Aircraft Maintenance Engineers work closely with a variety of aircraft. The training provided in our program is applicable to both rotary wing aircraft (helicopters) and fixed wing aircraft, covering a wide range of subjects with emphasis on practical training. Some of the major subjects taught include aviation law, theory of flight, power plants (turbine and piston), air frame structures and systems, hydraulics, electrical and avionics systems. *Important update for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M license Program*
The AME-M program at Okanagan College in partnership with Northern Lights College has recently been reviewed and updated. As a result of information and technology changes, and improvements to the learning structure to create better opportunities for students, the following changes have been made to the program.
1. The program has been re-titled to Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) as of September 2019.
2. The AMT program is a 1820 hour program delivered as a 4-semester (19 weeks each), 2-year diploma program with breaks during winter and summer. The first 3 semesters of training take place at Okanagan College Aerospace Campus in Vernon, BC. The final semester takes place at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. The diploma is conferred by Northern Lights College.
Note: Admission requirements have been revised for the February 2020 intake. Please refer to the Program Outline for the revised admission requirements.
The curriculum will continue to follow Transport Canada's guidelines and accreditation. Upon successful completion of the program, Transport Canada will grant graduates 18 months of experience credit toward the 48-month experience requirements for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license.
If you have any questions regarding this recent change, please contact us. Toll-free: 1-800-621-3038
Outcomes: The curriculum follows Transport Canada's guidelines and upon successful completion of the program, Transport Canada will grant graduates 18 months of experience credits toward the 48-month experience requirement for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license. Graduates also receive a diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from Northern Lights College.
Employment Opportunities: Aircraft Maintenance Technicians work for airline companies, the armed forces, and anywhere where aircraft are engineered, manufactured or maintained.
Locations: Vernon Aerospace Campus 6225 Okanagan Landing Rd