A rewarding career is the result of a good education, i.e. one that nurtures key skills, encourages progress, and offers experiential opportunities. Canadore College checks all the boxes.
“We are here to prepare you for an exciting and meaningful career just as we have done for more than 47,000 alumni working across the globe,” says President and CEO George Burton. “I know that Canadore College will live up to this promise because I, too, am a proud Canadore graduate.”
In its campuses located in the beautiful city of North Bay, just 180 minutes north of Toronto, and in Parry Sound, Ontario, there’s a programme for every aspiration. Learners interested in soaring within the field of aviation are no exception. Canadore College has a top-of-the-line, industry-standard 90,000 square foot aviation campus dedicated to their development. What’s more, each programme taught within and beyond its walls is delivered by an expert.
If you’re interested in ensuring the safety of the flying public, this programme will help you learn the basic techniques and standard practices used in the aviation industry today. In the process, you’ll develop the mathematical, scientific and technical skills needed to gain entry into one of Canadore College’s full-time aviation programmes.
Topics include health and safety for aviation, a comprehensive introduction to aircraft maintenance, the operation of basic tools, hand skills, electricity, pre-aviation maths, as well as physics.
Ready to train on an actual aircraft? Approved by Transport Canada, this programme will let you do just that. Students learn to troubleshoot vital aircraft components and systems, including piston and turbine engines, electrical systems, hydraulics, and navigation and communication systems.
Through hands-on sessions, you could even expect to study the challenging complexities of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. This programme will provide the theoretical knowledge needed to achieve apprenticeship employment.
Graduates are able to pursue careers in aircraft and helicopter maintenance, aircraft manufacturing, component overhaul, as well as maintenance management and oversight.
Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance
This diploma programme is taught by skilled professionals who are ever-willing to nurture a new generation of experts. Under their guidance, students can expect to comprehend the basics of repairing and maintaining aircraft electrical and electronics systems.
Topics covered include Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics, Installation Practices, Mathematics for Avionics Maintenance Technicians, Digital and Microcomputer Techniques, Basic Aircraft Structures, Communication Systems, Aircraft Instrumentation, Canadian Aviation Regulations, and more.
The qualification opens doors to careers in avionics repair stations, aircraft manufacturing and air carriers (local, regional and international).
Aviation Technician – Avionics Maintenance
This multidisciplinary diploma teaches the complexities of aircraft maintenance with an advanced specialisation in avionics. Students will receive theoretical and practical training on components and systems including engine, hydraulics and landing gear.
By your third year, expect to progress to intensive avionics training, which entails installing and configuring aeronautical sub-systems and components contained within aircraft structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, communication, navigation, surveillance and flight guidance systems.
Upon graduation, students are primed to take on lucrative senior maintenance management positions or roles in aircraft mechanics, inspection, instrumentation, servicing, repair, maintenance, manufacturing, or component overhaul.
Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics
Full-time advanced diploma
Airframe structures are crucial in the field of aviation. This programme can teach you to repair or overhaul them through theoretical and practical training on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft.
Modules cover the art and science of troubleshooting vital aircraft components and systems, including the engine, hydraulics and landing gear. Students in their third year take on more advanced training, such as damage inspection and evaluation, manufacturing and repair techniques, and advanced fitting and assembly procedures.
Lessons cover aircraft wood, tubular and fabric repair, aircraft structural assembly, advanced sheet metal, composite repair, fabrication processes, technical drawing, avionics systems, aerodynamics, gas turbine, reciprocating engines, and more.
Aviation Technology – Aircraft Maintenance and Structures
Full-time advanced diploma
This accelerated programme can teach you to specialise in the repairing, upgrading and modifying of intricate aircraft — in just 365 days. Approved by Transport Canada, it prepares learners for versatile careers in various areas of the aviation industry, such as manufacturing, composite repair, maintenance, overhaul, or sheet metal repair.
Topics covered include structural assembly and repair, sheet metal fabrication and repair, aircraft wood, tubular and fabric repair, composite manufacturing, repair techniques, advanced forming techniques, and technical information interpretation.
Aircraft Structural Repair Technician
Home to the most aircraft in the province of Ontario, Canadore College truly is a leader in aircraft maintenance and avionics instruction. In fact, it has been since 1972. Where better to gear up for a dynamic career in an industry hungry for talent? Projections show that nearly 5,000 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are ready to retire after long, fulfilling careers.
Despite pandemic-inflicted travel restrictions, several aspects of the aviation business have stayed afloat. Passenger flights may have been cancelled, however, cargo airlines have increased flights dramatically.
Corporate jets transported business leaders across the globe when commercial airlines could not be of service. In turn, the maintenance and modification sector’s boom prevailed.
Simply put, joining the aviation industry is a fruitful choice for anyone determined to master in-demand expertise.
Located in the beautiful city of North Bay, Ontario, Canadore College is home to three campuses — the Aviation Campus, the Commerce Court Campus, and the Education Centre. They are set on a 650-acre piece of land that overlooks the city.
Outside the classroom, students enjoy delicious cuisines in diverse restaurants; immerse themselves in the arts with live theatre and community festivals; shop until they drop at one of the city’s many shops and boutiques; and spruce up for a night hopping from one hotspot to another.
The outdoors are just as exciting. North Bay — nestled between two beautiful lakes — is home to countless lakes, rivers, forests, canoe routes, and trail systems that provide endless opportunities for natural exploration.