Northern Lights College (NLC) serves students in an area covering more than 308,000 square kilometers in northern British Columbia from five campus locations.
NLC has a solid international reputation in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, and is home to a provincial Aviation Centre of Excellence. Aircraft maintenance has two focuses: Basic training and Type training. An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is responsible for ensuring the airworthiness of an aircraft, whether it is a fixed-wing airplane or a helicopter.
NLC´s 15-month Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Basic Training program is designed to train individuals wanting to work in the aerospace industry. Helicopter Type training courses have attracted students from around the globe including New Zealand, Austria, France and Venezuela to Northern Lights College.
The entirety of NLC´s AME Basic Training program is offered at the College´s Dawson Creek Campus. Dawson Creek is located at Mile Zero of the historic Alaska Highway.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers must complete a certified training program along with the required hours in industry to become certified. NLC AME program provides the full training component and 1.5 years of the four-year experience component required for an AME license, category M1 or M2.
The AME program is recognized by the Canadian Forces, for accelerating the career opportunities for graduates of the AME program who may be considering a career in the Canadian Forces by providing them with advanced standing as an Aviation Systems Technician (AVN).