Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance - 269
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- 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 new Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport, opened February 2021.
Virtual tour of facility
- Learn how to prepare for a career in aviation, explore our aviation programs and hear from our students and employers. Watch our newest videos.
- You will inspect a variety of aircraft including small planes, heavy jets and helicopters.
- Become familiar with the rules and regulation that guide the aviation industry.
- Repair turbine and piston engines. Troubleshoot aircraft systems using the Boeing 737 NG virtual maintenance trainer.
- 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. 18 months credit towards the 48 months practical work experience required for certification.
View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.
2 academic years (period of 34 weeks)
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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
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 560 (83 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Compulsory Ancillary Fees
Compulsory Program Fees
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$3,075.46||$2,969.32|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$6,044.78|
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees
Program Compulsory Fees
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Charges Per Semester||$11,180.00||$11,105.00|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$22,285.00|
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Course Overview & Descriptions
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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.
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.
Your future career options
- Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Maintenance
- 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.
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
- Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance (Enter Semester 3)
- Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures (Enter Semester 3)
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
Griffith University - Bachelor of Aviation Management, Professional Entry Pathway
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
Information for New Students
- Basic tools required, list will be provided
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- 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.
Students may be required to travel between Mohawk College's Fennell Campus and the Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport.
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.
A minimum grade of 70% in each course to meet the ATO standards for accreditation. Must successfully complete all practical projects and maintain 95% attendance hours to achieve accreditation.
Contact Steve Rutledge for 1st year questions or Sean Morrison for 2nd year questions.
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