School of Aviation Technology

Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

The aviation industry is growing, and skilled professionals are in high demand.


Train hands-on on actual aircraft! 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.

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 maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul

What You Learn

  • Aerodynamics for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft
  • Gas turbine and reciprocating engines
  • Maintenance, repair and troubleshooting
  • 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

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

Semester 1

AMT 500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics
AMT 501 Materials and Processes
AMT 502 Aircraft Standard Practices
AMT 503 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
AMT 504 Aircraft Handling Procedures
AMT 505 Basic Aircraft Electricity (DC)
AMT 506 Aircraft Drawings
MTH 511 Technical Mathematics for the AME

Semester 2

AMT 600 Maintenance Management and Human Factors
AMT 601 Composite Aircraft Structures
AMT 602 Stressed Skin Structures
AMT 603 Rotary Wing Aircraft I
AMT 604 Aircraft Maintenance I
AMT 605 Basic Aircraft Electricity (AC)
AMT 606 Piston Engines I
AMT 607 Turbine Engines I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

AMT 702 Advanced Aircraft Systems
AMT 703 Rotary Wing Aircraft II
AMT 704 Aircraft Maintenance II
AMT 706 Piston Engines II
AMT 707 Turbine Engines II
AMT 708 Avionics Systems I
AMT 715 Aircraft Electrical Systems I
CMM 140 Technical Writing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 4

AMT 800 Canadian Aviation Regulations
AMT 802 Aircraft Equipment Familiarization
AMT 803 Rotary Wing Aircraft III
AMT 806 Piston Engines III
AMT 807 Turbine Engines III
AMT 808 Avionics Systems II
AMT 815 Aircraft Electrical Systems II
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 3358.8 $1055 - - $4413.8
2 3358.8 $1055 $50 - $4463.8

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

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You will also need:

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

View course outlines

Note: Approval by the program coordinator is required. Any gap in study may result in having to repeat courses.

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Structures – 1 year to complete
  • Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics – 1 year to complete
  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139