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Aviation and Aerospace SHSM

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The SHSM-Aviation and Aerospace enables students to navigate the ever-changing nature of aviation and aerospace, the complexity of supply chain dynamics, and the accelerated pace of change in the aerospace sector.

Core industries in this sector include:

  • maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for aircraft, engines, avionics, systems, and equipment
  • design and manufacturing of commercial aircraft, engines, systems, avionics, equipment, and components
  • flight operations (e.g., pilot training, airport services, air traffic control, and space and equipment handling)

The Aviation & Aerospace SHSM is offered at Sir Winston Churchill

Bundle of Grade 11 and 12 Courses

  • Four sector-specific courses such as Aviation, Transportation and Manufacturing
  • Three other required courses: English, Math, and Science or Business or Canadian and World Studies
  • Two Cooperative Education credits in an aviation-related placement

Speak to your guidance counsellor or SHSM subject teachers for specific pathway courses for your school

Coop placements could include working at places like John C Munro Airport, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, and small engine repair shops.


Apprenticeship Training
Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Major Credits
One credit may be substituted with a cooperative education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
English including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Mathematics including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Canadian and World Studies or Business Studies or Science including a CLA
May be substituted with 1 cooperative
education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
1 1 1 1
Cooperative Education 2 2 2 2
Total number of credits 9 9 9 9


This SHSM sector requires students to complete a specified number of compulsory and elective sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs, as indicated in the following table.

Three (3) compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED) Standard First Aid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction


Four (4) electives from the list below

basic electrical safety compass/map/global positioning system (GPS)  computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)  confined space awareness
 customer service  elevated work platforms  environmental compliance  environmental spill
 ergonomics  fall protection  fire safety and fire extinguisher use  health and safety – basic
 Working at Heights  leadership skills  lockout/tagging  portfolio development
 project management  propane safety  sector-specific vehicle operation and safety  transit security

Experiential Learning

  • Visits to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, John C Munro Airport, and Toronto International Airport
  • In Class Flight Simulation
  • Participation in Skilled Trades Competitions
  • Job Shadowing, Job Twinning, Short Term Work Experience with an Aviation Professional

Reach Ahead Examples

  • Talks with pilots, airline mechanics and other airport staff
  • Visits to post-secondary institutions offering aviation and aerospace programs
  • Attending guest lectures

Occupations in the Arts & Culture Sector

The following table provides examples of occupations in the arts and culture sector, with corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, sorted according to the type of postsecondary education or training the occupations would normally require.

Apprenticeship Training


  • Aircraft Instrument, Electrical, and Avionics Mechanic, Technician, and Inspector 2244
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician 7261
  • Aircraft Mechanic and Aircraft Inspector 7315
  • Aircraft Welder 7265
  • Aviation Machinist 7231
  • Aircraft Instruments, Electrical and Avionics Mechanics, Technicians and Inspectors 2244
  • Air Pilot, Flight Engineer, and Flying Instructor 2271
  • Air Traffic Controller and Related Occupations 2272
  • Electronic Service Technician 2242
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist and Technician 2232
  • Metal Fabricator Fitter 7263
  • Meteorological Technician 2213
  • Non-destructive Tester and Inspector 2261
  • Quality Control Technician 2233



  • Aerospace Engineer 2146
  • Avionics Engineer 2133
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer 2141
  • Mechanical Engineer 2132
  • Air Traffic Controller 2272
  • Air Transport Ramp Attendant 7437
  • Aircraft Assembler and Aircraft Assembly Inspector 9481
  • Airline Sales and Service Agent 6433
  • Material Handler 7452
  • Transportation and Crew Scheduler 1476
Updated on Tuesday, September 05, 2023.
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