Aircraft Maintenance Technician

An Aircraft Maintenance Technician is responsible for the certification of an aircraft after maintenance, inspection, repair or modification. This occupation requires a high degree of responsibility and skill, including:

  • Certifying airworthiness of airframe, piston and turbine engines, electrical/electronic systems, propellers and rotary systems;
  • Troubleshooting aircraft structural, mechanical or electrical systems to identify problems;
  • Adjusting and repairing systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures;
  • Repairing and overhauling aircraft structural, mechanical or electrical systems;
  • Installing or modifying aircraft engines, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems;
  • Dismantling airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul, inspection and reassembly;
  • Supervising, performing and documenting routine maintenance.

Recommendations

English 12 or Communications 12, or 3 credits of post-secondary English, Humanities or Social Sciences, and Math 11.

 

A background in General or Automotive Mechanics is recommended, plus good colour vision.

 

Training is available at Foundation and Apprenticeship levels. Foundation programs typically consist of 62-64 weeks of training. About 50% of the day is spent on theory discussions in a classroom, followed by hands-on practical training in shops and an aircraft hangar.

 

Apprentices are required to accumulate 7,200 hours of work-based training.

PROGRAM TYPES

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 04 2023Jun 28 2024

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 04 2023Aug 23 2024

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 04 2023Aug 23 2024

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Feb 06 2023Jan 23 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Technician (CAT:M)

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Feb 06 2023Jun 21 2024

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

May 08 2023Nov 15 2024

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Aug 28 2023Apr 25 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Aug 28 2023Apr 25 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Sep 05 2023Jun 18 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Technician (CAT:M)

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Sep 05 2023Jan 24 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 08 2024Aug 29 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 08 2024Jul 04 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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BCIT

ATC - Aerospace Technology Campus - Richmond

Jan 08 2024Aug 29 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category ‘M’

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Okanagan College

Vernon, BC

Jan 29 2024Jun 20 2025

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

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Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek

Feb 05 2024Jan 22 2026

Aircraft Maintenance Technician (CAT:M)

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