Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Structures

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Learn all the complexities of aircraft maintenance with an advanced specialization in the repair and overhaul of airframe structures


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2024, Aviation Campus – North Bay

This multidisciplinary program offers theoretical and practical training on fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Learn to troubleshoot vital aircraft components and systems including the engine, hydraulics and landing gear. Intensive structures training in the third year includes: damage inspection and evaluation, manufacturing and repair techniques, and advanced fitting and assembly procedures.

Your Future Career

  • Senior maintenance management positions
  • Aircraft mechanic/inspector
  • Aircraft servicing, repair and maintenance
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Component overhaul

What You Learn

  • Aircraft wood, tubular and fabric repair
  • Aircraft structural assembly
  • Advanced sheet metal and composite repair and fabrication processes
  • Technical drawing
  • Avionics systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft hydraulic systems
  • Gas turbine and reciprocating engines
  • Aircraft aluminum and composite structures and repairs
  • Aircraft handling, ground running and taxiing

Recognized by the Canadian Armed Foces


  • (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 Structures. 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 or 12 months towards Category S. 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. 
  • Graduates from other Transport Canada accredited aircraft maintenance programs may apply for advanced standing into the third year. 

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
AMT123 Standard Practices
AMT124 Materials and Inspection
AMT127 Piston Engines I
AMT128 DC Circuits and Wiring Techniques
MTH511 Technical Mathematics for the AME
STS100 Strategies for Success

Semester 2

AMT222 Regulations and Management I
AMT223 Servicing, Inspection and Maintenance I
AMT225 Sheet Metal Repair
AMT226 Aircraft Systems
AMT227 Piston Engines II
AMT228 AC Circuits
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMS Sem 2)

Semester 3

AMT325 Composite Materials and Repair
AMT326 Rotary Wing I
AMT327 Turbine Engines I
AMT328 Electrical Generation and Distribution
AMT329 Basic Avionics Systems
CMM140 Technical Writing I

Semester 4

AMT422 Regulations and Management II
AMT423 Servicing, Inspection and Maintenance II
AMT426 Rotary Wing II
AMT427 Turbine Engines II
AMT429 Advanced Avionics Systems
AMT436 System Diagrams, Troubleshooting and Repair
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AMS Sem 4)

Semester 5

ASR130 Aircraft Basic Science
ASR140 Workplace Safety, Tools and Equipment
ASR150 Composite Materials & Repair I
ASR152 Sheet Metal Fabrication and Repair I
ASR154 Aircraft Wood, Tublar & Fabric Repair

Semester 6

ASR250 Composite Materials & Repair II
ASR252 Sheet Metal Fabrication and Repair II
ASR254 Aircraft Materials and Processes
ASR256 Aircraft Fasteners
ASR260 Aircraft Fluid Lines and Thermoplastics

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1362.5 $550 - $5119.5
2 $3207 $1200.5 $400 - $4807.5
3 $3207 $1200.5 - - $4407.5

2024-25 3 years Ontario College Advanced 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 $400 - $20677.9
3 $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!


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 Advanced Diploma
Successful student receive 24 months accreditation toward the AME "M" category licence

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

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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.