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 Applicants with English as a Second Language

Options are available for mature applicants.

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Tuition and Fees

2024 - 2025 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$881.96$785.16
Co-op FeesN/A$475.00
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,950.39$1,950.39
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,832.35$2,735.55
Total 1st Year Fees$5,567.90

2024 - 2025 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees$10,755.00$10,755.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $11,205.00$11,130.00
Total 1st Year Fees$22,335.00

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.

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Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

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Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

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.



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.

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