Provider:​ ​North Island College
Location: ​Campbell River Campus
Program dates:
(40 weeks)
Times: ​Monday - Friday
Cost to student: $2339 texts, equipment, etc
  1. C+ in one of English 11, Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, Spoken Language 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & Writing 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & New Media 11, English First Peoples Literary Studies & Spoken Language 11

  2. C+ in one of Principles of Math 10, Applications of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Workplace Math 11, Foundations of Math 11
Recommended Shop Classes
(Woodwork, Drafting, Metalwork, SD71 Trades Sampler)
Grad Credits: 40
​*​No break over high school Spring Break*


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.


District & NIC Applications, Form and Links

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.

District Application - Train In Trades (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
Student Learning Plan - Trades (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program) 
Sample NIC Train In Trades Application (see school's Careers Department for actual one)  
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Careers Contacts

GP Vanier
Kelley Giorganni: 250-338-2110
Mark R Isfeld
Randy James: 250-334-4628
Tracey McKinney: 250-339-3617
Glacier View
Dawn Stevens: 250-338-2752