Aviation and Aerospace TechnologiesApril 30, 2021
Aviation & Aerospace Technology
The Aviation and Aerospace Technologies program provides students with an introduction to the knowledge and skills associated with the manufacturing and maintenance of aircraft. Students who study aviation and aerospace technologies apply problem-based learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This program includes both aviation and aerospace. In industry, it is generally accepted that with respect to aircraft maintenance, aviation refers to the maintenance of operational aircraft carried out by Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) whether it's repairing aircraft defects, or carrying out minor and major aircraft inspections. Aerospace generally refers to the overhaul and manufacture of aircraft components, including the manufacturing of a complete aircraft. For instance, a jet engine is overhauled by an aerospace service provider, and installed on the aircraft by an AME.
Areas of study include:
· Aircraft Components & Functions
· Aircraft Engine Fundamentals (both Piston and Gas Turbine)
· Aviation Math & Physics
· Blueprint Reading & Technical Drawings
· Composite Fabrication & Repair
· Human Factors Training
· Non-Destructive Testing
· Principles of Flight (both Fixed & Rotary)
· Sheet Metal Fabrication & Repair
· Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) preparation
· Work Experience
Grade 9 (.5 Credit) ATHV1G
Exploration of Aviation and Aerospace Technologies is intended for students wishing to sample a future in Aviation and Aerospace. Curriculum content focuses on an exploration of the maintenance and manufacturing of aircraft. The emphasis will be on project-based learning activities.
Grade 10 (1 Credit) AV543V1S
This course is intended for students wishing to investigate Aviation and Aerospace Technologies. Curriculum content focuses on the maintenance and manufacturing of aircraft. The emphasis will be on developing hands-on skills through project based activities.
Grade 11 (4 Credits) AV000V30
This course is intended for students considering specialization in the
Aviation and Aerospace Technologies program. Curriculum content focuses on fabrication of metallic and non-metallic structures and reciprocating engines.
Grade 12 (4 Credits) AV000V40
This course is intended for students entering the transition phase of the Aviation and Aerospace Technologies program. Curriculum content includes construction and repair of metallic and non-metallic structures, non-destructive testing (NDT), aircraft systems and propulsion, TOWES and WHMIS certification, Human Factors training and ethical and legal requirements in industry.
Post Secondary Opportunities
At Red River/Stevenson we have an articulation agreement with the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) program. The Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul, and Composite Manufacturing Technology programs are also strong choices. The University of Manitoba, which has an aerospace option through Mechanical Engineering, is another viable option for our graduates.