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:
- fuel systems
- environmental instrumentation
- 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.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Function well both individually and in a team environment.
- Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Are able to effectively handle physically demanding situations.
- Have an appreciation for precise and accurate work.
- Are mechanically inclined.