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Aircraft Maintenance

Code 280.C0
SectorMotorized Equipment Maintenance (10)
CUISEP code455-437.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2006.
Educational organizations offering the program
This program is offered in French: 
Techniques de maintenance d'aéronefs

Program objectives

The Aircraft Maintenance program aims to train technicians to work in an aircraft organization, repair centres, and manufacturing centres. These technicians will be able to provide maintainance on motors, aircraft, propellers and helicopters. They will also assure the maintenance of aircraft, flight controls and instrumentation systems. Aircraft maintenance technicians will also perform unplanned inspection in addition to performing the activities related to the design and manufacturing of aircraft components.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in section 2 of the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):
• Sec. V TS or S – Secondary V Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564506) or Science (565506) Options
• Sec. V Physics – Secondary V Physics (553504)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (7315)

Job titles

aircraft maintenance technician

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
025N To analyze the occupation
025P To interpret schematics, drawings, assembly plans and installation plans
025Q To apply shaping, assembly and installation techniques
025R To use organic and synthetic materials
025S To model and interpret mathematical results as they apply to aircraft maintenance
025T To maintain direct-current circuits on an aircraft
025U To inspect the operation of power and control components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
025V To inspect the operation of aircraft piston engines
025W To perform activities related to the resistance of materials used in the aircraft industry
025X To clean, inspect and protect aircraft materials
025Y To overhaul aircraft piston engines
025Z To prepare and asssemble sheet metal
0260 To apply principles of aerodynamics
0261 To maintain the metal structures and structural components of an aircraft
0262 To maintain aircraft structures and structural components made of composite materials, wood and fabric
0263 To verify simple alternating-current circuits on an aircraft
0264 To maintain propellers and propeller-related systems
0265 To verify communications, navigation and instrumentation systems
0266 To verify the operation of aircraft turbine engines
0267 To maintain flight controls and flight control surfaces
0268 To apply principles of aerodynamics to flight and helicopter maintenance
0269 To maintain landing gear
026A To overhaul aircraft turbine engines
026B To assess the performance of piston and turbine engines
026C To maintain aircraft systems
026D To inspect airplanes and helicopters
026E To maintain airplanes
026F To maintain helicopters
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 2 130