Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M-License
This 62-week (approximately 15 months) program is offered in partnership with Northern Lights College (NLC) in Dawson Creek, B.C. The first 48 weeks of training take place at Okanagan College Aerospace Campus in Vernon BC. The final 14 weeks of training take place at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. The diploma is conferred by Northern Lights College. All curriculum and entrance requirements at Okanagan College align with the AME program at Northern Lights College.
The program is designed to take a student with little or no previous experience in the aircraft maintenance trade and supply him/her with the necessary skills to seek employment in that industry as an apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. The curriculum follows Transport Canada's guidelines and upon successful completion of the program, Transport Canada will grant graduates 18 months of experience credits toward the 48-month experience requirement for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license. Graduates also receive a diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from Northern Lights College.
Apprenticeship technical training credit for Levels One through Four will be granted upon successful completion of this program. Apprenticeship practical training credit may also be granted by the employer as a result of prior practical experience.
Training provided is applicable to both rotary wing aircraft (helicopters) and fixed wing aircraft, covering a wide range of subjects with emphasis on practical training. Some of the major subjects taught include aviation law, theory of flight, powerplants (turbine and piston), airframe structures and systems, hydraulics, electrical and avionics systems.
The following admission requirements align with the AME admission requirements established by Northern Lights College.
- 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 67% or alternatives or English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives or an ABLE reading comprehension score of at least 83%.
A minimum of 60% in:
Or a minimum of 67% in any of:
- Principles of Mathematics 11
- Applications of Mathematics 11
- Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
- Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics Grade 11
- Adult Basic Education MATH 011
- Adult Basic Education MATH 084 and MATH 085
- Adult Basic Education 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%.
For more information on the NLC portion of this partnership program visit Northern Lights College
Term I: Okanagan College Aerospace campus session, Vernon, B.C.: 48 weeks
Term II: Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, B.C.: 14 weeks
Reciprocating Engine Components
Landing Gear and Dynamic Drive Trains
Practical Use of Hand and Machine Tools
Aluminum Forming, Assembly and Repair