If you are more interested in the plane than the trip, the Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance program is for you. It will give you the opportunity to master mechanical, electrical, electronic and other science skills related to aircraft maintenance. A large portion of this School of Transportation offering will emphasize aviation maintenance practices, procedures and Canadian aviation regulation requirements through hands-on practice. Once you complete your aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance training, you will be prepared to work as an aircraft maintenance technician. The role will require you to work with a wide range of the aviation and aerospace sectors to keep aircraft safe and airworthy.

Known as Option M, the Aircraft Maintenance program will place an emphasis on the repair of electrical and mechanical systems within aircraft. As such, you will study:

  • Hydraulics
  • Fuels
  • Environmental systems
  • Engines
  • Flight controls
  • Landing gear systems
  • Airframes and structure


  • The program is Transport Canada (TC) accredited and provides 18 months experience credit and technical examination credit towards the issue of a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License.
  • The program is Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) accredited and provides accreditation and recognition towards meeting the basic training requirements for CAMC occupational trade certification as an aircraft maintenance technician.

Start Date: Fall Post-secondary Diploma (2 years, 4 semesters)

Companies Offering Jobs

Air Canada, Kelowna Flightcraft, Great Slave Helicopters, Porter Airlines, Air Georgian, Westjet, Air Transat, Jazz, First Air, Toronto Airways, Brampton Flying club, Ottawa Flying Club, Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Messier Dowty, Vintage Wings, Transport Canada, IMP Group, Mid Canada Mod Centre, Kitchener Aero, Casacade Aerospace, Brant Aero, Military, Department of National Defense, Flight Safety Canada Aviation

Career Outlook

  • Aircraft Engineer
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • Airframe and Powerplant Technician
  • Aircraft Technician
  • A&P Mechanic
  • A&P Technician
  • Airframe Mechanic
  • Powerplant Mechanic
  • Aerospace Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aviation Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Technician

Areas of Employment

  • Airlines/Operators
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Repair & Overhaul Aviation
  • Equipment/Avionics
  • Aviation Training
  • Aviation Flying Clubs

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Note: For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario, your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
7,273 CAD
International 27805 CAD
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