Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance

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Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years
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Train hands-on on actual aircraft! The aviation industry is growing, and skilled professionals are in high demand. Learn to troubleshoot vital aircraft components and systems, including piston and turbine engines, electrical systems, hydraulics and navigation and communication systems. Study the challenging complexities of fixed and rotary wing aircraft while gaining the theoretical skills you need for apprenticeship employment.

The program is approved by Transport Canada and CCAA (Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace).

Note: Graduates receive 18 months of accreditation towards a Transport Canada issued Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Licence, Category M. Class attendance is mandatory.



Career Opportunities

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul

What You Learn

  • Aerodynamics for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft
  • Gas turbine and reciprocating engines
  • Maintenance, repair and trouble shooting
  • Power and drive train component maintenance
  • Sheet metal structures and repairs
  • Composite structures and repairs
  • Aircraft handling and taxiing
  • Communication and navigation systems
  • Electrical systems

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Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U and Gr 12 Math (C) or (U)


Grade 12 Math - MCT4C, Senior level physics

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Attendance policy: 

The attendance policy adopted by the School of Aviation conforms to the Transport Canada policy for Approved Training Organizations. To ensure a high standard of maintenance and preserve flight safety, students having missed more than 5% (90 hours) of the course through absences will not qualify for the experience credit of 18.


Semester One - Fall:

AMT500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics

AMT501 Materials and Processes

AMT502 Aircraft Standard Practices

AMT503 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

AMT504 Aircraft Handling Procedures

AMT505 Basic Aircraft Electricity (DC)

AMT506 Aircraft Drawings

MTH511 Technical Mathematics for the AME


Semester Two - Winter:

AMT600 Maintenance Management and Human Factors

AMT601 Composite Aircraft Structures

AMT602 Stressed Skin Structures

AMT603 Rotary Wing Aircraft I

AMT604 Aircraft Maintenance I

AMT605 Basic Aircraft Electricity (AC)

AMT606 Piston Engines I


Turbine Engines I

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Three - Fall:

AMT702 Advanced Aircraft Systems

AMT703 Rotary Wing Aircraft II

AMT704 Aircraft Maintenance II

AMT706 Piston Engines II

AMT707 Turbine Engines II

AMT708 Avionics Systems I

AMT715Aircraft Electrical Systems I

CMM140 Technical Writing I

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Four - Winter:

AMT800 Canadian Aviation Regulations

AMT802 Aircraft Equipment Familiarization

AMT803 Rotary Wing Aircraft III

AMT806 Piston Engines III

AMT807 Turbine Engines III

AMT808 Avionics Systems II

AMT815Aircraft Electrical Systems II

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online

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Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Additional Credentials: 


This course is approved and accredited by Transport Canada. The diploma entitles graduates to receive 18 months' accreditation toward an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's License, Category "M" assuming attendance requirements are met.

Canadore has CCAA accreditation.

Approved by Transport Canada.



  • WHMIS Certification
  • Human Factors Certificate
  • Restricted Radio Operators Certificate

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