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Avionics 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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If you think you have what it takes to build and repair complex electronic navigation, guidance and communications systems or repair the instrumentation and flight controls of an aircraft, Centennial College’s Aviation Technology – Avionics Maintenance & Management program can help.

Why this program?

Accredited by Transport Canada (TC), the Aviation Technology – Avionics Maintenance & Management program is geared to the aircraft industry’s needs. The College’s highly skilled faculty members and instructors are some of the best in the business. They bring with them years of industry experience, extensive technical expertise, and a deep commitment to your success.

Beyond faculty support, aviation industry giant Bombardier named Centennial its trainer of choice in the manufacturing and maintenance of its aerospace products. External program partners and supporters are members of Centennial’s advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panellists, sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise with students. That means you’ll not only learn first-hand where your career can take you, but you’ll also receive invaluable insight from those who have shaped the industry.

The combination of essential theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to apply that knowledge to real aircraft and aircraft systems, under the focused direction of industry-seasoned faculty and instructors, with industry support, will result in a 360-degree education.

What can you expect?

By graduating, you’ll be fully prepared for work as a bench technician in avionics-approved shops at various aviation organizations.

You’ll learn the essential theory and broad knowledge base for complex electronics and electrical systems related to an aircraft’s navigation, guidance, communications, instrumentation and flight controls. Working in labs, shops and a large aircraft hangar, you’ll practice the tasks and skills associated with shop bench work and the testing, troubleshooting, repair, removal and installation of electrical, electronic and instrumentation systems. This program will also allow you to obtain additional business and management skills required by the industry.

An aircraft maintenance engineer is responsible for certifying aircraft electrical and electronic systems after completing maintenance, inspection, repair or replacement. 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.


With TC accreditation, the program will provide the basic training required to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer. If you meet accreditation standards, you’ll be exempt from writing 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 “E” rated licence.

The passing grade for all technical courses is 60 percent. To be eligible for accreditation, you must meet the following mandatory grading, attendance, and practical performance requirements in all technical courses:

  • 95 percent attendance level (over the two-year program)
  • 70 percent (B) grade in all technical courses
  • Successfully complete all mandatory practical tasks


  • 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)
  • Avionics maintenance technician (AVT)
  • Avionics/Electrical/Electronic mechanic or technician
  • Electrical systems 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