Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance - 269
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:
- Fennell Campus, Hamilton
- The STARRT Institute, Stoney Creek
- Hamilton International Airport, Hamilton
- Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton
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
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.
Aviation program applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform mathematical calculations at a OSSD level of grade 12 and have an ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English language at the grade 12 level.
Contact Admissions for options that 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.
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 before the application end date. Read more about Competitive Programs.
Don't have the necessary requirements?
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.
The Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Diploma program at prepares students for long-lasting careers
Industries of Employment:
- Aircraft Manufacturers
- Engine Manufacturers
- Landing Gear and other Components
- Air Transport and Cargo Jets
- Civil Aviation
- Canadian Forces
- Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organizations
- Flight Training Schools and other aircraft operators
- Aircraft Mechanics
- Aircraft Inspectors
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
- Successful Aviation Technician graduates may then apply for direct entry into the 2nd year of the Aviation Structures Program. Earn both Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Structures Diplomas... in only 3 years!
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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.