Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician


Ontario College Diploma

Area Of Interest

Engineering Technology


2 years

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:

  • Fall Start (September): 0311
  • Winter Start (January): 0318

The Sky is Not the Limit!

Someone has to build and upgrade the airplanes we fly every day – even the rockets we ride into space. Will that someone be you?

This two-year diploma program teaches you how to function effectively in Canada’s aerospace industry. Work with advanced design programs such as CATIA. Learn about composites and how these materials make the world of difference in flight. Get hands-on experience in machining, CNC and other building fundamentals. You’ll learn the aircraft design, modelling and manufacturing basics you need to launch your successful career in aviation manufacturing and engineering.

Top Highlights

  • Developed in consultation with Canada’s leading aerospace companies including Bombardier, Boeing and Magellan Aerospace
  • Learn and work in our state-of-the-art lab facilities located in the new Technology, Education and Collaboration Hub
  • Learn from experienced faculty who have worked in the industry
  • Transfer your skills to other industries including mass transit and car manufacturing


Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, guidelines, environmental, health and safety regulations.
  2. apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of aerospace engineering projects.
  4. solve complex problems encountered in aerospace industry by applying mathematics and fundamentals of engineering.
  5. interpret, prepare and modify engineering drawings for aerospace applications.
  6. contribute to the design and the analysis of aerospace components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of engineering.
  7. manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components used in aerospace applications.
  8. verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of aerospace components.
  9. contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of aerospace projects.
  10. apply the accountability & traceability practices utilized in the aerospace manufacturing industry.
  11. apply knowledge of machine tools & process equipment to manufacture products, operate & program CNC machine tools.

My achievements to-date are due in part to my amazing professors. Why I Chose Confederation College Best college in Canada with diploma in Aerospace...
Roys Philip
Assembly Technician - Boeing
It was Yangchuan’s choice to attend Confederation College, as he was interested in the Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician program because...
Yangchuan (and Xuan)
I have secured a Junior Engineering position at an engineering firm in Ottawa after graduation. I encourage students to become active with the Student...
Tansik Bangladesh
Junior Engineer
My choice of program was very challenging. Most of my teachers were experts in the aerospace field. I am here with my family. The International...
Jae from Korea
The faculty and staff at the Aviation Centre of Excellence are experts in their field, and I have learned a lot from them. The services that...
Mingshi from Shenyang, China

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Confederation College’s Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering Technician Diploma program go on to work at aerospace manufacturing and design companies including Bombardier, Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Airbus and others. Many of the skills and knowledge you’ll learn here can be easily transferred to other industries including automotive, rail and industrial manufacturing. 

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Rod Kotanen

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6450

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