Turn your fascination with helicopters, single-engine planes and jumbo jets into a career in as an aviation technician (AMT) in aircraft maintenance with training from Centennial College's Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance&Management program, which Transport Canada (TC) accredits.
Why this program?
Because the School of Transportation has been teaching aircraft and avionics maintenance for 40 years, it's highly regarded in the industry. Each of your instructors will be highly skilled with years of technical expertise, industry experience and a deep commitment your success.
Top industry players also support the program. In fact, aviation industry giant Bombardier named Centennial College as its trainer of choice in the manufacturing and maintenance of its aerospace products. Additionally, program partners and supporters are members of Centennial College's advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panelists. The wealth of knowledge and expertise they'll share with you will not only enhance your learning but will also give you valuable insight on the direction your career can take.
What can I expect?
The Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Management program will provide you with an understanding of the different areas of aircraft maintenance, including general aviation, business and corporate aviation, and charter and transport category aviation.
In the College's modern labs and impressive aircraft hangar, you'll learn on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft with instructors walking you through techniques as you work on components such as airframes, engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, propellers, avionics equipment and aircraft instruments. You'll also learn the essential theory and base of knowledge that will serve as a launching pad for growing your career.
Because it's such a robust program, Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance & Management will also provide you with the basic training required to become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME – “M” rating), while giving you the opportunity to obtain additional business and management skills related to and required by the industry at large.
As the holder of an AME licence, you'll be qualified to certify (or release) aircraft for flight after the completion of maintenance, inspection, repair or modification. The importance of that responsibility cannot be understated. To that end, this program will be comprehensive and will require you to be dedicated and focused throughout the learning process.
What do I have when I’m done?
When you graduate from this program, you'll have a coveted diploma from a highly respected college, with the required knowledge and skills for a career in areas such as aircraft maintenance and manufacturing organizations, airlines, engine and component manufacturers, flight training companies, the Canadian Armed Forces and civil aviation.
The federal government licensing body, Transport Canada, accredits the Aviation Technician-Aircraft Maintenance and Management program, which will provide you with the basic training required to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer. If you meet the accreditation standards, you'll be exempt from having to write the TC technical examinations for issue of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licence and will be granted 18 months experience credit toward the issue of an AME “M” rated licence.
The passing grade for all technical courses is 60 per cent. To be eligible for accreditation, you'll be required to meet the following mandatory grading, attendance and practical performance requirements in all technical courses:
- 95 per cent attendance level (over the two-year program)
- 70 per cent (B) grade in all technical courses
- Successfully complete all mandatory practical tasks
As a graduate, you may be eligible to participate in articulated programs with select universities. These programs will allow you to receive a degree and academic credit for your work at Centennial College and apply that credit toward further study (e.g., Technology Management degree).Program Highlights
- The program is structured to run in seven-week blocks, allowing you to concentrate your studies on a set number of courses within that time frame. At the end of the training block, you'll complete your final test(s), have a one-week break period and then move on to the next set of training courses.
- If you don't meet any/all of the accreditation criteria, you may still be eligible to graduate from the program provided you successfully fulfil all requirements for graduation.
- Due to the technical nature of the curriculum, you must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.
- Classes may run between the hours of 7:30 am to 8:30 pm.