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 2023, 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.

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 (AST 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 (AST 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 (AST Sem 4)

Semester 5

ASR300 Aircraft Wood, Tubular, and Fabric Repair
ASR301 Aircraft Structural Assembly I
ASR303 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair I
ASR304 Composite Materials/Repair I
ASR392 Technical Drawing/Information Interpretation
ASR395 Principles and Applications for the AME

Semester 6

ASR401 Aircraft Structural Assembly II
ASR402 Aircraft Sheet Metal Fabrication Processes
ASR403 Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair II
ASR404 Advanced Composite Materials/Repairs

2022-23 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1290.98 $770 - $5267.98
2 $3207 $1140.98 $400 - $4747.98
3 $3207 $1140.98 - - $4347.98

2022-23 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $16777.7 $1870.98 $770 - $19418.68
2 $16777.7 $1720.98 $400 - $18898.68
3 $16777.7 $1720.98 - - $18498.68

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

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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 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.

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