Aircraft Mechanic School

Why ICS Canada?

  • DEAC Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Program Overview

Take the first steps towards a career as an aircraft technician with ICS Canada’s online Aircraft Mechanic Career Diploma training program! Learn new job skills in an exciting and challenging industry in as little as six months — all at a pace that’s right for you.

ICS Canada's Aircraft Mechanics Career Diploma program covers all aspects of aircraft maintenance and repair which meets Transport Canada's basic training requirements for the AME License "M" Rating.

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To provide a solid foundation in aircraft mechanics and prepare students to qualify for the in-class segment of Transport Canada's AME program, as well as serve as a basic training avenue for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) M Category License.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the brief history of the powered aircraft, basic aircraft components and terminology, the duties of aircraft mechanic engineers, and transport Canada
  • Explain technician general topics including aircraft drawings, aircraft hardware, hand tools and measuring devices, aircraft structural materials, corrosion and its control, nondestructive inspection, ground handling and servicing, and maintenance forms and records
  • Calculate mathematical and physics formulas pertaining to basic electricity, electrical generators and motors, weight and balance, and fluid lines and fittings
  • Describe aircrafts structures, sheet metal structural repair, fabric covering, and assembly and rigging
  • Describe airframe electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, cabin atmosphere control systems, instrument systems, and fuel systems
  • Identify the principles of flight and describe helicopter fundamentals, including the main rotor system and transmission, mast and flight controls, tail rotors, powerplants, and airframes and related systems
  • Describe the theories and concepts of reciprocating engines, engine maintenance and operations, engine removal and replacement, turbine engine theory, and turbine engine maintenance and operation
  • Explain power systems that control engine ignition, electricity, powerplant instruments, aircraft fuel meters, fire protection
  • Explain the systems that regulate an engine's induction, cooling, exhaust, starting, and lubrication
  • Describe solid state devices including bridges and monitors, synchros, servo motors and tach/rate generators, and gyros
  • Describe avionic systems including compass systems, inertial navigation systems (INS), automatic direction finder (ADF), global positioning system (GPS), very high frequency-omni range (VOR), instrument landing category II systems, air traffic control system (ATC), distance measuring equipment (DME), marker beacon system, area navigation (RNAV), and flight management computer system (FMCS)
  • Identify aviation regulatory terminology and the regulations affecting maintenance
  • Describe aviation regulation concepts that affect the modification and repair of aeronautical products, airworthiness, service difficulty reporting, approved maintenance organization, design approval, and flight authority

Instruction Set 1

The Canadian Aircraft Mechanic: An Introduction

Brief history of powered aircraft; basic aircraft components and terminology; duties of aircraft mechanic engineers; transport Canada.

Instruction Set 2

A&P Technician General

Mathematics; Physics; basic electricity; electrical generators and motors; aircraft drawings; weight and balance; fluid lines and fittings; aircraft hardware; hand tools and measuring devices; aircraft structural materials; corrosion and its control; nondestructive inspection; ground handling and servicing; maintenance forms and records.

Additional Material

Textbook: General Technician

Instruction Set 3

A&P Airframe

Aircraft structures; sheet metal structural repair; aircraft fabric covering; aircraft assembly and rigging; aircraft electrical systems; aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic power systems; aircraft cabin atmosphere control systems; aircraft instrument systems; aircraft fuel systems.

Additional Material

Textbook: A&P Airframe

Supplement: Nondestructive testing in Aircraft

Instruction Set 4

Helicopter Maintenance

Principles of flight; helicopter fundamentals; main rotor system; mast and flight controls; main rotor transmission; tail rotors; powerplants; airframes and related systems.

Additional Material

Textbook: Helicopter Maintenance


  • Logic Circuit Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Number Systems
  • Quality Assurance and Human Factors
  • Passenger Entertainment Systemss

Instruction Set 5

A&P Powerplant

Reciprocating engine theory; reciprocating engine maintenance and operations; reciprocating engine removal and replacement; turbine engine theory; turbine engine maintenance and operation; engine ignition systems; powerplant; electrical systems; powerplant electrical installation; powerplant instrument systems; fire protection systems; aircraft fuel metering systems; engine induction systems; engine cooling systems; engine exhaust systems; engine starting systems; engine lubrication systems; propellers.

Additional Material

Textbook: A&P Powerplant

Instruction Set 6

Avionics Fundamentals

Solid state devices; bridges and monitors; synchros; servo motors and tach/rate generators; gyros; compass systems; inertial navigation systems (INS); automatic direction finder (ADF); omega navigation system (ONS); very high frequency-omni range (VOR); instrument landing category II systems; air traffic control system (ATC); distance measuring equipment (DME); marker beacon system; area navigation (RNAV); flight management computer system (FMCS).

Instruction Set 7

Canadian Aviation Regulation

Interpretation of terms; regulations affecting maintenance; modification and repair of aeronautical products; airworthiness; service difficulty reporting; approved maintenance organization; design approval; flight authority.

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® or later, and an email account to complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
The ICS Aircraft Mechanics Program meets Transport Canada's basic training requirements for the AME License "M" rating.

Sample Lesson

To view a Aircraft Mechanics sample lesson, click here.

Aircraft Mechanic Training Details

In ICS Canada’s Aircraft Mechanics training program you’ll cover topics such as:

  • Aircraft components and terminology
  • Electrical generators and motors, aircraft structural materials and hardware
  • Sheet metal structural repair, aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic power systems, instrument systems and cabin atmosphere controls
  • Helicopter maintenance
  • Avionics fundamentals
  • Canadian aviation regulations
Online aircraft mechanics training

Here are a few qualities that reliable aircraft mechanics have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Problem solver: Finding the missing piece can be rewarding and fun.
  • Persistent: You work until the job is done, and done well.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books
  • Study Planner App to keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising