With some four billion people flying commercially each year, safety is the top priority for airlines. That means that this job makes you one of the most valuable technicians in the world.
Airworthiness pertains to the ability of an aircraft to complete necessary functions in a safe and efficient manner so that it can take to the sky, stay there and reach its destination. This requires going through every facet of the plane to ensure it is able to fly and safely perform before the pilot even considers taking the craft to the air. It means having those repair designs approved, passing necessary certifications to have passengers on board and permission to occupy the designated air space. When these and the environmental protection requirements are met, a certificate of airworthiness is issued by the civil aviation authority where the aircraft is registered. Then you’re ready for take off.
This is a career with great responsibility and great reward. According to the Government of Canada labour market stats, salaries can reach over $50 an hour. And this program can get you there.
With us, you’ll train in inspection, maintenance, and repair of aircraft and aircraft components. Some of the duties you’ll undertake include troubleshooting and repair for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, and aircraft systems and avionics, ground handling and routine inspection for aviation safety and airworthiness, and power plant and structural repairs.
You'll have the chops and the certifications to work on anything from airliners to helicopters to fighter jets. There are no boring days at work here. In this crucial role, your senses are honed, your concentration is absolute, and time at work really does fly.
It’s time to embark upon your exciting new career. Apply now!
• Attain three Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licenses: M1-Small aircraft, M2- Large aircraft and E-Avionics
• Accreditation by Transport Canada - meets the basic training requirements for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license categories “M1”, “M2” and “E”
• Transport Canada-granted 21-month experience credit towards the 48 months required, and credit for having completed the required knowledge exams
• Qualify to write an exam in Aircraft Maintenance Regulations to acquire an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s license.
Did You Know?
• According to international independent subject matter experts, global civil aircraft production revenues are forecasted to return to their 2019 pre-pandemic levels by 2024, one year earlier than initially forecasted.
• In 2021, the Canadian aerospace industry contributed over $24B in GDP and close to 200,000 jobs to the Canadian economy.
• About 13,100 openings for aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians are projected each year.
• Overall employment of aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031.
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2 State of Canadian Aerospace Industry (canada.ca)
Upon successful completion of this program graduates will be able to:
- Exhibit safety practices in the aviation industry.
- Exhibit skills and knowledge required to work in the aircraft maintenance field.
- Apply related knowledge that supports technical training.
- Exhibit professional behaviors expected in the aircraft industry
- Meet the requirements for three Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licenses: M1-Small aircraft, M2- Large aircraft and E-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.
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 eight 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
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