Program Description

The Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Studies at Dorset College is an 8-month program that consists of specially designed courses in aviation science, technical communications, English interactions, and oral English. This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

 This certificate program enables international students to:

  • Strengthen their written and oral English skills;
  • Learn basic applied aviation technical skills as well as theory;
  • Gain preparation before transferring to the practical Diploma program.

Program Length

8 months

Program Requirements

All applicants must provide:

1) proof of high school graduation  and

2) a minimum score in one of the following proofs of English proficiency:

ENGL 12 - 50%, COMM 12 - 67%, IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL iBT - 80

Program Courses

Term 1

Aviation Science I

Technical Communication I

Oral Fluency I

Term 2

Aviation Science II

Technical Communication  II

Oral Fluency II


*Note: Students must complete each of the required courses at Dorset College with a minimum grade of 70%


Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Aircraft Maintenance Studies (AMS) at Dorset College, students are guaranteed transfer to the Aviation’s Technician - Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME Cat-M) diploma program at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Dorset College, 300-1215 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC, V6H 1G7, Canada

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