer requirements.

  3. The program is affiliated with SkilledTradesBC.

Program Requirements


Residency Requirement
100% of all coursework must be completed at an approved Northern Lights College training facility
Minimum Grade Requirements
Students who plan to complete the Aircraft Maintenance Technician Diploma and receive Transport Canada accreditation must achieve a 70% minimum course grade in all courses and must not exceed 5% absenteeism or 45.5 hours over the entire program, broken down per semester at 22.75 hours per semester.
 

Credential


Certificate in Aircraft Mechanic Basics

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