School of Aviation Technology

Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train to repair navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems


Canada's aviation industry is predicting a huge shortage of skilled aircraft maintenance personnel across the country over the next two decades. Train under skilled professionals to repair and maintain aircraft electrical and electronics systems. 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 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 provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

AMT500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics
AMT550 Installation Practices I
AMT551 Basic Electricity & Electronics
MTH116 Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance Technicians

Semester 2

AVN650 Installation Practices II
AVN651 Electronic Circuits & Communication Systems
AVN652 Digital & Microcomputer Techniques
AVN653 Basic Aircraft Structures
CMM140 Technical Writing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online

Semester 3

AVN751 Communication Systems I
AVN753 Aircraft System Maintenance I
AVN754 Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance
AVN755 Navigation Systems I
AVN756 Aircraft Electrical Systems
AVN757 Aircraft Instrumentation

Semester 4

AMT600 Maintenance Management & Human Factors
AMT800 Canadian Aviation Regulations
AVN850 Aircraft Systems Integration & Troubleshooting
AVN851 Communication Systems II
AVN853 Aircraft System Maintenance II
AVN855 Navigation Systems II
AVN858 Flight Management Systems

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $5223.72
2 $3207 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $4358.72

2019-2020 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14780 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $16553.72
2 $14780 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $16418.72
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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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

Explore these opportunities and more through Canadore’s Transfer and Pathway

For more information, please contact the Pathways Officer:

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139