Aerospace Department

Aerospace students work closely with instructors in the hangar

Local, national, and global employment opportunities are soaring for certified Aircraft Maintenance professionals. Okanagan College offers two different aircraft maintenance programs to help graduates prepare for immediate entry into the field of aviation.

Different name, same training

The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer M-license programs has been renamed Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT). Improvements have been made to the learning structure of the program to create better opportunities for students.

Plane donation

Tom Foord’s plane was donated to Okanagan College's Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program, in honour of his lifelong passion for flying and deep love of his community.

OC graduate soars toward gold in Aero Skills tournament

“All the skills I learned have helped me so far,. Everything we learn in school applies in some way or form in your working life, because they’re all relevant.” - Desarae Craig, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structures graduate and 2020 Aero Skills Gold Medalist

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Portrait photo of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structures student & Aero Skills medalist, Desarae Craig

A career with travel opportunities

I had the opportunity to travel on a private jet with the company to Chile to repair a helicopter that had become damaged. I also spent seven weeks in the spring in San Bernardino, Calif., doing spring maintenance on the entire fleet. You never know where you can go!”  - Keegan Woods, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Structures graduate

Meet Keegan

Landscape photo of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Structures students working on an airport tarmac

Explore our programs

Watch the Trades Talk Tuesday 2.0 event recording

During this virtual event series, Okanagan College instructors provided  an insider's look into trades foundation programs with virtual shop demonstrations, photos or interactive activities from skilled trades students and OC instructors.

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Aircraft Maintenance Open House hosted by KF Aerospace and Okanagan College

The virtual Aircraft Maintenance Open House hosted by KF Aerospace and Okanagan College provided insight into aircraft maintenance training and career paths in the aerospace industry. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and KF Aerospace employee, Jordan Weaving, shared about what it’s like to work in the hangar, some of the daily tasks associated with the job and the skills required to be successful in this field.

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female aircraft maintenance engineer working on an aircraft

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