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Aircraft Maintenance and Management - Aviation Technology

Tuition fee CA$21,162 per year

The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$19,592), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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Turn your fascination with helicopters, single-engine planes and jumbo jets into a career as an aviation technician (AMT) in aircraft maintenance with training from Centennial College’s Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance & Management program which Transport Canada (TC) accredits.

Why this program?

Because the School of Transportation has been teaching aircraft and avionics maintenance for 40 years, it’s highly regarded in the industry. Each of your instructors will be highly skilled with years of technical expertise, industry experience and a deep commitment to your success.

Top industry players also support the program. Aviation industry giant Bombardier named Centennial College as its trainer of choice in the manufacturing and maintenance of its aerospace products. Additionally, program partners and supporters are members of Centennial College’s advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panellists. The wealth of knowledge and expertise they’ll share with you will enhance your learning and give you valuable insight into the direction your career can take.

What can you expect?

The Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance & Management program will give you an understanding of the different areas of aircraft maintenance, including general aviation, business and corporate aviation, and charter and transport category aviation.

In the College’s modern labs and impressive aircraft hangar, you’ll learn about both fixed and rotary wing aircraft with instructors walking you through techniques as you work on components such as airframes, engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, propellers, avionics equipment and aircraft instruments. You’ll also learn the essential theory and knowledge base that will serve as a launching pad for growing your career.

Because it’s such a robust program, Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance & Management will also provide you with the basic training required to become a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME – “M” rating), while allowing you to obtain additional business and management skills related to and required by the industry at large.

As the holder of an AME licence, you’ll be qualified to certify (or release) aircraft for flight after completing maintenance, inspection, repair or modification. The importance of that responsibility cannot be understated. To that end, this program will be comprehensive and require you to be dedicated and focused throughout the learning process.


The federal government licensing body, Transport Canada, accredits the Aviation Technician-Aircraft Maintenance and Management program, providing you with the basic training required to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer. If you meet the accreditation standards, you’ll be exempt from having to write the TC technical examinations for the issue of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licence and will be granted 18 months of experience credit toward the issue of an AME “M” rated licence.


  • Training in this program may be scheduled between the hours of 7:30 am through 8:30 pm.
  • You will be expected to invest extra time in study, mandatory project completion and exam preparation.
  • You will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (clear safety glasses, cotton coveralls, and CSA-approved safety boots/shoes) for all practical shop, lab and hangar activities.

Career opportunities

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Aircraft maintenance technician (AMT)
  • Airframe and power plant (AP) mechanic or technician
  • Aerospace mechanic
  • Aircraft engine mechanic or technician
  • Aviation mechanic
  • Aviation Inspector
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States