Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance - 269
- High graduation and employment rates.
- State-of-the-art lab equipment and facilities.
- Excellent reputation with Industry and Transport Canada.
- Transport Canada accreditation that allows you to shorten your apprenticeship by 18 months.
- Leads to a federally recognized Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license.
What you'll learn
- Combine theory and practice using state-of-the-art facilities at Mohawk’s Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses, as well as the aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities at the Hamilton International Airport.
- Inspect a variety of aircrafts including modern light aircrafts, 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.
- Become familiar with the rules and regulation that guide the aviation industry.
- Learn maintenance and repair of turbine and reciprocating engines.
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.
- 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 Accreditation certification.
View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.
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 Aerospace Training Hub at Hamilton International Airport. Although buses presently serve these routes, the hours are intermittent. Personal automobile transportation is recommended.
- Fennell Campus, Hamilton
- Stoney Creek Campus, Hamilton
- Aerospace Training Hub at Hamilton International Airport
2 academic years (period of 35 weeks)
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Fall 2020 program delivery
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Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees
2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,999.33||$2,909.06|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$5,908.39|
- Awards: Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
- Full Cost Breakdown
2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$10,725.00||$10,671.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$21,396.00|
- International Scholarships and Bursaries
- OSAP not eligible for International Students
- Full Cost Breakdown
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Domestic and International student admission requirements
- 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
- 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
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.
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.
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.
How you’ll gain skills
Through practical hands-on laboratory experience using state-of-the-art equipment.
Spend over 770 hours in labs working on aircrafts and completing projects.
Experience interactive simulations.
To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.
Where you can go next
- Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies: **
- Earn a degree:
Griffith University - Bachelor of Aviation Management
- View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
- Visit mohawkcollege.ca/transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
- See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Your future career options
- Aircraft Mechanics
- Aviation Manufacturing Technician
- Aircraft Inspectors
Where you could work includes:
- Air Transport and Cargo Jets
- Civil Aviation
- Aircraft Manufacturers
- Engine Manufacturers
- Landing Gear and other Components
- Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Organizations
- Canadian Forces
- Flight Training Schools and other Aircraft Operators
Opportunities for grads
Transport Canada Accredited program
AME Association of Canada
Transport Canada ATO Standard 566
Students meeting the minimum CARS 566 ATO 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 required
- 95% attendance hours required for accreditation
Graduates may apply for advanced entry into second year of the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures program, with successful completion of the Structures NDE Math Course.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
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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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.
Information for New Students
- Basic tools required, list will be provided
- Learn more about parking and transportation at Mohawk.
- View the Exceptions Calendar.
Required Student Attendance
Student attendance in the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance 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 Maintenance Diploma program will be required to travel between Mohawk College campuses (Main Campus on Fennell Ave, and Stoney Creek Campus on Barton Street) in Hamilton.
Students will also be required to travel to the Hamilton International Airport for instruction at the Aerospace Training Hub at Hamilton International Airport, 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.
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