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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: Apprenticeship

  • Training Level
  • Tuition Estimate
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact
    Pam Eales, Trades & Apprenticeship Coordinator

Application Deadline Advice

Training Schedule

Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).

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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

ITA Source: 'Aircraft Maintenance Technician' profile.


Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing inspections and troubleshooting of an aircraft. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • air frame structures
  • engines and aircraft systems
  • disassembling and removing defective parts
  • assembling and replacing parts
  • interpreting technical manuals
  • drawing and blueprints
  • testing aircraft systems
  • recording problems and correcting them
  • maintaining an accurate statement of the maintenance history of the aircraft

Aircraft Maintenance Technician certification is overseen by Transportation Canada. The program structure involves 7200 hours of work-based training. Based on a 30-hour work week this requires 240 weeks of training.


Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Ground Handling
  • Aviation Math and Physics
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Airframe Fuel Systems
  • Aircraft Hardware
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Landing Gear
  • Structures, Assembly, Rigging
  • Rotary-Wing Control Systems
  • Composites
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Propellers
  • Aircraft Structural Materials
  • Wood and Fabric
  • Human Factors
  • Dynamic Drive Systems
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Weight and Balance
  • Drawings
  • Metallic Structures
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Turbine Engines
  • Environmental Systems
  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Instruments
  • Avionics
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Electrical
  • Non-Destructive Testing



  • English 12
  • Algebra 11 or Trades Math 11
  • Physics 11 or Science & Technology 11


  • Grade 12 or equivalent

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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