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Maintenance-2018-04-18-ENA-117.jpgSecondary School Pre-requisites
  • Secondary V Mathematics Technical and Scientific Option or Science Option or the equivalent 
  • Secondary V Physics or the equivalent
Your high school years must have been completed in English.*
New: DCS Laptop program

The DCS Laptop program means that the student enrolled in this program must have a laptop computer and use it most of the time during class. Course notes and resources can be found online. See the information document, which contains the minimum requirements and answers to frequently asked questions.

You will learn to :
  • Maintain aircraft airworthiness.
  • Check, repair, replace or modify aircraft components to maintain aircraft airworthiness.
  • Research and troubleshoot problems with the aircraft and write technical reports.


Careers in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Component Repair Technician
  • Test Bench Technician (engine)
  • Inspector


Skills needed 

  • Ability to respect established standards and procedures while working 
  • Facility for team work 
  • Sense of responsibility 
  • Manual dexterity 
  • Mechanical interest 
  • Willingness to work with an irregular schedule

*If your high school studies have been completed in another language than French or English, you must demonstrate a sufficient English language proficiency required for admission by presenting an English test result (TOEFL or IELTS). Otherwise, please contact the Registrar's Office at 450 678-3561 ext. 4215.


Consult the prospectus 2023-2024
Aircraft Maintenance Licence


The course is Transport Canada approved and leads to an Aircraft Maintenance licence (AME).

A French Institution


École nationale d’aérotechnique is a francophone institution. Although the language of instruction for this program is English, all other services and activities will be offered in French. A bilingual advisor will be available to assist and advise students in English.

Institutional policy for the evaluation of student achievement (IPESA)


For more information, consult the Institutional policy for the evaluation of student achievement (IPESA), available in PDF format on the Règlements et politiques page.


1st session

109-101-MQ Physical Activity and Health 1-1-1
603-101-MQ Introduction to College English 2-2-3
201-1A5-EM Applied Mathematics 3-2-3
280-1A5-EM Assembly and Installation 2-3-1
280-1A3-EM Aircraft Blueprint Reading 1-2-2
280-1C5-EM Aircraft Piston Engines 3-2-2
280-1B5-EM Introduction to Aeronautics 3-2-2



2nd session

345-101-MQ Humanities: Knowledge 3-1-3
603-102-MQ  Literary Genres 3-1-3
201-2A5-EM Aircraft Applied Mathematics 3-2-3
280-2A5-EM Organic Materials Used in Aeronautics 3-2-2
280-2B5-EM Minor Repairs 2-3-2
280-2C5-EM Strength of Materials 3-2-2
280-2D5-EM Turbo Machine Operation 3-2-2



3rd session

345-102-MQ Humanities: World Views 3-0-3
603-103-MQ Literary Themes 3-1-3
602-XXX-MQ French Language and Communication 2-1-3
280-3A4-EM Piston Engine Maintenance 1-3-1
280-3B4-EM Aerodynamics 2-2-2
280-3C4-EM Civil Aviation 2-2-2
280-3D4-EM Direct Current Avionics 2-2-2
280-3A6-EM Metal Structural Repair  2-4-1



4th session

109-102-MQ Physical Activity and Effectiveness 0-2-1
345-CEG-EM  Humanities 3-0-3
602-YYY-EM French Second Language 2-1-3
280-4A5-EM Turbo Machine Maintenance 1-4-1
280-4A4-EM Alternate Current Avionics 2-2-2
280-4B5-EM Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2-3-2
280-4B4-EM Helicopters 2-2-2
280-4C5-EM Aircraft instrumentation 3-2-2



5th session

COMPL Complementary Course 3-0-3
280-5A3-EM Propeller Maintenance 1-2-1
280-5A5-EM Control Surfaces 2-3-1
280-5A4-EM Aircraft System Operation 2-2-2
280-5A6-EM Engine Performance 3-3-2
280-5B3-EM Intership on Planes 1 0-3-1
280-5C3-EM Internship on Helicopters 1 0-3-1
280-5B4-EM Radio Systems 2-2-2



6th session

109-103-MQ Physical Activity and Autonomy 1-1-1
603-CEG-EM  English for Specific Program 3-1-2
COMPL Complementary Course  3-0-3
280-6A3-EM Avionics Maintenance 0-3-1
280-6A6-EM Composite Structural Repair 2-4-1
280-6A4-EM Internship on Planes 2 0-4-1
280-6B4-EM Internship on Helicopters 2 0-4-1
280-6C4-EM Aircraft System Maintenance 0-4-1



Exit Exam

In addition to the English Ministerial Examination, an exit exam is required at the end of the program.


For more information, consult the program book.


Average job placement: 97 %

Source: Relance au collégial en formation technique du Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (2017).

Average annual starting salary: $32,000
Average annual higher salary: $83,000

Source: site Repères - Le site officiel de l'information scolaire et professionnelle, 2020

Proportion of Aircraft Maintenance Techniques graduates who go on to university: 20%
Source: Sous-comité des registraires du Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire.
Aerospace Industry
Gabriel-CSeries_DSC_0365---Copie.jpgWith more than 400 businesses in the field of aeronautics located in the province, Québec is a leader in the Canadian and international aerospace industry.


Many opportunities abound for ÉNA graduates! The rigorous training that you will receive in the cuttingedge sector that is the aerospace industry will provide you with in-demand, high-level skills, that will help you progress up to company management positions if desired.

Furthermore, your acquired knowledge of mechanics, electronics, and design, are sought after in several manufacturing sectors relating to maintenance and parts manufacturing.



Companies that hire
Graduate Testimony


Patrick Villeneuve-ThibertPatrick-Thibert-photo.jpg

Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Pratt & Whitney Canada


"Before going at ÉNA, I already had a passion for automobile mechanics and an interest in aviation. The school has prepared me very well for the job market. As part of my job, I am required to do dimensional and geometric inspection of various parts of aircraft engines. It's very important to be conscientious, rigourous and meticulous, because you don't want to risk playing with people's lives."



University and other formations

20% of graduates pursue University studies in fields such as Mechanical Engineering or Operations and Logistics Engineering.


Studies at ÉNA can be an important asset if you also want to do a training in a flight school. 


Frédéric Leroux 

Airplane pilot – Jazz Aviation L.P.

Graduate in Aerospace Engineering in 2016


« I studied at ÉNA in parallel with my flying lessons. The School brought me strong technical knowledge while developping a great network of contacts and giving me access to the Aero-Club ÉNA which allowed me to accumulate time of flight. My training in Aerospace Engineering gave me the opportunity to know very well how an aircraft is designed and planned. Now I have a better understanding of the aircraft that I will fly following my internal training at Jazz.»