Aircraft Maintenance comprise the fundamentals of Aviation Maintenance practices. Students in this program will be prepared to earn a professional license as line mechanics and a degree in aircraft maintenance technology. Within two years, successful graduates will be awarded certificates for completion of the approved EASA Category ‘A’ basic training course and a MoHSER accredited Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance. Students wishing to continue their study have the option of an additional third year to earn a Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (aeromechanical or avionic technology) and to acquire the knowledge base of an EASA Category ‘B’ Maintenance Certifying Technician. Those that are successful in passing all the EASA qualifying exams will be required a five year maintenance experience eligibility before they are considered for the EASA Category ‘B’ Maintenance Certifying Technicians (MCT) License.
The Diploma and Higher Diploma programs are developed to fit the quarter calendar system. The duration of the Diploma program is two years and the Higher Diploma can be earned one year after the Diploma program is completed.
The program is delivered on full-time basis over two (Diploma) and three (Higher Diploma) years. Each academic year consists of four quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.) Students are engaged in the class room and in the workshops/laboratories for 7 periods per day for a total of 35 hours a week. This lengthy day of training is necessary in order to satisfy EASA and GCAA training time requirements that are embedded in the academic program.
Generally, courses are delivered by a combination of instructional lectures, practical workshops/laboratories, and tutorials; workshop and work-based activities, such as internships, integrate different disciplines and provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in lectures on realistic work related activities or in the workplace. In addition, maintenance experience is conducted in conjunction with an EASA / GCAA Part 145 organization or a licensed repair and overhaul facility. The duration of this portion of the training falls within the hours required by EASA/GCAA part 147.