The Aircraft Structures Technician program offers the student the knowledge and skills required to enter a career to become an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) “S”. As an “S” licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, you will be responsible for the manufacture and repair of aircraft and aircraft components. The Aircraft Structures Technician program covers all the aspects of aircraft structure repair to general aviation, corporate, charter, transport category aircraft, and helicopters. Training includes traditional aluminum sheet metal structure as well as advanced composite material manufacturing and repair.
The program is two semesters in length. All classes are scheduled at the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology, located at the Calgary International Airport.
Some of the courses in this program are web-based and will require the students to access information from the Internet. These courses are delivered in one of the two computer labs available at the Art Smith Aero Centre. Students are not required to purchase a laptop for this program.
Graduates find work as aircraft structures technicians leading to an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) ‘S’ License.
- Graduates of the Aircraft Structures Technician program have a 100% employment rate
Most successful students spend approximately one hour each day doing homework and review, with additional study required to prepare for exams.
The material is presented at a fairly rapid rate so for the greatest level of success students must be present and take responsibility for their learning experience.
Students must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.
Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.
Students achieving 50% or higher in each course as well as maintaining a 2.0 GPA will receive a SAIT certificate.
The program’s accreditation is ongoing and subject to periodic audits from Transport Canada. To receive Transport Canada credit towards the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers “S” license, graduates who are in compliance with the required attendance (95%) and minimum marks of 70% receive 10 months credit towards the “S” Category AME license.
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CPGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.