This two-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technician program offers training in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of aircraft and aircraft components. Some of the duties include:
- Perform aviation safety and airworthiness inspections
- Troubleshoot and repair fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
- Safely perform ground handling and routine inspections
- Perform power plant and structural repairs
- Troubleshoot and repair aircraft systems and avionics
This program is accredited by Transport Canada as meeting the basic training requirements for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license categories “M1”, “M2” and “E”. Transport Canada also grants qualified graduates a 21-month experience credit towards the 48 months required and credit for having completed the required knowledge exams. After successful completion of this program and the required work experience, apprentices qualify to write an exam in Aircraft Maintenance Regulations to acquire an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license.
- Demonstrate safety practices in the aviation industry.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge required to work in the aircraft maintenance field.
- Develop and strengthen the related knowledge and skill in subjects which complement and support the technical training.
- Demonstrate positive attitudes and behavior that will enable me to become successful in the industry.
- Meet the requirements for three Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licenses: M1-Small aircraft, M2- Large aircraft and E-Avionics
Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% average in nine level 3000 credits, or equivalent, including Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
i. Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
ii. Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with MA1040
(Math Fundamentals 1) and MA1041
(Math Fundamentals II) OR clearing High School course deficiencies through Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) individual courses.
3. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a Degree and Technical Profile (or Business Related College Profile), including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. Mathematics: 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B and 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses, including those outlined above, have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
5. International Applicants – English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
- Fixed wing airlines
- Helicopter operators
- Rotary commercial airlines
- Aircraft manufacturers
- Repair and overhaul companies
- Private operators
- Flying schools
- Government departments