We offer only one program which allows us to focus on quality. Because we come from the industry that we intend to serve, we are intimately familiar with the high standards that are unique to aviation. Our training focuses on both fixed-wing (airplane) and rotary-wing (helicopter) content, ensuring that you get comprehensive exposure to all industry segments.
At KSA we recognize the importance of having a full-time Subject Matter Expert (SME) deliver the course material, unlike many post-secondary schools which employ a high number of part-time employees. We take great care to ensure that your instructor has comprehensive industry experience, so that you and prospective employers can be confident that the school is providing the knowledge and skill that the job demands.
To provide a broader view of the aircraft operational environment we include a Private Pilot Ground School course, offered on-line through a Transport Canada-approved Flight Training Unit. Because pilots often get an introduction to what goes on ‘under the hood’ we believe that the professional AME should get an introduction to what goes on in the cockpit as they are critically connected.
Graduates of our ‘1-year program’ are eligible to enter the workforce after only 8 months of training. While the total time to obtain the AME license using the Transport Canada Accepted method is 6 months longer than the Approved method, graduates of our program will start their apprenticeship in the work force and start earning an income 12 months earlier. A shorter course also gives you a lower total tuition cost.
Our school is located in St. Catharines in the heart of Niagara. A one-hour drive from Toronto and 30 minutes from Hamilton, with easy access to major highways and bus routes. We have on-site free parking and are close to several malls and restaurants. If you require accommodations there are many student-rentals in close proximity to the school.
We work closely with our industry partners to ensure that you have the essential skills and qualifications that employers demand. We strive for 100% placement for our students upon graduation and provide them with assistance in this endeavor.
The hallmark of every leading private school is a low student-teacher ratio. We believe that large, bright and inviting work space supports positive learning. As a private school KSA will give you more one-on-one time with your instructor and you’ll feel at home in the space where you’ll spend much of your day.
In addition to a solid theoretical curriculum our program brings relevant training aids from the industry to your hands. Aircraft and aircraft components help to solidify the learning experience. We offer field-trips to aircraft manufacturers, maintainers and operators and bring the industry to the classroom with guest-speakers from the various career paths.