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This 4 semester 2 year diploma program (76 weeks) is offered in partnership with Northern Lights College (NLC) in Dawson Creek, B.C. The first 3 semesters (55 weeks) of training take place at Okanagan College Aerospace Campus in Vernon B.C. The final semester (18 weeks) takes 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 AMT 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 for Aircraft Maintenance Technician 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.
Canadian Armed Forces Accreditation Certification Equivalency is approved, fast track your career in the Armed Forces with this program.
The following admission requirements align with the admission requirements established by Northern Lights College.
Or an ABLE reading comprehension score of at least 83%. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.
A minimum of 60% in one of:
Or a minimum of 63% on the Trades Entrance Assessment (TEA) 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 TEA mathematics test and must receive a minimum of 63%.
Dual Credit (BC's ACE IT program)
Dual credit students must complete Grade 11 prior to the start of the program including the math and English requirements as outlined above. A Grade 11 core science (preferably physics) with 60% or higher is also required. One Grade 10 shop class is recommended.
For more information on the NLC portion of this partnership program visit Northern Lights College.
Trades and Apprenticeship
Fees listed are for the 55-week portion of the program offered by Okanagan College. Fees for the remaining 18 weeks are payable to Northern Lights College (NLC). Please contact NLC for details.
This program is student loan eligible.
Click here to view the Training Schedule for up-to-date intake dates.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/23/2021