The Aircraft Structures Technician (AME-S) program consists of approximately 1,150 hours of shop and classroom instruction. You will learn about the basic theory of flight, aircraft systems, construction, and Transport Canada regulatory requirement

Upon successful completion of the program to required standards you will receive recognition by Transport Canada for training and technical tests required for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer–Structures (AME-S) licence. You will also receive an 11-month time credit toward the three-year requirement to complete your AME-S certifications while learning to build and repair aircraft structures. You will work with sheet metal, tubular, composite, wood and fabric structures to develop a strong skills and knowledge in all aspects of aircraft sheet metal work.


Qualify for high-demand jobs locally and around the world. Employment opportunities may include aircraft repair and servicing, aircraft manufacturing, composite component repair, aircraft parts manufacturing and aircraft parts technician, or gain advanced standing as an aircraft structures technician with the Canadian Forces.


North Island College
(Campbell River Campus)
1685 S Dogwood St

Campbell River, BC

Program Start Date: September

Program Length: 40 weeks

Note: The program does NOT follow the Comox Valley School’s Calendar.  There is NO spring break.


If you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.

FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)

ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)

NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)