School of Aviation Technology

Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train to repair navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems


Train under skilled professionals to repair and maintain aircraft electrical and electronics systems including communication, navigation surveillance and flight guidance systems.

This program is approved by Transport Canada.

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

Your Future Career

  • Avionics repair stations
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Air carriers - local, regional and international

What You Learn

  • Science and aerodynamics
  • Navigation systems and aircraft instrumentation
  • Communication and surveillance systems
  • Flight management and flight guidance systems
  • Equipment installation practices and techniques
  • Airframe and power plant maintenance

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 either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Semester 1

AMT 500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics
AMT 550 Installation Practices I
AMT 551 Basic Electricity & Electronics
MTH 116 Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance Technicians

Semester 2

AVN 650 Installation Practices II
AVN 651 Electronic Circuits & Communication Systems
AVN 652 Digital & Microcomputer Techniques
AVN 653 Basic Aircraft Structures
CMM 140 Technical Writing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

AVN 751 Communication Systems I
AVN 753 Aircraft System Maintenance I
AVN 754 Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance
AVN 755 Navigation Systems I
AVN 756 Aircraft Electrical Systems
AVN 757 Aircraft Instrumentation
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 4

AMT 600 Maintenance Management & Human Factors
AMT 800 Canadian Aviation Regulations
AMT 850 Aircraft Systems Integration & Troubleshooting
AVN 851 Communication Systems II
AVN 853 Aircraft System Maintenance II
AVN 855 Navigation Systems II
AVN 858 Flight Management Systems
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Ontario College Diploma

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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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 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:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139