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Advanced College Diploma - Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Advanced College Diploma - Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Advanced College Diploma - Aircraft Maintenance Technician

  • ID:PC10001
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

  • Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C with a grade of 60% or higher) or Grade 11 (MCF3M with a grade of 50% or higher) or equivalent.

  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

English Requirements

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Course Information

The two-year Aircraft Maintenance Technician Ontario College Diploma program gives you hands-on experience to help propel you into your future. You study at the Ottawa campus as well as at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

Through a series of classroom-based courses and extensive practical labs, you acquire the skills specific to becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. Learn through the repair and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems within an aircraft, including:

  • hydraulics

  • fuel systems

  • environmental instrumentation

  • engine

  • control surfaces and undercarriage

  • repair of the aircraft body

Because of an expected higher-than-normal retirement rate of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, and the recent growth in the aviation sector, an increasing number of job opportunities is expected.

To become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Transport Canada requires you to complete two years of basic training at an approved institution, followed by 48 months of full-time employment and proof that specific maintenance tasks have been completed. Graduates of this program with high academic standing are eligible for accelerated accreditation by Transport Canada, which provides an 18-month experience credit towards a Transport Canada AME license.

You should be prepared for entry-level positions, which may be available in smaller airports or centres, and may include rotating shift work.

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Level: 01

  • AIR1090 Safety and Human Factors

  • AIR1100 Piston Engines and Propellers I

  • AIR1110 Sheet Metal and Aircraft Structures

  • AIR1120 Tools, Materials, and Processes I

  • AIR1130 Theory of Flight

  • AIR1140 Aircraft Publications

  • AIR1150 Aircraft Applied Mathematics

  • AIR1160 Electrical Fundamentals

  • Avionics I  Knowledge of avionics systems is foundational to maintaining and troubleshooting aircraft

  • ENL1813T Communications I

Level: 02

  • AIR1350 Turbine Engines I

  • AIR1360 Aircraft Hydraulics and Landing Gear

  • AIR1370 Canadian Aviation Regulations

  • AIR1380 Hangar Maintenance Procedures

  • AIR1390 Airframe Systems

  • AIR1400 Aircraft Solid State and Data Bus Logic

  • AIR1420 Power Generation and Distribution

  • AIR1430 Aircraft Instruments

  • AIR2490 Piston Engines II

  • GEN0351 Strategies for Learning

Level: 03

  • AIR1410 Avionics II

  • AIR2480 Materials and Processes II

  • AIR2500 Rotary Wing Controls

  • AIR2510 Maintenance Procedures I

  • AIR2520 Turbine Engines II

  • ENL8830 Communications II

  • GED1522A General Education Elective

Level: 04

  • AIR2530 Propellers

  • AIR2540 Aircraft Inspection

  • AIR2550 M1 and M2 Aircraft System Maintenance

  • AIR2560 Maintenance Procedures II

  • GED1522 General Education Elective

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Graduates may find employment as an aircraft maintenance technician in areas of local, regional and national manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overall of aircraft and components

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