Northern Lights College

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Basic Training

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Program Information

School:Northern Lights College
Faculty:Trades & Apprenticeships
Degree:Diploma; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Description:The program is designed for the person seeking to attain a Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) License, Category M1 or M2. Federal law requires aircraft to be certified before flight at regular intervals and after maintenance. An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is the person who accepts the responsibility for the condition of the aircraft which s/he certifies as airworthy. Because of this responsibility, an AME must have very a thorough knowledge of the maintenance and repair requirements for each aircraft s/he certifies. Refer to the Transport Canada website for detailed license information.

There are three components required for license application. They are: training, experience, and successfully completing the Canadian Aviation Regulation exam when nearing completion of the experience component. A diploma from this 15-month program provides the full "training" component and 1.5 years of the four-year “experience” component required for an AME license. Approximately 45 per cent of this program is theory study and 55 per cent is practical application of the theory.
URL:Aircraft Maintenance Engineering - Basic Training at Northern Lights College
Length:2 Year(s)
Enrolment #:17
Careers:Aircraft InspectorsAircraft Mechanics

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade11 English 
  •  Grade12 Communications 

Requirements include: Communications 11 (Alberta ELA 20-2), English 11 (Alberta ELA 20-1), or ENGL 040 = 67% (C+), Communications 12 (Alberta ELA 30-2), English 12 (Alberta ELA 30-1), or ENGL 050 = 60% (C), and Applications of Mathematics 11 (Alberta Applied Math 20), or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 (Alberta Math 20-3) , or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (Alberta Math 20-2), or Principles of Mathematics 11 (Alberta Pure Math 20) to a 67%, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11, MATH 40 (Alberta Math 30-1) to a 60%, or higher.

Additional Admission Requirements:
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    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 25, 2019