Dual-Credit Aviation I

Designed for: students in grades 11 or 12

Delivery: Blended

Length: 4 months

Intake: Winter 2025


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.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is the right fit for students in Grade 11 or 12 who:

  • are interested in pursuing further post-secondary education or a career in aircraft maintenance;
  • have an aptitude for math; and
  • are comfortable independently completing online coursework.

Pathways to Post Secondary

ASYS-245 is featured in SAIT’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology.

Download pathways for Aircraft Systems I and II

Admission requirements

Students should be entering grade 11 or 12 in the same academic year as they begin ASYS-245.

In order to be successful in this SAIT program, students are recommended to be on track to successfully pass the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 50%

  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30, and
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2

There may be other pre-requisite or co-requisites required by the school board for admission into this dual-credit program. Check with your local school board for further information.

To qualify for graduation from SAIT, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete the course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

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How to apply

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Course codes and course names
Course code Course name SAIT credits High school credits
ASYS-245 Aircraft Systems I 3.0 Up to 5.0

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