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What will I learn?

“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.

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.

Canadian Armed Forces Accreditation Certification Equivalency approved, Fast track your Career in the armed forces with this program.


Semester 1

AMT101 General Introduction -10hrs

AMT102 Aerodynamics Fixed Wing Aircraft -25hrs

AMT103 Materials Aircraft Structures -40hrs

AMT104 Aircraft Hardware Approved Parts -24hrs

AMT105 Aircraft Hydraulic Pneumatic Systems -20hrs

AMT106 Aircraft Equipment Introduction -8hrs

AMT107 Basic Aircraft Electricity DC -30hrs

AMT108 Blueprint Design -14hrs

AMT109 Hand Tools -24hrs

AMT110 Aviation Math -10hrs

AMT111 Canadian Aviation Regulations 1 -24hrs

AMT112 Flight Controls Fixed Wing and Rigging -8hrs

AMT114 Practical Projects -218hrs

Semester 2

AMT121 Canadian Aviation Regulations 2 -24hrs

AMT122 Non Destructive Testing Corrosion -24hrs

AMT123 Aircraft Aerodynamics Rotary -16hrs

AMT124 Human Factors in Aviation -8hrs

AMT125 Aircraft Maintenance Inspections -32hrs

AMT126 Basic Electricity AC -16hrs

AMT127 Turbine Engine Theory -24hrs

AMT128 Piston Engines 1- 32hrs

AMT129 Reciprocating Components -54hrs

AMT130 Electrical Systems -37hrs

AMT132 Practical Projects 2 -188hrs

Semester 3

AMT210 Instrumentation and Avionics -40hrs

AMT211 Dynamic Systems -30hrs

AMT212 Aircraft Protection Systems -48hrs

AMT213 Weight and Balance -8hrs

AMT214 Piston Engines 2 -36hrs

AMT215 Propellers -24hrs

AMT216 Turbine Engine Systems -32hrs

AMT217 Landing Gear -24hrs

AMT218 Rotary Flight Controls and Rigging -16hrs

AMT219 Turbine Engine Systems -24hrs

AMT220 Practical Projects 3 -173hrs

Semester 4

AMT221 Canadian Aviation Regulations 3 -16hrs

AMT222 Practical Projects 4 -439hrs

Which department am I in?

Northern Lights College

Study options

Full Time (76 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$3,003.00 (US$ 2,427) per year
CAN $3,003 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 February 2022, 6 September 2022


Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek Campus,

11401 - 8th Street,


British Columbia (BC),

V1G 4G2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Provide British Columbia secondary school transcripts or equivalent (Alberta/NWT equivalent course numbers in brackets) indicating successful completion of:

English 11 or equivalent (one of):

  • BC Communications 11, English 11, Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, or Spoken Languages 11 with a C or better;
  • BC Communications 12, English 12 with a C or better;
  • Alberta English Language Arts ELA 20-2, or ELA 20-1 with a C or better;
  • Alberta English Language Arts ELA 30-2, or ELA 30-1 with a C or better;
  • NLC ENGL-040 with a C (60%) or better
  • NLC ENGL-050 with a C or better
  • NLC EASL-050
  • IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5

Math 11 or equivalent (one of):

  • BC Applications of Mathematics 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Mathematics 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11, Principles of Mathematics 11, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 with a C or better;
  • Alberta Applied Math 20, Math 20-3, Math 20-2, Pure Math 20, or Math 30-1 with a C or better;
  • NLC MATH 040 with a C (60%) or better

Applicants may also complete the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) to demonstrate program readiness. Minimum requirements are:

  • Reading Comprehension: 12.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Number Operations: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Problem Solving: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher

Mechanical Reasoning: 51/70 (6th Stanine) or higher.

Dual Credit (BC's ACE IT program)

  • Dual credit students must complete Grade 11 prior to the start of the program. Completion includes Grade 11 English or Grade 11 Communications, Grade 11 Math, and a Grade 11 core science (preferably physics) equivalent, all with (C) or higher. One Grade 10 level shop class is also recommended.

About Northern Lights College

With affordable courses and great work opportunities, Northern Lights College is a top choice for students to live and study in Canada.

  • Accredited Two-year diplomas and associate degrees
  • Affordable tuition fees – the lowest in British Columbia
  • Small class sizes with professors who know you by name
  • Amazing location – vibrant economy and welcoming community