Full-time Diploma 1045dipts

Overview

Note: This program has been restructured. Please see the new Aviation Maintenance Technician - Avionics webpage for program information.

Program Entry

Application processing

This program has been restructured. Please see the new Aviation Maintenance Technician - Avionics webpage for program information.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$1,139 (general estimated cost and subject to change)

Tool Box Loans
A refundable deposit of $500 will be charged for a set of aviation hand tools provided by BCIT free of charge. However, if the tools are lost or damaged, their cost may be deducted from the deposit upon completion of the course. This $500 tool box loan deposit is in addition to tuition fees and must be paid in Term 1.

Students are required to supply their own coveralls. A supply of coveralls are available through the BCIT Bookstore. Please check the uniform authorization voucher [PDF] to determine the type of coveralls required for your program.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0800–1530, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Term 1 (21 weeks) Credits
  AVAV 1100 Introduction to Aircraft Standards 10.0
  AVAV 1101 Electrical Power Distribution and Standards 10.0
  AVAV 1102 Aircraft Systems 8.0
  AVAV 1104 Radio Theory 10.0
  AVEA 1102 Physics 4.0
 
Term 2 (13 weeks) Credits
  AVAV 2100 Aircraft Instruments 2/AFCS 4.0
  AVAV 2102 Avionics Installation 8.0
  AVAV 2103 Avionics Systems 1 10.0
  AVAV 2104 Aircraft Instruments 1 4.0
 
Term 3 (14 weeks) Credits
  AVAV 3100 Avionics Systems 2 6.0
  AVAV 3101 Avionics Flight Line Practices 8.5
  AVAV 3102 Aircraft Communication Standards 3.5
  AVAV 3103 Aircraft Navigation Standards 3.5
  AVAV 3104 Aircraft Pulse Standards 3.5
  AVEA 1109 Human Factors 1.0
  AVEA 1110 Aviation Legislation 2.0
  ZATT 0000 Attendance 0.0
 
Total Credits: 96.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

48 weeks, full-time

Grading

Minimum course passing grade is 70% for Transport Canada and Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace. Each course has a theory component and a practical component and both components must be passed with 70%. The official transcript will show an average of both marks, with a U or F (unsatisfactory or failed) if either component is not passed.

Course Failure and Program Continuation

If you fail a course, you will be permitted to proceed to the next term provided the failure mark is no lower than 60%, and only with the recommendation of the Chief Instructor, and approval of the Associate Dean. Remedial exams or other evaluation strategies will be arranged after the program. You will not be permitted to continue in the program if more than 3 courses are failed.

Program location

Aerospace Technology Campus
3800 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC

Aviation attendance policy

Attendance policy for all Aviation programs differs from other BCIT programs and is regulated by Transport Canada and the Council for Aviation and Aerospace.

Canadian Aviation Regulation Standard 566 states:
"Students missing more than five per cent of the course curriculum through absence will not qualify for any credit under Transport Canada course approval, unless the lost time is made up through documented supplementary studies, which shall include theory, workshop and laboratory time, equivalent to that missed from the original program. The five per cent absence policy is intended for illness, bereavement, or other circumstances beyond the individual's control."

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Opportunities are available across Canada in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments and by airlines and other aircraft operators.

Despite the recent economic difficulties, industry demand for more skilled workers, particularly in the maintenance sector is growing. At the same time, an aging workforce will begin to retire in increasing numbers in the near future. According to the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA), a shortage of skilled workers across the maintenance sub-sector is expected to last through to 2015.

Industry Policies
Industry policies with respect to hiring practices vary between employers, but all require an enhanced security clearance for their employees.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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