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Aircraft Structural Assembly

Code 5697
DiplomaDVS
SectorMechanical Manufacturing (11)
Number of credits65
Length of training975 hours
StatusProgram approved in 1998.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
5197 - Montage de structures en aérospatiale

Program objectives

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to interpret the work plans and technical drawings; to apply concepts of occupational health and safety; to apply concepts involved in the use of materials in the aerospace industry; to apply auxiliary assembly techniques; to apply sealants; to drill holes, and rivet and derivet parts; to fabricate simple structural parts; to form a subassembly, a simple assembly and a complex assembly; to install an alternate system; to modify an assembly; to enter the work force.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors (9521)

Job titles

aircraft structure assembler

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
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Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
869-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
869-022 Gain an overview of the evolution of the aerospace industry 30 2
869-032 Apply mathematical concepts 30 2
869-042 Associate materials with various aircraft structures 30 2
869-054 Read and interpret drawings, diagrams and manuals, and produce sketches 60 4
869-064 Use various work procedures and apply concepts of computer science 60 4
869-083 Apply occupational health and safety rules and materials handling techniques 45 3
869-093 Do manual machining tasks 45 3
869-105 Rivet and derivet aircraft structural parts 75 5
869-112 Perform mechanical assembly tasks 30 2
869-122 Apply sealing and bonding agents to assemble aircraft structural parts 30 2
869-136 Make simple aircraft structural parts 90 6
869-143 Apply basic concepts and techniques related to the use of composites 45 3
869-155 Do a subassembly 75 5
869-166 Assemble aircraft structural components 90 6
869-172 Make connections between the different aircraft systems 30 2
869-183 Remove and install aircraft system components 45 3
869-195 Repair aircraft structural components 75 5
869-201 Use job search techniques 15 1
869-214 Enter the work force 60 4
975 65