Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Dual Credit - Aviation - Aircraft Systems

Dual Credit - Aviation - Aircraft Systems

Aircraft Systems I introduces basic aerodynamics as it pertains to fixed wing aircraft, beginning with the control, stability and performance of aircraft in flight. The learner will design and build a section of wing and test their work in a wind tunnel defining the effects of lift and drag.

The principles of hydraulic fluid and the characteristics of aviation fuels required for aircraft operations are also explored, along with the basics of aircraft landing gear design and aircraft door and window systems.

Program B​​​enefits

  • Get a jump start on your post-secondary education while still in high school.
  • Build confidence through developing learning strategies and skills that support your learning transitions.  
  • Learn about on-going opportunities and experience post-secondary learning.
  • Taught by experienced instructors who are connected to industry and support students in making meaningful connections to career pathways.
  • Earn high school credits and post-secondary credits during the program.​

  • 5 Cre​​dits, 30 ​le​​​vel CTS
    3​ post-secondary credits

Student Eligibility

Open to CBE high school students who:

  • Are in grades 11 or 12 during the program
  • Interested in exploring a pathway leading to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology
  • On track to successfully pass
    • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
    • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Students must complete these courses within two weeks of being accepted into the program:  
    • HCS 3000 | HCS 3010 | CSTS 2020 

Program​ Delivery and Location

This course is blended with synchronous online learning and 4-5 in-person labs at the Art Smith Aero Centre. Lab Dates: TBA​

SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology, located at the Calgary International Airport. 1916 McCall Landing NE, Calgary, AB T2E 9B5 ***Students are responsible for transportation to and from this program

Program Dates

  • Semester 2 | January - June
  • Monday, Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ​​additional lab dates (TBA)​

  • Considerations

    • Students must have space in their full year timetable to accommodate the program delivery, location, and dates indicated below.
    • Students must submit a personal learning schedule with their application (see application checklist for details).
    • Students must be registered as a full-time student, taking at least one course at their home high school each semester(work experience excluded).
    • Students will be expected to communicate with both their CBE supervising teacher and course instructor regularly.
  • How to Apply

    1. Read through the course(s) and/or program(s) of interest.
    2. Review program choice with your school Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counsellor for program readiness and timetabling concerns.
    3. You are highly encouraged to attend the Unique Pathways Information Night to ask questions of our program partners and determine if the program is a good fit for you. Connect with your Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance counsellor if you are unable to attend.
    4. Download and fill in the Dual Credit Application Form Package when available.
    5. Refer to the application checklist and ensure all items are complete.
    6. Book an appointment with your Off-campus Coordinator and/or Guidance Counselor before the deadline to complete your application, including signatures from all parties.
    7. The school will submit the application to Unique Pathways on your behalf.

  • Program Partner​


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  • Application Deadline:​​

    Applications for Winter 2025 are not yet available. Please check back in Fall 2024.​

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