British Columbia Institute of Technology Aerospace Technology Campus

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Established in 1960, the British Columbia Institute of Technology is a public college with its main campus in Burnaby, British Columbia. It also operates the Aerospace Technology Campus in Richmond, Downtown campus in Vancouver, the Marine Campus in the City of North Vancouver, and Annacis Island Campus in Delta.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology comprises of 6 schools: School of Business; School of Computing & Academic Studies; School of Construction; School of Energy; School of Health Sciences; and School of Transportation. It also has a Technology Centre which undertakes and coordinates applied research, and provides technology transfer and commercialization assistance. It follows a cohort model which means small class sizes and collaboration bring students together to work side by side with each other and with experts from industry.

The total student population at BCIT (across all campuses) is more than 48,500 students of which over 3,000 are international students from various countries across the globe. The student to faculty ratio at BCIT is 20:1.

Its Aerospace Technology Campus (ATC) is located near Vancouver International Airport in Richmond. It offers aircraft maintenance engineering programs in avionics, maintenance, structures, aircraft gas turbine (jet engine) overhaul training and repair and aircraft mechanical component training programs. BCIT also offers commercial pilot training, as well as airport operations training program at the Aerospace Technology Campus.

 

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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.

Official transcripts, Letters of reference, Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences, Math (One of the following- Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test), IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Scores

Applicants 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.

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The program consists of 16 continuous months with short breaks in December and August. Approximately 50 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. The program is designed to follow a national/international set of standards and is approved by Transport Canada (TC) and the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA). Successful completion of the diploma program will result in an experience credit of 18 months (of the 48 months) required by TC to obtain an AME M license.

Official transcripts, Letters of reference, Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences, Math (One of the following- Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test), IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Scores

For the last 50 years, graduates from the AME M program have found employment in both the national and international aviation industry. Some graduates have gone on to become managers and owners of domestic and international aircraft maintenance establishments.

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The 16-month BCIT diploma program in Airport Operations, supported and approved by the aviation industry, provides students with a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program of study. This is the only program of its type in Western Canada. To maintain a current, high-calibre standard, the program has an industry Advisory Committee made up of airport and airline managers, airport field staff from Canada's local regional and national airports, and Transport Canada representative

Official transcripts, Letters of reference, Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences, Math (One of the following- Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test), IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Scores

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of entry-level positions in aviation businesses, suppliers and airports. This could include positions such as: Ground Transportation Coordinator; Baggage/Gate Scheduler; Airside Operations Project Coordinator; Communications Coordinator; Administrative Assistant; Airfield Operations Specialist; Emergency Response Specialist; Airport Operations Officer

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The Aviation Maintenance Technician - Avionics program consists of 68 weeks of full-time studies. Approximately 50 per cent of the day is spent on theory 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.

Official transcripts, Letters of reference, Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country: English 12 (50%) or Communications 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences, Math (One of the following- Principles of Mathematics 11 (60%) or BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test), IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Scores

Opportunities are available across Canada in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments and by airlines and other aircraft operators. The demand for skilled workers will continue as an aging workforce retires and as the industry grows.

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a) Online application 

b) CAD $154 application fee

c) Official high school transcript 

d) Interviews (may be required for some programs) 

e) Reference Letters (may be required for some programs)

f) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English 

g) TOEFL: IBT- minimum overall score of 82; IELTS: overall 6.0 to 7.0 (score depends on the program).

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living in the city is CAD $8,400

 

Accommodation

The college campus does not provide in-campus housing facilities.

September intake: 31st May

Deadlines may vary for each program, please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

 

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British Columbia Institute of Technology Aerospace Technology Campus Stats

48595

Students

3100

International Students

30000

Undergraduates

18595

Postgraduate

2400

Faculty Strength

20

Student Faculty Ratio

43
%

Acceptance Rate

$
16500

Tuition Fees

$
8400

Living Cost

$
450

Other Fees

3

Avg. GPA

26

Avg. IB

* All cost are in CAD