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Aircraft Maintenance Technician | Diploma


Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Learn and practice the knowledge and skills needed to become an Aircraft Maintenance Technician; some of which include inspecting, troubleshooting and repairing of aircraft.  In partnership with Northern Lights College (NLC), students will complete two semesters of study at CMTN, and then continue third and fourth semesters at NLC to complete.  

“Aircraft Maintenance Technician” means a person who performs inspections and troubleshooting of an aircraft, including airframe structures, engines and aircraft systems, disassembles and removes defective parts, assembles and installs replacement parts, interprets technical manuals, drawings and blueprints, tests aircraft systems, records problems and actions taken to rectify them, and maintains an accurate statement of the maintenance history of the aircraft.

For detailed information on the scope of knowledge and skills taught and assessed in this program refer to the Program Outline, available on the ITA website.

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Dates and locations 

Intake Location
Future intake TBD Terrace
AIRMT 13101General Introduction0
AIRMT 13102Aerodynamics Fixed Wing Aircraft0
AIRMT 13103Materials Aircraft Structures0
AIRMT 13104Aircraft Hardware Approved Parts0
AIRMT 13105Aircraft Hydraulic Pneumatic0
AIRMT 13106Aircraft Equipment Introduction0
AIRMT 13107Basic Aircraft Electricity Dc0
AIRMT 13108Blueprint Design0
AIRMT 13109Hand Tools0
AIRMT 13110Aviation Math0
AIRMT 13111Canadian Aviation Regulations 10
AIRMT 13112Flight Controls Fixed Wing and Rigging0
AIRMT 13114Practical Project0
AIRMT 13121Canadian Aviation Regulations 20
AIRMT 13122Non Destructive Testing Corrosion0
AIRMT 13123Aircraft Aerodynamics Rotary0
AIRMT 13124Human Factors in Aviation0
AIRMT 13125Aircraft Maintenance Inspection0
AIRMT 13126Basic Electricity Ac0
AIRMT 13127Turbine Engine Theory0
AIRMT 13128Piston Engines 10
AIRMT 13129Reciprocating Components0
AIRMT 13130Electrical Systems0
AIRMT 13132Practical Project 20

Term 3 & 4

Northern Lights College determines term 3 and 4 schedules.

Third and fourth term will be taken at NLC. Visit for more information.

  • Grade 12 OR mature student
  • Four credits of English at a grade 11 level or equivalent AND
  • Workplace Mathematics 11 (MWPM-11/WPM 11) or higher         

Please check back for program fees.

Pathways to certification

In BC, an individual can obtain a Certificate of Apprenticeship as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician by completing the required hours and recording a sponsor attestation. Apprenticeship programs are for individuals who have an employer to sponsor them.

There is no challenge pathway for this program.

Note: Licensing for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) “M” rating is separate from certification as an ITA Aircraft Maintenance Technician. AME licensing is issued by Transport Canada. There are no transferable credits between the two programs. Please visit for details. This program has Transport Canada accreditation for Basic M training.

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