Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Structures

Male and female student working on the inside of a plane

Program at a glance

Program code: 
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Length of study: 
3 Year
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Learn the complexities of aircraft maintenance with an advanced specialization in the repair and overhaul of airframe structures in this multidisciplinary program. Receive theoretical and practical training on fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Learn to troubleshoot vital aircraft components and systems including the engine, hydraulics and landing gear. Intensive structures training in the third year includes: damage inspection and evaluation, manufacturing and repair techniques, and advanced fitting and assembly procedures.

Note: This program has been designed to enable students to enhance their education and build upon their aircraft maintenance skills with an additional specification in Avionics. The first two years of the program are common with the Aircraft Technician – Aircraft Maintenance program. Transfer opportunities exist for graduates of a Transport Canada Accredited School who have met the applicable requirements of STD566.10

Successful completion of this program will result in 24 months accreditation toward an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Category M Licence. This is the first program of its kind in Ontario and first in Canada to be eligible for the full 24 month accreditation granted by Transport Canada.


Your Future Career

What You Learn

  • Senior maintenance management positions
  • Aircraft mechanic/inspector
  • Aircraft servicing, repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul
  • Aircraft wood, tubular and fabric repair
  • Aircraft structural assembly
  • Advanced Sheet metal and composite repair and fabrication processes
  • Technical drawing
  • Avionics systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft hydraulic systems
  • Gas turbine and reciprocating engines
  • Aircraft aluminum and composite structures and repairs
  • Aircraft handling, ground running and taxiing

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Admission Requirements: 

Admission Requirements

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


Recommended Courses

PHY3 or PHY4 and MCT4


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Semester One - Fall:

AMT 500

AMT 501

AMT 502

AMT 503

AMT 504

AMT 505

AMT 506

MTH 511

Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics

Materials and Processes

Aircraft Standard Practices

Aircraft Hydraulic Systems

Aircraft Handling Procedures

Basic Aircraft Electricity (DC)

Aircraft Drawings

Technical Mathematics for the AME


Semester Two - Winter:

AMT 600

AMT 601

AMT 602

AMT 603

AMT 604

AMT 605

AMT 606

AMT 607


Maintenance Management and Human Factors

Composite Aircraft Structures

Stressed Skin Structures

Rotary Wing Aircraft I

Aircraft Maintenance I

Basic Aircraft Electricity (AC)

Piston Engines I

Turbine Engines I

Gen Ed Elective Online


Semester Three - Fall:

AMT 702

AMT 703

AMT 704

AMT 706

AMT 707

AMT 708

AMT 715

CMM 140


Advanced Aircraft Systems

Rotary Wing Aircraft II

Aircraft Maintenance II

Piston Engines II

Turbine Engines II

Avionics Systems I

Aircraft Electrical Systems I

Technical Writing I

Gen Ed Elective Online


Semester Four - Winter:

AMT 800

AMT 802

AMT 803

AMT 806

AMY 807

AMY 808

AMT 815


Canadian Aviation Regulations

Aircraft Equipment Familiarization

Rotary Wing Aircraft III

Piston Engines III

Turbine Engines III

Avionics Systems II

Aircraft Electrical Systems II

Gen Ed Elective Online


Semester Five - Fall:

ASR 300

ASR 301

ASR 303

ASR 304

ASR 390

Aircraft Wood, Tubular, and Fabric Repair

Aircraft Structural Assembly I

Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair I

Composite Materials/Repair I

Technical Drawing/Information Interpretation


Semester Six - Winter:

ASR 401

ASR 402

ASR 403

ASR 404

Aircraft Structural Assembly II

Aircraft Sheet Metal Fabrication Processes

Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair II

Advanced Composite Materials/Repairs

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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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