Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance - 299
- High graduation and employment rates.
- State-of-the-art lab equipment and facilities.
- Excellent reputation with Industry and Transport Canada.
- Upon completion, this two-year training program will provide up to 18 months credit towards the 48 months practical work experience required for Transport Canada certification.
- 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-E).
What you'll learn
- Learn to troubleshoot and repair the latest avionics equipment including navigation and communication systems.
- Learn using a Boeing 737NG virtual trainer and then do work on the real Boeing aircraft.
- Become familiar with the rules and regulation that guide the aviation industry.
- Prepare for Certification by Transport Canada as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME-E).
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.
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- 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
- 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.
- Hands on experience installing, modifying, and troubleshooting aircraft electrical systems using modern aircraft, tools, and test equipment.
- 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
- Avionics is in high demand in the AME industry.
- 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 Maintenance Avionics
- Aviation Manufacturing
- Aircraft Inspectors
Where you could work includes:
- Air Transport and Cargo Jets
- Civil Aviation
- Avionics Manufacturers
- Aircraft Manufacturers
- 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 566 Standards
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
Program of Studies
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
Class Start Date and Parking:
Orientation for new students will be held on Monday, August 17, with classes starting on Tuesday, August 18. Returning students start classes on Monday, August 19. It is mandatory to attend as you will receive your timetable.
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 Aerospace Training Hub at Hamilton International Airport, 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.
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