Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures - 289

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
This specialized program focuses on damage prevention and structural repair of the oldest and newest aircraft.

Program Highlights

  • High graduation and employment rates
  • State-of-the-art lab equipment and facilities
  • Excellent reputation with Industry and Transport Canada
  • All instructors have many years of experience
  • A large variety of specialized training related to the care of aircraft

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.
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  • 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.
  • The Program includes aluminum fabrication and repair, carbon fiber and fiber glass lay ups and repair, Non-Destructive Evaluation (liquid penetrant and eddy current), and refinishing and painting.
  • This Transport Canada approved program provides theory and hands-on training to prepare students for certification by Transport Canada, as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structures AME-S. 12 months credit towards the 36 months practical work experience required for certification.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.




Program Length

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

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 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.

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Tuition and Fees

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$846.45 $727.48
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,950.39 $1,950.39
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,796.84 $2,677.87
Total 1st Year Fees $5,474.71

2022 - 2023 International Tuition and Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$10,705.00 $10,705.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester  $11,155.00 $11,080.00
Total 1st Year Fees $22,235.00

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

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Gain practical hands-on lab experience using state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Experience interactive simulations.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

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 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.

Career Opportunities



Your future career options

  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structures
  • Aircraft Mechanics
  • 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 566.10

Visit the Government of Canada website to learn more

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 (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 required
  • 95% attendance hours required within the two year program

Graduates may apply for advanced entry into second year of the Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance Program

Educational Pathways


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. * 


Pathways beyond Mohawk

Earn a degree:

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Information for New Students


Required Student Attendance

Student attendance in the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures 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.

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Phone: 1-905-575-2254
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North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

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