Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Learn from experienced professors with an emphasis on practical training


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024, Aviation Campus – North Bay

Train hands-on on actual working 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 knowledge you need for apprenticeship employment. This program is approved by Transport Canada.

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

Your Future Career

  • Aircraft and helicopter maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul
  • Maintenance management and oversight

What You Learn

  • Fixed wing and rotary wing aerodynamics
  • Turbine and reciprocating engine theory and maintenance
  • Aircraft inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Electrical and avionics systems operation and troubleshooting
  • Aircraft metal and composite inspection and repair

Recognized by the Canadian Armed Foces

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 12 Math (C), or (U), Recommended courses include: Gr 12 Math (MCT4C). Senior level physics.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

AMT121 Aerodynamics and Technical Drawings
AMT123 Standard Practices
AMT124 Materials and Inspection
AMT127 Piston Engines I
AMT128 DC Circuits and Wiring Techniques
MTH511 Technical Mathematics for AME
STS100 Strategies for Success

Semester 2

AMT222 Regulations and Management I
AMT223 Servicing, Inspection and Maintenance I
AMT225 Sheet Metal Repair
AMT226 Aircraft Systems
AMT227 Piston Engines II
AMT228 AC Circuits
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 2)

Semester 3

AMT325 Composite Materials and Repair
AMT326 Rotary Wing I
AMT327 Turbine Engines I
AMT328 Electrical Generation and Distribution
AMT329 Basic Avionics Systems
CMM140 Technical Writing I

Semester 4

AMT422 Regulations and Management II
AMT423 Servicing, Inspection and Maintenance II
AMT426 Rotary Wing II
AMT427 Turbine Engines II
AMT429 Advanced Avionics Systems
AMT436 System Diagrams, Troubleshooting and Repair
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 4)

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1362.5 $550 - $5119.5
2 $3207 $1200.5 $400 - $4807.5

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $18497.4 $1942.5 $550 - $20989.9
2 $18497.4 $1780.5 $400 - $20677.9

Custom Designed Course Kits

Canadore College has partnered with Muskoka Auto Parts Ltd. (H.E. Brown) to ensure students have the mandatory tools required for the Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics programs. These tools are required for the first day of school to enable students to participate in the practical classes. To support students throughout their careers, the tool kits feature professional-quality tools that come with a lifetime guarantee.

Order your kit here!
Note: Students may purchase tools from other vendors


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Diploma
Successful students receive 18 months accreditation toward the AME "M" category licence.

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.