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  • This program will be delivered during COVID-19 as a combination of online and on-campus learning.
  • Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
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  • Learn more about how this program is adapting learning during COVID-19.

Gas Turbine (Jet) Engine Technicians are responsible for inspecting and repairing engines in accordance with exact aviation standards and regulation. It is a challenging occupation requiring a high degree of responsibility and skill, which includes:

  • repairing and overhauling gas turbine engines
  • rebuilding gas turbine engines
  • balancing gas turbine engine components and assemblies
  • testing and troubleshooting gas turbine engines
  • inspecting gas turbine engine components and assemblies.

Qualified technicians have many opportunities for advanced training and continued career satisfaction.

This program was developed by BCIT, the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) and the gas turbine engine overhaul industry. It was designed to meet industry’s need for basic training and technician certification. Successful completion of this program, plus work experience recorded and certified in a personal logbook, may qualify the candidates for national certification from CCAA.

The program

This Aircraft Gas Turbine Technician program consists of 38 weeks of full-time studies. Approximately 40 per cent of the day is spent on theory discussions in a classroom setting, followed by hands-on practical training in the shops and hangar located at BCIT’s state of the art Aerospace Technology Campus. Access to a wide variety of gas turbine engines, extensive use of specialized engine tooling and highly qualified instructors are provided to you in order to help you succeed at becoming a proficient technician capable of inspecting and repairing today’s sophisticated, modern gas turbine engines.

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Job opportunities

The men and women who enter this career path find employment in power plant shops of larger airlines, as well as repair and overhaul shops of engine manufacturers and independent owners across Canada.

Learning during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our classes may be able to complete the approved training program’s theory portion (lectures and examinations), but unable to complete some practical projects.

Students who successfully complete the theoretical learning outcomes in the courses where practical training could not be delivered may be eligible to receive reduced training credit for these courses.
The experience credit for successful completion of the program will be adjusted based on the learning outcomes that were achieved. The percentage of adjusted program completion will be noted on the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) Certificate. Each graduate will also get a letter explaining the reduced training credit.

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