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Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance (Co-op)

Fanshawe College
64 weeks
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)

Program description

Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance (Co-op)

The electronic communication and navigation system is the heart of all aircraft. They are vital to the safety and success of all flights, no matter the journey or destination. Specializing in repairing and maintaining these systems is a vital piece of the aviation industry that produces rewarding and in-demand careers.

With the Transport Canada approved Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance program, you’ll learn to become a vital and specialized member of the aviation team. You'll learn about all aspects of aircraft avionics systems used in general aviation, corporate, charter transport category aircraft, and helicopters. Along with developing cutting-edge computer and electronic systems skills, you'll also study aerodynamics, safety and flight control systems. As well, with aircraft constantly evolving and improving, you'll have opportunities to adapt and upgrade your skills and you progress through the program, embarking on a life-long learning journey.

When you graduate, you'll be prepared for an exciting career with Canadian and international avionics-approved shops and aircraft manufacturing companies

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH
  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)


  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


  • Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate


  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND
  • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)


  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years SDS Program Requirements
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Avionics and and WHMIS-Intro
  • Avionics Electrical Fundamentals
  • Avionics Electronic Fundamentals
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Aviation Maintenance Practices
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Landing Gear Systems
  • Aircraft Materials and Hardware
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Engine Instruments
  • Aircraft Fuels Systems
  • Aircraft Environmental and Safety Systems

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Aircraft Electrical Power
  • Aircraft Flight Instruments
  • Aircraft Internal Communications
  • Avionics Digital Fundamentals
  • Avionics Radio Theory

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Aircraft Wireless Communications Systems
  • Aircraft Radio Navigation Systems
  • Aircraft Automatic Flight Control System
  • Avionics Installations and Standard Prac
  • Flight Line Maintenance Practices

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 2,078.20 CAD, and the total fees are 3,537.87 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 8,875.00 CAD, and the total fees are 10,940.65 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.


Credential - Ontario College Diploma

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Apply the current regulatory requirements to the safety and airworthiness of aircraft
  2. Perform major and minor maintenance tasks on airframes and engines
  3. Install and maintain aircraft electrical systems
  4. Install and maintain aircraft instrument systems
  5. Install and maintain aircraft avionic and flight control systems
  6. Apply the principles and practices of aircraft maintenance engineer category "E" to all work situations

Career opportunities

This program provides eighteen months of Approved Basic Training credit towards the forty-eight months experience required to obtain a Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license in the 'E' Category, and prepares the students for careers with Canadian and international aircraft maintenance and aircraft manufacturing organizations

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Start your academic journey into the exciting, in demand field of aviation here at Fanshawe and see your career take off!

As specialists in providing Transport Canada approved aviation programming, Fanshawe is the post-secondary destination of choice for many prospective students.

Our students receive training of the highest quality and pursue aerospace careers across Canada and around the world at all levels of manufacturing, maintenance, fleet service and administration.

Air Canada, Diamond Aircraft, Jazz Airlines, WestJet and New United Goderich are just a few of the places our graduates land in their careers.

The Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology continues to expand with new programming and exciting educational opportunities that meet the needs of the future.

About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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