FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS INTAF-CT Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

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  • January entry date
  • Pre-employment program (approximately 5 months in length)
  • Stevenson Campus (Winnipeg)
  • Transport Canada approved training
  • Credit transfer opportunities:
    - Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson (Apprenticeship Level 1)
    - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - term one

Using a combination of classroom theory and practical training on our fixed and rotary wing aircraft, Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance Engineer provides the necessary foundation for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. High School Diploma
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in the final year of a high school diploma from a recognized provincial or territorial Canadian high school or equivalent
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Communication for Engineers and Technologists (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Who Should Enrol?

If you have an interest in aircraft, are mechanically inclined, like to work with your hands, take pride in completing tasks to exacting standards, and have an attitude for safety you may want to consider a career in aircraft maintenance.

There are many aspects to this career, making it an excellent choice if you enjoy variety of work in a 'jack of all trades' environment. Aircraft maintenance personnel are involved with many systems and components related to aircraft and their operation.

Persons best suited to this career should have a keen interest in mechanical devices and operating principles. The work is technical including inspecting, repairing, installing, and diagnostic troubleshooting.  This requires aircraft maintenance personnel to be well versed in all aspects of the aircraft and the related systems they are maintaining.

Other skills required include good communication, good comprehension, basic math, hand/eye dexterity, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
Books and Supplies
Year 1
Other Fees
Year 1
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
1CSA Approved Safety Shoes

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
AMEG-1003Aircraft Ground Handling
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Topics covered in the course are: how to safely perform ground handling and servicing of aircraft, and select and use appropriate fire extinguishers for fire suppression.

AMEG-1005Aircraft Hardware
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Students will learn how to select and install aircraft hardware and ensure that installed hardware is certified and traceable.

AMEG-1007Aircraft Structural Materials
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Students will learn to select proper materials for airframe repair and maintenance and assess and control corrosion.

AMEG-1011Electrical Systems 1
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Students will be introduced to direct current electrical theory, including atomic structure, electrostatics, and magnetism as applicable to aircraft electrical systems. Students will explore a variety of aircraft storage batteries, electrical measuring devices, and complete practical projects involving aircraft batteries, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws.

AMEG-10194-Airframe Fuel Systems
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Students will learn how to safely service an aircraft with the correct rated fuel. Students will also be taught general maintenance of aircraft fuel systems.

AMEG-1024Aviation Math and Physics
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Students will use applied mathematics and physics as problem-solving tools in day-to-day aircraft maintenance activities.

AMEG-10258-Structures Assembly & Rigging
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This course describes the assembly of aircraft and rigging of aircraft flight controls.

AMEG-102919-Weight & Balance
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Students will learn to weight aircraft as per manufacturers' recommendations, compute centre of gravity, prepare a new or revised weight and balance and amend the equipment list as required.

AMEG-1030Tools & Equipment
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Students will learn how to identify, select and safely use appropriate tools and equipment in aircraft maintenance.

AMEG-1277Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
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Students will learn how to safely service and maintain aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

AVIA-1005Aircraft Propulsion Systems
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Aircraft Propulsion Systems provides the fundamentals and basic operating principles for aircraft motive systems, including gas turbine engines, piston engines, and aircraft propellers.

AVIA-1009Intro to CARs
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Introduction to the Canadian Aviation Regulations identifies the basic framework of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, enabling participants to navigate the standards and regulations associated with Canadian civil aviation. 

AVIA-1035Rotary Wing Theory of Flight
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This course gives the student the basic principles of helicopter theory of flight. The student will be able to identify the major components of a helicopter and state the operating principle of each component.

AVIA-1038Sheet Metal Forming
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Students will practice sheet metal forming projects to gain experience in handling aircraft aluminum, riveting, and sheet metal forming within an aircraft standard.

AVIA-1058Human Factors
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Meets requirements of Human Factors Training
• Includes methods of dealing with stress, fatigue, complacency and distraction
• Enhances communication and safety methods
• Examines efficiency in the workplace
• Certificate of Attendance for Human Factors Training is issued as a result of attending the full 14 hour session

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Students will learn to read and interpret common types of aircraft technical drawings encountered in day-to-day aircraft maintenance or repair and create sketches or drawings that accurately transmit technical information.

AVIA-1067Landing Gear
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Students will learn how to service and maintain landing gear systems and related components including wheels, brakes, indication systems and warning systems.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechnic students require, at a minimum:

- Operating System: Windows 10;
- Capable to run Microsoft Office 365:

  • 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • Hard disk: 4 GB of available disk space
  • Display: 1280 x 768 screen resolution
  • Graphic: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10
  • Browser: The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
- 10-inch screen minimum;
- Front-facing camera
- WI-FI capable.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Upon completion of this program, you can receive credit of up to 308 hours of the in-school technical training portion of Level 1 of the Apprenticeship Manitoba Aircraft Maintenance Journeyperson (AMJ) program.
  • If all required subjects, attendance, and exam standards are met, you may be granted Level 1 of the AMJ program.
  • Upon employment, if you have been granted Level 1 of the AMJ program you will only be required to return for Levels 2 through 4 to complete all of the required training of the AMJ program.

RRC Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Diploma program

  • If all required subjects, attendance, and exam standards are met, you may be granted Level 1 of the RRC Polytech Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Diploma program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Book Lists & Prices

Total cost of required books approximately $320.00 + applicable taxes

  • A&P Tech Airframe Textbook
  • A&P Tech General Textbook
  • Basic Helicopter Maintenance Textbook 
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Textbook
  • WHMIS Handbook


  • A&P Tech Airframe Workbook
  • A&P Tech Airframe Test Guide
  • A&P Tech General Workbook
  • A&P Tech General Test Guide
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Test Guide
  • A&P Tech Powerplant Workbook
  • Aircraft Technical Dictionary
  • Standard Aircraft Handbook

For detailed pricing please call 1-800-665-9864.

Employment Potential

Employment opportunities include:

  • Approved maintenance organizations
  • Flying schools
  • Helicopter operators and maintenance facilities
  • Large airlines
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Small- to mid-level air carriers
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