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.

Semester 1

AMT121 Aerodynamics and Technical Drawings
AVN123 Basic Electronics I
AVN124 Basic Electronics 1 Lab
AVN126 Installation Techniques I
CMM140 Technical Writing I
MTH132 Avionics Mathematics- Aviation

Semester 2

AMT222 Regulations and Management I
AVN223 Aircraft Electrical Systems
AVN224 Aircraft Maintenance I Structures
AVN226 Aircraft Maintenance II Powerplant
AVN228 Installation Techniques II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVM Sem 2.1)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVM Sem 2.2)

Semester 3

AVN322 Communication Systems I
AVN324 Digital Theory Principals
AVN326 Basic Electronics II
AVN328 Basic Electronics II Lab
AVN330 Navigation Systems I
AVN332 Installation Techniques III

Semester 4

AMT422 Regulations and Management II
AVN422 Communications Systems II
AVN424 Aircraft Maintenance III Aircraft Systems
AVN426 Navigation Systems II
AVN428 Avionics Systems
AVN430 Installation Techniques IV
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AVM Sem 4)

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1362.5 $550 - $5119.5
2 $3207 $1200.5 - - $4407.5

2024-25 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $18497.4 $1942.5 $550 - $20989.9
2 $18497.4 $1780.5 - - $20277.9

Custom Designed Course Kits

Canadore College has partnered with Muskoka Auto Parts Ltd. (H.E. Brown) to ensure students have the mandatory tools required for the Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics programs. These tools are required for the first day of school to enable students to participate in the practical classes. To support students throughout their careers, the tool kits feature professional-quality tools that come with a lifetime guarantee.

Order your kit here!

Note: Students may purchase tools from other vendors


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.