British Columbia Institute of


AVST 1110 - Intro to Aircraft Sheet Metal

Aircraft Structures Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

​The course provides students with the introductory knowledge of standard shop practices, workplace safety, and the fundamental concepts of aircraft design and construction. Students will learn precision drilling and material preparation. Riveting techniques and riveting standards will be a foundation and also include the installation of industry typical special fasteners. Rivet layout, material bending, forming, and drawing interpretation will provide the student the skills to enter the aircraft structures fabrication industry with confidence.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87447

Tue Jan 14 - Sat Feb 29 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Feb 29 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 ATC
Jan 14 - Feb 29 Tue/Thu 18:30 - 21:30 ATC



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify sheet metal tools and measuring tools.
  • Identify and explain drilling, drills, riveting and rivets.
  • Explain basic aircraft structures.
  • Explain metals and forces.
  • Explain standard Drawing Practices.
  • Explain corrosion control and protection.
  • Fabricate basic aluminum components.

Effective as of Winter 2020


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