Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train to repair navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2021, 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

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

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 (AVM Sem 2)

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 (AVM Sem 3)

Semester 4

AMT 600 Maintenance Management & Human Factors
AMT 800 Canadian Aviation Regulations
AVN 850 Aircraft Systems Integration & Troubleshooting
AVN 851 Communication Systems II
AVN853 Aircraft System Maintenance II
AVN855 Navigation Systems II
AVN858 Flight Management Systems
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVM Sem 4)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $908 $445 - $4560
2 $3207 $758 - - $3965

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $15680.1 $1488 $445 - $17613.1
2 $15680.1 $1338 - - $17018.1

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

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

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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