Program Objectives

To acquire the knowledge and ability to interpret norms, work methods, drawings, schematics and manuals; to apply assembly and installation techniques, transmission servicing, servicing of motors and accessories, control, flight and landing systems; machining, assembly and installation techniques; static and dynamic balancing; integrating in the workplace.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
869-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
869-022 Gain an overview of the aerospace industry 30 2
869-064 Use various work procedures and apply computer science concepts 60 4
869-083 Apply occupational health and safety rules and materials handling techniques 45 3
869-201 Use job search techniques 15 1
869-302 Apply mathematical concepts 30 2
869-312 Take measurements using precision instruments 30 2
869-323 Maintain and protect materials used in aircraft structures and systems 45 3
869-334 Read and interpret drawings, diagrams and manuals, and produce sketches 60 4
869-504 Assemble, install and troubleshoot flight control systems 60 4
869-514 Assemble, install and overhaul landing gear 60 4
869-524 Enter the work force 60 4
869-906 Perform machining, assembly and installation tasks 90 6
869-914 Balance rotors 60 4
869-923 Assemble, install and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic systems 45 3
869-934 Assemble and check the power plant 60 4
869-948 Assemble and check the cold section of an engine 120 8
869-956 Assemble and check the hot section of an engine 90 6
869-965 Assemble and check gearboxes, shafts and bearings 75 5
869-975 Install and check primary engine systems 75 5
869-984 Install and check secondary engine systems 60 4
1185 79

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS de Montréal
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal

Aircraft Mechanical Assembly

Aircraft mechanical assemblers manufacture, assemble and install essential components of an aircraft (engines, landing gear, piloting controls, hydraulic systems, pumps and valves, etc.). They manufacture and machine parts for mechanical components, ensure adjustments and quality control. It’s a problem-solving occupation for those who have excellent manual dexterity, good vision and who enjoy teamwork. This career is suitable for meticulous, precise and responsible people.

Job Titles

Rigger mechanic, aircraft controls

IMT en ligne - Emploi Québec

Targeted Professions

Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors (9521)

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