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Advanced Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

The Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics advanced diploma will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to start a career in aircraft maintenance or avionics shop maintenance. This program covers all aspects of aircraft maintenance including systems used in general aviation, corporate, and charter transport category aircraft as well as helicopters. The program also includes avionics training for service, repair, and maintenance of aircraft electrical and electronic systems such as communication, navigation and data systems.


This program is accept by Transport Canada. The graduates will need to pass the Transport Canada Exams before applying for the AME license. Graduated students from Canadian Aviation College will enjoy greater job prospects due to this breadth of knowledge and interdisciplinary background.

Notes to potential students:

This program is only available in Maniwaki Campus located in Quebec, Canada. 


Admission Requirements:

  • High School graduated or equivalent.

  • If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test

Career Prospects:

  • Aircraft and helicopter maintenance

  • Aircraft manufacturing

  • Component overhaul

  • Maintenance management and oversight

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to:

  • Inspect and service aircraft systems on large or small, fixed or rotary wing aircraft utilizing current and relevant theories of aerodynamics; aircraft; and mechanical, electrical, electronic, and engineering principles.

  • Inspect, test, troubleshoot, service, repair and overhaul aircraft in a manner that ensures adherence to Canadian aviation and company regulations of aircraft safety and airworthiness.

  • Evaluate fixed wing and rotary aircraft structures including transparencies, materials and fasteners, furnishings and fabric coverings, and lines and conduits, to complete maintenance, assembly, fabrication and repair work on large and small aircraft.

Methods of Evaluation:


Students’ progress in the program is measured by their successful completion of the courses listed in the program outlines; a minimum of 65% of the all-course marks as well as each assessment component of the courses is required to successfully complete the program.



Total Program Duration:

2 years including a 6-month practicum

Program Duration:

Course Breakdown
  • Private Pilot License Costs
  • Night Rating
  • Commercial Pilot License Costs
  • Multi Engine Rating
  • Group 1 (Multi) Instrument Rating

Fees & Expenses

Registration Fee

Domestic Student - CAD 250.00

International Student - CAD 350.00

Tuition Fee

Domestic Student - CAD 22,000.00

International Student - CAD 42,000.00 


CAD 2,250.00

Lab and material fee

CAD 2,200.00

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