Career possibilities: Upon graduation, you will be immediately employable as an entry-level aircraft assembler or sheet metal technician. NIC graduates work locally, throughout BC and Canada and as far away as Australia. Where do your dreams take you.
The five month Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician program will prepare you for entry-level careers in the aircraft manufacturing industry. No previous experience is necessary. You will become familiar with a wide range of topics, from aircraft systems and sheet metal fabrication to Transport Canada regulatory requirements and safe workplace practice. Shop and classroom instruction are used in combination throughout the program. Coursework includes WHIMIS and First Aid training.
Upon graduation, you will be highly employable as a sheet metal technician, or they can choose to keep learning and enter NIC's Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) program for time credit and Transport Canada certification.
The Aircraft Sheet Metal Manufacturing Technician Program is a solid option for anyone wanting a quick entry into the aerospace industry and a rewarding career building and repairing aircraft. This five month program prepares you to manufacture the structural components, frames and skins of general aviation aircraft. You will be expected to work to exact tolerances, bending, forming, riveting, fitting and installing metal aircraft components.
NIC is pleased to make tools available to you in exchange for a $100 refundable tool deposit. The deposit is not included in your tuition and will be returned at the end of the term if all tools and tags are returned in an acceptable condition. Tools will not be distributed without proof of payment from the Registration office.
You are also responsible for obtaining the following basic supplies:
• CSA approved safety footwear
• WCB approved safety glasses
• WCB approved Hearing protection
• painting respirator
• three- 2", three-ring binders
• pencils, pens, eraser
• fine line felt markers
• non-scientific calculator
• measuring tape – imperial
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Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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