Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Learn from experienced professors with an emphasis on practical training


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, 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.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

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 2

AMT600 Maintenance Management & 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
AMT607 Turbine Engines I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 2)

Semester 3

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
AMT715 Aircraft Electrical Systems I
CMM140 Technical Writing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 3)

Semester 4

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
AMT815 Aircraft Electrical Systems II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 4)

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1290.98 $770 - $5267.98
2 $3207 $1140.98 $400 - $4747.98

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $16777.7 $1870.98 $770 - $19418.68
2 $16777.7 $1720.98 $400 - $18898.68

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

You will also need:

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student 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

View course outlines

Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics – 8 months to complete
Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Structures – 8 months to complete
Business Management – 8 months to complete
Human Resources Management – 8 months to complete
Project Management – Information Technology – 8 months to complete
Recreation and Leisure Services (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Recreation Therapy (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete
Strength and Sport Conditioning (Fast Track) – 8 months to complete

*Please note: Approval by the program coordinator for aviation programs are required. Any gap in study may result in having to repeat courses.

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