Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures - 289
Mohawk's Aviation Technician – Aircraft Structures program has the highest overall student satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.
This Transport Canada approved program provides theory and hands-on training to prepare students for certification by Transport Canada as an Aircraft Structures Engineer AME-S.
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- Combine theory and practice using state-of-the-art facilities at Mohawk’s Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses and aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities at the Hamilton International Airport
- Work on vintage aircraft to modern light aircraft, heavy jet transports and helicopters
- Program includes composites, NDE, welding, painting and refinishing
- Upon completion, this two-year training program will provide 12 months credit towards the 36 months practical work experience required for certification
2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
Students will be required to travel between Mohawk’s Fennell and Stoney Creek Campuses.
Students will also be required to travel to the Hamilton International Airport for instruction at the Mohawk College Aviation facility. Although buses presently serve these routes, the hours are intermittent. Personal automobile transportation is recommended.
Applicants to the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Structures Diploma program must have the minimum requirements for admission
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk 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
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.
The Aviation Technician – Aircraft Structures 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 (with the exception of the Aviation Regulations exam), plus 12 months of equivalent work experience credit towards the 36 months practical work experience required for certification:
- 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 second year of the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Program
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.