Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train to repair navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024, Aviation Campus – North Bay

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.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

AMT500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics
AVN550 Installation Practices I
AVN551 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 (AVT Sem 2)

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
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVT Sem 3)

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
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVT 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 $445 - $4972.38
2 $3207 $1165.38 - - $4372.38

2023-24 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $17616.58 $1900.38 $445 - $19961.96
2 $17616.58 $1745.38 - - $19361.96


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

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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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.