The Sky is Not the Limit!
Someone has to build and upgrade the airplanes we fly every day – even the rockets we ride into space. Will that someone be you?
This three-year diploma program teaches you how to function effectively in Canada’s aerospace industry, taking it a step further than the two-year technician program. Work with advanced design programs such as CATIA. Learn about composites and how these materials make the world of difference in flight. Get hands-on experience in machining, CNC and other building fundamentals. In your third year, you’ll also learn machine design, advanced tool design, operations research and management and advanced manufacturing. This program gives you the tools you need to get a job and climb the ranks quickly in aviation manufacturing and engineering.
- Developed in consultation with Canada’s leading aerospace companies including Avcorp (BC), Arnprior Aerospace, Bombardier Regional Aircraft (deHavilland), Bombardier Transportation (Thunder Bay), Boeing Canada Technology Ltd. and Magellan Aerospace
- Learn and work in our state-of-the-art lab facilities located in the new Technology, Education and Collaboration Hub
- Transfer your skills to other industries including mass transit, car manufacturing, recreational vehicle design and manufacturing, and more
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, guidelines, environmental, health and safety regulations.
- evaluate, modify, and implement quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- apply current and emerging technologies to implement aerospace engineering projects.
- solve complex technical problems relating to aerospace manufacturing by applying engineering principles and industry standards.
- prepare and analyze sketches, technical drawings and computer-generated solid models for the design and manufacture of aerospace parts, assemblies, and systems.
- design manufacturing tooling and production equipment by applying fundamentals of engineering within required regulations.
- evaluate and specify manufacturing operations, methods and sequences for the design and production of aerospace components and assemblies.
- specify, test and work with composite and other advanced aerospace materials and processes for the design and production of aerospace components.
- plan and implement projects by applying project/operations management and business principles.
- apply the accountability and traceability practices utilized in the aerospace manufacturing industry.
- apply knowledge of machine tools and process equipment to manufacture products, specify, set-up and program CNC machine tools.
Graduates of Confederation College’s Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technologist Advanced Diploma program go on to work at aerospace manufacturing and design companies including Bombardier, Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Airbus and others. Many of the skills and knowledge you’ll learn here can be easily transferred to other industries including automotive, rail and industrial manufacturing.
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