Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance - 269

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Take flight with hands-on training in our operational living lab (an airplane!)
Overview

Please note: This program involves travel between the the Hamilton International Airport and Stoney Creek Campus, as well as the Fennell Campus.

  • Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) accredited courses. Transport Canada Approved Program
  • Prepare for Certification by Transport Canada as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer AME-M
  • Upon completion, this two year training program will take 18 months off the 48 months of practical work experience required for Transport Canada certification

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

Note: students will attend courses at several locations:

Read the Aviation Student Handbook (opens PDF, 1.5mb).

Program Highlights

This Transport Canada approved program provides theory and hands-on training to prepare students for certification by Transport Canada as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer AME-M.

  • Practice using state-of-the-art facilities at Mohawk’s Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses and the Hamilton International Airport
  • Inspect vintage aircraft to modern light aircraft, heavy jet transports and helicopters
  • Upon completion, this two year training program will provide up to 18 months credit towards the 48 months practical work experience required for certification

Program Coordinator

Contact Douglas for 1st year inquiries, and Mark for 2nd year questions.

Applicants to the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Diploma program must have the minimum requirements for admission

  • Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
    • Senior Physics is recommended
  • Aviation program applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform mathematical calculations at an OSSD level of Grade 12 and have an ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English language at the Grade 12 level

Required Student Attendance:

  • Student attendance will be documented by the applicable instructor in 1/4 hour increments.
  • Students missing more than 5% of any major subject area will not qualify for a certificate with a Transport Canada (TC) approval number.

Option are available for mature applicants.

Access to Student Information

Consent to release student information

Students enrolled in an aviation program will be requested to sign a release form at program entry to allow auditing agencies (CAMC or Transport Canada) to access their academic records during the performance of an audit.

Non-Consent

Students who do not consent to the release of information will have their student information filed separately. Should auditors require access to this information the college will ensure all information which may permit identification of the student is blacked out.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Academic Opportunities

Students meeting the minimum standards listed below will receive a certificate which recognizes Transport Canada approval of the program and exemption from writing Transport Canada Technical exams, plus 18 months of equivalent work experience.

  • Achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course.
  • Successfully complete all practical projects.
  • Maintain a 95% attendance record in each semester.

Career Opportunities

The Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Diploma program at prepares students for long-lasting careers

Industries of Employment:

  • Aerospace
    • Aircraft Manufacturers
    • Engine Manufacturers
    • Landing Gear and other Components
  • Air Transport and Cargo Jets
  • Civil Aviation
  • Canadian Forces
  • Airlines
  • Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organizations
  • Flight Training Schools and other aircraft operators

Occupational Categories:

  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • Aircraft Inspectors

Graduate Opportunities

Transport Canada Standard
Students meeting the minimum standards listed below will receive a certificate which recognizes Transport Canada approval of the program and exemption from writing Transport Canada Technical exams, plus 18 weeks of equivalent work experience:

  • Minimum grade of 70% in each course
  • Successful completion of all practical projects
  • 95% attendance record in each semester
  • Graduates may apply for advanced entry into 2nd year of the Structures Program, with successful completion of the Structures NDE Math Course
  • For credit transfer options visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Information for New Students

Class Start Date and Parking:

All 1st and 2nd year students start classes on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9:00am in Room F118 at Fennell Campus. It is mandatory to attend as you will receive your timetable.

Parking Passes for August 22, 2016 – May 19, 2017:
(Fennell & Stoney Creek Campuses):
Purchase your parking pass or car pool pass from the Parking Office located at the Fennell Campus, Room F101.

Safety:
Ensure safety shoes, safety glasses, respirator and the ear defenders are comfortable, as you will be wearing them for lengthy periods of time.

Tool Kit:

  • Tool vendors will be on site Monday, August 22nd.
  • Tools (see required Tools List).
  • All tool sizes to be Imperial Measurement (INCHES). No metric tools required.
  • Tools do not need to be brand new.
  • Students may purchase their tools from whomever they choose provided the tools are of good quality.
  • The tool kit must be complete (as listed) and ready for inspection by mid-September. (Note: Your instructors will indicate if you need any of the tooling prior to mid-September).

Coveralls:
Coveralls will be purchased from the college supplier.

Laptops/Notebooks/Tablets:

  • A laptop/notebook/tablet is strongly recommended for effective learning.
  • Every course has an online presence at Mohawk College eLearn.
  • E-books are available at a reduced cost from online suppliers.
  • Maintenance manuals are provided and available online.

Contact the Mohawk College School of Aviation at 905-679-6431 if you require any assistance with this information.

Required Textbooks or E-books

(Must be current editions):

Books required for all courses:

  • A&P Airframe Textbook, includes Workbook ISBN #0-88487-205-1 (available as an EBook)
  • A&P General Textbook, includes Workbook ISBN #0-88487-339-0 (available as an EBook)
  • A&P Power Plant Textbook, includes Workbook ISBN #0-88487-3 (available as an EBook)
  • Helicopter Maintenance: ISBN # 0-89100-281-2
  • Aviation Mechanic Handbook – 5th Edition; Dale Crane; ISBN #978-1-56027-591-6
  • Acceptable Methods, Techniques & Practices – AC43.13 1B/2B; ISBN #978-1-56027-728-6
  • CARs for the AME: Current Edition; Navion Co.; Fraser, Bill

Books required for 2nd Year Courses:

  • Non-Destructive Testing for Aircraft: Jeppesen; ISBN #978-0-88487-302-0
  • Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair: Dorworth/Gardiner/Mellema; ISBN 978-1-56027-752-1

Mandatory Basic Tool List

The following tools form the Mandatory Tool Kit for students enrolling in the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Program. Students must have most items by October 1st of the 1st semester. Coveralls and safety shoes will be required by the end of the 1st week in September.

Miscellaneous Safety Shoes
Safety Glasses
Flashlight
Inspection Mirror (Swiveling with lock)
10 power Magnifying Glass (Princess Auto)
6" Metal Ruler – Imperial Measurements in 64ths
Pocket Magnetic Pick Up Tool
Feeler Gauge Set, .010" to .035" (prefer narrow and tapered)
Respirator (cartridge type)
Wrenches Combination 12 point wrench set from 1/4" to 7/8"
(1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8)
Sockets Sockets (6 point preferred), Shallow OR Deep,
1/4" drive includes: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/32, 7/16, 11/32, 1/2
Ratchet 1/4" drive, fine tooth
Punches

Tapered 3/16"
Centre 5" recommended
Pin 3/32" and 1/8"

Hammers Soft face plastic mallet; 10 or 12 oz ball peen
Pliers 8" Duckbill; 7.5" Needle Nose; 7.5" Diagonal Cutters
Screwdrivers 6" and 10" Slotted; 6" Phillips #1; 8" Phillips #2
OR A multi-bit and a 10" slotted
Files Good quality (Nicholson Brand)
1 of each:
  • 12" Bastard, Double Cut
  • 10" Double Cut, Second Cut
  • 10" Smooth, Single Cut
  • File Card
Sheet Metal Snips WISS Compound sheet metal snips
Left cut
Right cut
Straight cut

To be purchased for second year courses:

Rivet Gun 3X Rivet Gun Kit (Aircraft Spruce #12-00240)
Drill Bits Complete set of numbered and Fractional Drill Indexes
Files CLECO FASTENERS:
10 of each
  • 1/8" Copper#30
  • 3/16" Brass#10
  • 3/32" Cadmium#40
  • 5/32" Black

NOTE:

  1. Ensure the safety shoes, safety glasses, the respirator and the ear defenders are comfortable, as you will be wearing them for lengthy periods of time.
  2. The tools do not need to be brand new.
  3. Students may purchase their tools from whomever they choose provided the tools are of good quality.
  4. All tool sizes to be Imperial Measurement (INCHES). No metric tools required.
  5. Contact the Program Coordinator if you require any assistance with this list.
  6. Bring your tool kit for the second day of class.
  7. The kit must be complete as indicated and ready for inspection by the first week of October.

Required Student Attendance

Student attendance in the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures Diploma program will be documented by the applicable instructor in 1/4 hour increments. Student summary attendance records will be maintained for not less than five (5) years.

Students missing more than 5% of any major subject area will not qualify for a certificate with a TC approval number.

Required Travel Between Campuses & the Airport

Students in the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures Diploma program will be required to travel between Mohawk College campuses (Main Campus on Fennell Ave, and Stoney Creek STARRT Campus on Barton Street) in Hamilton.

Students will also be required to travel to the Hamilton International Airport for instruction at the Mohawk College Aviation Facility, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and other airport maintenance organizations. Although buses presently serve these routes, the hours are intermittent. Personal automobile transportation is recommended to facilitate student movement between locations.

Fennell Campus
Aug 2017
Open
Cost

Estimated first year tuition and fees

$4,000‐6,000
$6,001‐8,000
$8,001+
Full Cost Breakdown