Full-time Certificate 1030certts

Overview

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.

Program Entry

Application processing

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains. When available intakes are full, qualified applicants are wait-listed.

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements prior to applying to this program. If you are uncertain or don’t meet the requirements we strongly recommend you complete any applicable Trades Pre-entry Tests before applying.

  • Math: one of the following

    • Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or
    • Applications of Mathematics 11 (60%) or
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 (60%) or
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (60%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (60%) or
    • BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Drafting

  • General Mechanics 11 or Automotive Mechanics 11 or Technical Education 11 or Physics 11

  • Complex disassembly and assembly procedures require good manual dexterity and mechanical reasoning

  • Extensive use of technical manuals requires strong reading comprehension skills

  • Good colour vision

  • An interest in mechanics

Apply to program

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

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Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

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

$1,362 (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 (16 weeks) Credits
  AVGT 1001 Engine Shop Practices 16.0
  AVGT 1006 Turbine Engine Theory, Construction and Systems 16.0
 
Term 2 (16 weeks) Credits
  AVGT 2002 Repair and Overhaul Practices1 16.0
  AVGT 2004 Repair and Overhaul Practices2 16.0
 
Term 3 (6 weeks) Credits
  AVGT 3001 Operation, Testing and Certification 12.0
  ZATT 0000 Attendance 0.0
 
Total Credits: 76.0

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

38 weeks, full-time

Grading

Minimum course passing grade is 70%. 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 during a term, you may re-register to repeat the course. However, if your second attempt is unsuccessful, you will be prohibited from continuing the term and must seek approval from the Associate Dean in order to be readmitted into the program.

Program location

Aerospace Technology Campus
3800 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC

Aviation attendance policy

The attendance policies for all Aviation programs differ from other BCIT programs and are regulated by Transport Canada and/or Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council.

Graduating & Jobs

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.

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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