Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance - 269

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Kick start your career with hands-on training in our operational living labs and fully operational Boeing 727.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

  • 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.

Required Travel

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.

Program Length

2 academic years (period of 35 weeks)

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $25.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $2,456.52 $2,456.52
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester  $3,198.54 $3,110.44
Total 1st Year Fees $6,308.98

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $9,622.97 $9,622.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $25.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester  $10,097.97 $9,997.97
Total 1st Year Fees $20,095.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


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

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

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.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

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.



Where you can go next

  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies: ** 
  • Earn a degree:
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

    • Griffith University - Bachelor of Aviation Management

  • View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
  • 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
  • Aircraft Inspectors

Where you could work includes:

  • Airlines
  • Air Transport and Cargo Jets
  • Civil Aviation
  • Aerospace
    • 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 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

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

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 Tuesday, August 21, 2017 at 9:00am in Room i109 at Fennell Campus. It is mandatory to attend as you will receive your timetable.

Parking Passes for August 21, 2017 – May 19, 2018:
(Fennell & Stoney Creek Campuses):
Purchase your parking pass or car pool pass from the Parking Office located at the Fennell Campus, Room i130.

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 Structures 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 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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544


Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

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Program Coordinator

Contact Mark for 1st & 2nd year questions.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Layne Wilson

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Aug 2019