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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'S' (Structures)

The program consists of 37 weeks (1110 hours) of full-time studies. Approximately 50 percent of the day is spent on theory discussions in a classroom setting, followed by hands-on practical training in the shops located in OC’s Aerospace Campus at Kelowna International Airport. The program follows a national set of standards and is approved by Transport Canada.  Upon successful completion, the graduate will receive an Okanagan College certificate. Transport Canada also grants graduates of this program ten months experience credit towards the 36 month experience requirement.  Upon completion of the required total work experience and successful completion of a regulatory exam you will qualify for a Transport Canada AME "S" Licence.

Admission Requirements

  • B.C secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 11 with minimum 50% or alternatives, or an ABLE reading comprehension score of at least 83%.

  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 50% in any of:

    • Pre-calculus Grade 11
    • Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11
    • Principles of Mathematics 11
    • Applications of Mathematics 11
    • Essentials of Mathematics 11
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085
    • Adult Basic Eucation IALG 011

Or a minimum of 63% on the ABLE mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.                

 Applicants who have not satisfied the Math requirement within the last seven (7) years must write the ABLE Mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%

Good colour vision and an interest in mechanics are recommended.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of 70% is required in every course to complete the program.

The attendance policy for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'S' (Structures) program differs from other OC programs and is regulated by Transport Canada.
In compliance with Canadian Aviation Regulation Standard 566:
(A) students having missed more than 5 percent of the course through absences, shall not qualify for experience credit from a basic training course;
(C) a student may make up the lost time which is in excess of 5 percent through documented supplementary studies, equivalent to that missed from the original program to qualify for experience credit.

Program Outline

Term 1 (16 weeks)
Term 2 (16 weeks)
Term 3 (5 weeks)

There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Feb)
    Full program




  • Full-Time


2015-16: $6,894.18 
  • Fees include all mandatory fees: Activity fee, Health & Dental, Student Association fee, Education Technology fee,Development fee.
  • All amounts are approximate and are subject to change.
  • International students will pay International tuition fees

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 11/25/2015