FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS INTAF-CT Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

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Overview

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Description
Using a combination of classroom theory and practical training on our fixed and rotary wing aircraft, Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Engineer provides the necessary foundation for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

Submission of required documentation, including English language assessments, is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in your program's admission requirements.

If your program's admission requirements include any of the following items, note that the submission deadline for these items only has been temporarily extended to 90 days:

  • First aid course certificate
  • Physical fitness assessment results
  • Reading skills assessment results (Degree of Reading Power - DRP)
  • Student clinical practice and/or volunteer work experience forms

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Maximum upload size is 5 MB.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.
  • Find the applicable Supplemental Item - click on Browse.
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it.
  • Click on Upload. You can upload more than one document to the same Supplemental Item.
  • Status should read 'Received'.
  • Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person
Student Service Centre
Red River College
D101–2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. High School Diploma
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in the final year of a high school diploma from a recognized provincial or territorial Canadian high school or equivalent
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option. If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8887
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
60606060
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8887
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.53.5
Communication for Engineers and Technologists (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available
8887
Duolingo English Test ()
Required minimum overall score is 115.

Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

Applicants who meet the English Language Requirement through Duolingo will be invited to a 30-minute online meeting with a college representative. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss college supports to enhance student experience and contribute to the students' academic success.

115115115115
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.0
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
58585850
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
20201921

Who Should Enrol?

If you have an interest in aircraft, are mechanically inclined, like to work with your hands, take pride in completing tasks to exacting standards, and have an attitude for safety you may want to consider a career in aircraft maintenance.

There are many aspects to this career, making it an excellent choice if you enjoy variety of work in a 'jack of all trades' environment. Aircraft maintenance personnel are involved with many systems and components related to aircraft and their operation.

Persons best suited to this career should have a keen interest in mechanical devices and operating principles. The work is technical including inspecting, repairing, installing, and diagnostic troubleshooting.  This requires aircraft maintenance personnel to be well versed in all aspects of the aircraft and the related systems they are maintaining.

Other skills required include good communication, good comprehension, basic math, hand/eye dexterity, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$4,994.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$280.00
Other Fees
Year 1
$100.001
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$10,764.00
1CSA Approved Safety Shoes

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
AMEG-1003Aircraft Ground Handling
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Topics covered in the course are: how to safely perform ground handling and servicing of aircraft, and select and use appropriate fire extinguishers for fire suppression.

AMEG-1005Aircraft Hardware
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Students will learn how to select and install aircraft hardware and ensure that installed hardware is certified and traceable.

AMEG-1007Aircraft Structural Materials
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Students will learn to select proper materials for airframe repair and maintenance and assess and control corrosion.

AMEG-1011Electrical Systems 1
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Students will be introduced to direct current electrical theory, including atomic structure, electrostatics, and magnetism as applicable to aircraft electrical systems. Students will explore a variety of aircraft storage batteries, electrical measuring devices, and complete practical projects involving aircraft batteries, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws.

AMEG-10194-Airframe Fuel Systems
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Students will learn how to safely service an aircraft with the correct rated fuel. Students will also be taught general maintenance of aircraft fuel systems.

AMEG-1024Aviation Math and Physics
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Students will use applied mathematics and physics as problem-solving tools in day-to-day aircraft maintenance activities.

AMEG-10258-Structures Assembly & Rigging
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This course describes the assembly of aircraft and rigging of aircraft flight controls.

AMEG-102919-Weight & Balance
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Students will learn to weight aircraft as per manufacturers' recommendations, compute centre of gravity, prepare a new or revised weight and balance and amend the equipment list as required.

AMEG-1030Tools & Equipment
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Students will learn how to identify, select and safely use appropriate tools and equipment in aircraft maintenance.

AMEG-1277Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
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Students will learn how to safely service and maintain aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

AVIA-1005Aircraft Propulsion Systems
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Aircraft Propulsion Systems provides the fundamentals and basic operating principles for aircraft motive systems, including gas turbine engines, piston engines, and aircraft propellers.

AVIA-1009Intro to CARs
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Introduction to the Canadian Aviation Regulations identifies the basic framework of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, enabling participants to navigate the standards and regulations associated with Canadian civil aviation. 

AVIA-1035Rotary Wing Theory of Flight
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This course gives the student the basic principles of helicopter theory of flight. The student will be able to identify the major components of a helicopter and state the operating principle of each component.

AVIA-1038Sheet Metal Forming
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Students will practice sheet metal forming projects to gain experience in handling aircraft aluminum, riveting, and sheet metal forming within an aircraft standard.

AVIA-1058Human Factors
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Meets requirements of Human Factors Training
• Includes methods of dealing with stress, fatigue, complacency and distraction
• Enhances communication and safety methods
• Examines efficiency in the workplace
• Certificate of Attendance for Human Factors Training is issued as a result of attending the full 14 hour session

AVIA-1060Drawing
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Students will learn to read and interpret common types of aircraft technical drawings encountered in day-to-day aircraft maintenance or repair and create sketches or drawings that accurately transmit technical information.

AVIA-1067Landing Gear
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Students will learn how to service and maintain landing gear systems and related components including wheels, brakes, indication systems and warning systems.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Upon completion of this program, you can receive credit of up to 308 hours of the in-school technical training portion of Level 1 of the Apprenticeship Manitoba Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson (AMJ) program.
  • If all required subjects, attendance, and exam standards are met, you may be granted Level 1 of the AMJ program.
  • Upon employment, if you have been granted Level 1 of the AMJ program you will only be required to return for Levels 2 through 4 to complete all of the required training of the AMJ program.

RRC Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Diploma program

  • If all required subjects, attendance, and exam standards are met, you may be granted Level 1 of the RRC Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Diploma program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Book Lists & Prices

Required
Total cost of required books approximately $320.00 + applicable taxes

  • A&P Tech Airframe Textbook
  • A&P Tech General Textbook
  • Basic Helicopter Maintenance Textbook 
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Textbook
  • WHMIS Handbook

Optional

  • A&P Tech Airframe Workbook
  • A&P Tech Airframe Test Guide
  • A&P Tech General Workbook
  • A&P Tech General Test Guide
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Test Guide
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Workbook
  • Aircraft Technical Dictionary
  • Standard Aircraft Handbook

For detailed pricing please call 1-800-665-9864.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Employment opportunities include:

  • Approved maintenance organizations
  • Flying schools
  • Helicopter operators and maintenance facilities
  • Large airlines
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Small- to mid-level air carriers

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, please contact:

Stevenson Campus
204-428-6300 or 1-800-665-9864
E-mail: gvanderzweep@rrc.ca

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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