Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Learn from experienced professors with an emphasis on practical training


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2023, 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 & Aerodynamics
AMT501 Materials & 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 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 System II
AMT815 Aircraft Electrical Systems II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMT Sem 4)

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1320.38 $770 - $5297.38
2 $3207 $1165.38 $400 - $4772.38

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $17616.58 $1900.38 $770 - $20286.96
2 $17616.58 $1745.38 $400 - $19761.96


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

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

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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.