- Program Code:8113
- School:School of Transportation
- Credential:Ontario College Diploma
- Program Type:Post-secondary program
- Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters
Do you have what it takes to repair, test and troubleshoot complex electronic navigation, guidance and communications systems, or the instrumentation and flight controls of an aircraft? Centennial College's Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program will give you the skills and knowledge to do just that.
Why this program?
The Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program is geared to the needs of the aircraft industry and will give you the essential theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to apply that knowledge on real aircraft and aircraft systems, under the focused direction of faculty. Not only do these faculty members bring years of industry experience and extensive technical expertise to the program, but they're also deeply committed to your success and to making this a highly desirable program.
In fact, aviation industry giant Bombardier named Centennial College as its trainer of choice in the manufacturing and maintenance of its aerospace products. Program partners and supporters, meanwhile, are members of Centennial College's advisory committees and participate as guest speakers and panelists, sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise. 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. As a program graduate, you'll already be in a perfect position to begin your career working with industry leaders.
What can I expect?
The best way to learn a skill is hands-on. At the School of Transportation, you'll have access to a variety of dedicated aviation labs and shops, including a large and impressive aircraft hangar, where you'll work on a variety of systems and aircraft. By the time you graduate, you'll be well prepared for work as a bench technician in avionics-approved shops at a variety of aviation organizations.
You'll learn the essential theory and broad base of knowledge for complex electronics and electrical systems related to the navigation, guidance, communications, instrumentation and flight controls of an aircraft. Working in labs, shops and the 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.
The importance of the aircraft maintenance engineer — who is responsible for the certification of aircraft electrical and electronic systems after the completion of maintenance, inspection, repair or replacement — can't be understated. To that end, this program will be comprehensive and will require you to be dedicated and focused throughout the learning process.
What will I have when I’m done?
When you graduate from this program, you'll have a coveted diploma from a highly respected college, with the required knowledge and skills needed for a career in organizations that include general aviation, manufacturing, repair, overhaul and airlines.
Both the federal government licensing body, Transport Canada (TC), and the national aviation sector council, the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) accredit the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program, which will also provide you with the basic training required to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (AME).
If you meet the accreditation standards, you'll be exempt from writing the TC technical examinations for issue of an AME licence and will be granted 18 months experience credit toward the issue of an AME “E” rated licence. You'll also be recognized as having met the basic training requirements for CCAA occupational trade certification as an avionics maintenance technician (AVT).
The passing grade for all technical courses is 60 per cent. To be eligible for accreditation, you'll be required to meet the following mandatory grading, attendance, and practical performance requirements in all technical courses:
As a graduate, you may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions or articulated programs with select universities. These programs will allow you to receive degree and academic credit for your work at Centennial College and apply that credit toward further study (e.g., Technology Management degree).
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ATAT-101||Theory of Flight|
|ATAT-104||Metallurgy & Processes|
|ATAT-107||Intro to CARs, Human Factors & SMS|
|ATAT-108||Orientation & Pathways to Success, Pt 1|
|ATAT-103||AME Standard Practices|
|ATAT-105||Basic Electricity - AC/DC|
|ATAT-106||Basic Tools & Hardware|
|ATAT-109||Orientation & Pathways to Success, Pt 2|
|COMM-160/161||College Communication 1|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ATAV-202||Piston Engines & Propellers|
|ATAV-203||Advanced AC/DC Theory|
|ATAV-401||Aerodynamics - Fixed and Rotary Wing|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|ATAV-204||Aircraft Structures and Sheet Metal|
|ATAV-205||Intro to Avionics Systems|
|ATAV-206||ATA Systems 1|
|COMM-170/171||College Communication 2|
|ATAV-301||Electrical Systems Installation|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ATAV-403||ATA Systems 2|
|ATAV-504||Aircraft Data Bus Systems|
|ATAT-700||Canadian Aviation Regulations|
|ATAV-602||Auto Flight Control Systems|
Air Canada, Kelowna Flight craft, Porter Airlines, Air Georgian, WestJet, Air Transat, Jazz, First Air, Bombardier, Magellan Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Messier Dowty, Transport Canada, IMP Group, Mid Canada Mod Centre, Kitchener Aero, Cascade Aerospace, Department of National Defense, Flight Safety Canada Aviation
Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Management, 4 year|
|Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations|
|Bachelor of Management with Major, 4 year|
|Bachelor of Management, 3 year|
|British Columbia Institute of Technology||Bachelor of Technology - Technology Management|
Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
|Griffith University||Bachelor of Aviation Management - Major in Management|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:
Centennial’s Aerospace and Aviation department working in partnership with Air Canada, Air Georgian, Bombardier and other industry organizations, provides eligible students with the opportunity to take part in both work integrated learning and job shadowing opportunities (where and when available).
The programs are accredited by Transport Canada (TC) and the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA). Students that meet accreditation standards are:
To be eligible for accreditation students must meet mandatory grading, attendance and practical performance requirements in all technical courses, which include an absenteeism rate of less than five percent (of the total program hours), a 70% (B) grade in every course and successful completion of all mandatory practical tasks.
To register for the Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance program (#8113), you must have:
Due to Transport Canada accreditation requirements, the option for transfer credit is only applicable to certain General Education (COMM, GNED elective) courses in the Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance program. Applicability and approval is subject to review.
Students are 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.
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
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Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
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Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|