2019-20 Calendar

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M-License

The AME-M program is being revised. Please follow this link.

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.

Admission Requirements

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%.

Math requirement:

A minimum of 60% in:

  • Pre-calculus Grade 11

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
  • Workplace Mathematics 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%.

Program Partnership

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
AMET 100 Course Introduction
AMET 101 Theory of Flight
AMET 102 Blueprint & Parts
AMET 103 Aircraft Electricity
AMET 104 Non-Destructive Inspection
AMET 105 Tools for Aircraft Maintenance
AMET 106 Materials & Structures
AMET 107 Hydraulics
AMET 108 Regulations & Publications
AMET 109 Reciprocating Engines
AMET 110 Reciprocating Engine Components
AMET 111 Turbine Engines
AMET 112 Engine Auxiliary Systems
AMET 113 Propellers
AMET 114 Aircraft Handling & Inspection
AMET 115 Aircraft Controls & Rigging
AMET 116 Fuel & Environmental Systems
AMET 117 Landing Gear and Dynamic Drive Trains
AMET 118 Navigation & Communication
AMET 119 Aircraft Auxiliary Systems
AMET 120 Troubleshooting & Human Factor
AMEP 100 Human Factors in AME Training
AMEP 101 Practical Use of Hand and Machine Tools
AMEP 102 Rivet Installation
AMEP 103 Aluminum Forming, Assembly and Repair
AMEP 104 Structural Repair
AMEP 105 Shop Cleanup
AMEP 106A Electrical Components and Circuits
AMEP 106B Electrical Installation
AMEP 107 Engine Maintenance
AMEP 108 Engine Components
AMEP 109 Safetying & Hydraulics

Program Area:

Trades and Apprenticeship

Campus (Intake):

  • Vernon (Feb)




  • Full-Time


2019-20: $9,425.86

  • 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


Fees listed are for the 48-week portion of the program offered by Okanagan College. Fees for the remaining 14 weeks are payable to Northern Lights College (NLC). Please contact NLC for details.

This program is student loan eligible.

Click here to view up-to-date intake dates.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 05/27/2019