School of Aviation Technology

Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Receive theoretical and practical training on fixed and rotary wing aircraft


The aviation industry is growing and skilled professionals are in high demand. Learn all of the complexities of aircraft maintenance with an advanced specialization in avionics in this multidisciplinary program. Receive theoretical and practical training on components and systems including engine, hydraulics and landing gear. Intensive avionics training in the third year includes learning to install and configure aeronautical sub-systems and components contained within aircraft structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, communication, navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems.

Your Future Career

  • Senior maintenance management positions
  • Aircraft mechanic/inspector
  • Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors
  • Aircraft servicing, repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul

What You Learn

  • Flight management systems
  • Navigation and communication systems
  • Aircraft instrumentation
  • Avionics systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft hydraulic systems
  • Gas turbine and reciprocating aircraft engines
  • Sheet metal and composite structures and repairs
  • Aircraft handling, ground running and taxiing

Recognized by the Canadian Armed Foces

Note: (i) This program has been designed to enable students to enhance their education and build upon their aircraft maintenance skills with an additional specification in Avionics. The first two years of the program are common with the Aviation Technician- Aircraft Maintenance program. Transfer opportunities exist for graduates of a Transport Canada accredited school who have met the applicable requirements of STD566.10. (ii) Successful completion of these programs will result in 24 months accreditation toward an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Category M Licence. These are the first programs of their kind in Ontario and first in Canada to be eligible for the full 24-month accreditation granted by Transport Canada. Class attendance is mandatory. 

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.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

AMT500 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics
AMT501 Materials and Processes
AMT502 Aircraft Standard Practices
AMT503 Aircraft Hydraulic Systems
AMT504 Aircraft Handling Procedures
AMT505 Basic Aircraft Electricity (DC)
AMT506 Aircraft Drawings
MTH511 Technical Mathematics for the AME

Semester 2

AMT600 Maintenance Management & Human Factors
AMT601 Composite Aircraft Structures
AMT602 Stressed Skin Structures
AMT603 Rotary Wing Aircraft I
AMT604 Aircraft Maintenance I
AMT605 Basic Aircraft Electricity (AC)
AMT606 Piston Engines I
AMT607 Turbine Engines I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMV Sem 2)

Semester 3

AMT702 Advanced Aircraft Systems
AMT703 Rotary Wing Aircraft II
AMT704 Aircraft Maintenance II
AMT706 Piston Engines II
AMT707 Turbine Engines II
AMT708 Avionics Systems I
AMT715 Aircraft Electrical Systems I
CMM140 Technical Writing I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMV Sem 3)

Semester 4

AMT800 Canadian Aviation Regulations
AMT802 Aircraft Equipment Familiarization
AMT803 Rotary Wing Aircraft III
AMT806 Piston Engines III
AMT807 Turbine Engines III
AMT808 Avionics Systems II
AMT815 Aircraft Electrical Systems II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMV Sem 4)

Semester 5

AVN751 Communication Systems I
AVN755 Navigation Systems I
AVN757 Aircraft Instrumentation

Semester 6

AVN850 Aircraft Systems Integration & Troubleshooting
AVN851 Communication Systems II
AVN855 Navigation Systems II
AVN858 Flight Management Systems

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1046.72 - 1186.72 $830 - $5223.72
2 $3207 $911.72 - 1051.72 $100 - $4358.72
3 $3207 $911.72 - 1051.72 - - $4258.72

2019-2020 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14780 $1696.72 - 1773.72 $830 - $17383.72
2 $14780 $1561.72 - 1638.72 $100 - $16518.72
3 $14780 $1561.72 - 1638.72 - - $16418.72
Ontario College Advanced 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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