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Composite Structures Technician
2 to 3 years
Red Seal

Composite structures technicians build, repair, and replace aircraft structural components. This includes fabricating panels, repairing sheet metal, and removing damaged metal structures. They bond metal structures together and finish them. They must be able to interpret technical aerospace data.
Aircraft Structural Technician

Certification Requirements
  • The Composite Structures Technician apprenticeship consists of 5,700 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 300 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 6,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.