Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance

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Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Diploma
Length of study: 
2 years
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Canada’s aviation industry is predicting a huge shortage of skilled aircraft maintenance personnel across the country over the next two decades. Train under skilled professionals to repair and maintain aircraft electrical and electronics systems including communication, navigation surveillance and flight guidance systems.


This program is approved by Transport Canada.


Note: Graduates will receive 18 months’ accreditation towards a Transport Canada-issued Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence, Category E. Class attendance is mandatory.


Your Future Career

  • Avionics repair stations
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Air carriers - local, regional and international

What You Learn

  • Science and aerodynamics
  • Navigation systems and aircraft instrumentation
  • Airframe and power plant maintenance
  • Communication and surveillance systems
  • Flight management and flight guidance systems
  • Equipment installation practices and techniques

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Aircraft Electronics Association Member


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 preserve a high standard of maintenance and flight safety, students having missed more that 5% (90 hours) of the course through absences will not qualify for the experience credit of 18 months that is applied to the 48-month Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category “E” apprenticeship.


Semester One - Fall:

AMT500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics

AVN550 Installation Practices I

AVN551 Basic Electricity and Electronics

MTH116 Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance Technicians


Semester Two - Winter:

AVN650 Installation Practices II

AVN651 Electronic Circuits and Communication Systems

AVN652 Digital and Microcomputer Techniques

AVN653 Basic Aircraft Structures

CMM140 Technical Writing I (14 wks)

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Three - Fall:

AVN751 Communication Systems I

AVN753 Aircraft System Maintenance I

AVN754 Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance

AVN755Navigation Systems I

AVN756 Aircraft Electrical Systems

AVN757 Aircraft Instrumentation

GENEDGeneral Education Elective - Online


Semester Four - Winter:

AMT600 Maintenance Management and Human Factors

AMT800 Canadian Aviation Regulations

AVN850 Aircraft Systems Integration and Troubleshooting

AVN851 Communication Systems II

AVN853 Aircraft System Maintenance II

AVN855 Navigation Systems II

AVN858 Flight Management Systems

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: 


Approved by Transport Canada, as part of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category “E” license.

Upon successful completion, candidates will receive a two-year diploma and 18 months’ credit towards their Transport Canada licensing requirement.

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