Best school for AME?

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Best school for AME?

#1 Post by fwsapp » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:32 pm

As stated before I am looking into the AME 'M' program at BCIT.
I have seen a few comments that say BCIT is not the best choice of school.
Please provide your opinions as to what is the best choice of school in Canada and why?
This will help me to narrow down my decision.
Thank you
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Re: Best school for AME?

#2 Post by Milknit » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:14 pm

Every school is hated and every school is loved here from what I've read.

They are all approved and they all have grads working in Canada I think so it really doesn't matter in my opinion.
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Re: Best school for AME?

#3 Post by Milknit » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:17 pm

Does it even matter?
They are approved after all.
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Re: Best school for AME?

#4 Post by kilpicki » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:05 am

Call me old school but when I hire an AppiI look at his/ her hands, the school doesn't matter all that much so BCIT is fine. Are you mechanical ? Did you grow up fixing the lawn mower, bicycle, etc? Or is the Engineering program appealing for other reasons? This is fine but be prepared to do 3/4 years of the apprenticeship with shall I say reduced wages ( and find a lob))..
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Re: Best school for AME?

#5 Post by DonutHole » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:20 am

The answer you are looking for is northern lights
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Re: Best school for AME?

#6 Post by plhought » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:19 pm

I was just going to say the simple answer is Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek...


Small classes, real expectations that go beyond simple academic exercises, and a real skill set on airplanes you'll actually be working on out of school....not trying to 'wow' you with a CRJ or Boeing you don't get to touch.

Teaching you how to PRC and fix de-ice boots makes you miles ahead of other school grads immediately.

And you'll actually be running up real airplanes, not a Pratt on a engine stand or watching an instructor do it.

Cheaper than the other schools, provide a toolkit, and lots of room in an actual affordable residence. Sure it's not flashy Richmond where students are pulling up to the hangar with BMWs and Audi's. Expect Lada's and Fords.

Yes, It's Dawson Creek. But Elbows next door to the hangar is handy...
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Re: Best school for AME?

#7 Post by Glasnost » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:27 pm

Stevenson out of Winterpeg gives you the chance to work while earning your ticket. At least it used to.
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Re: Best school for AME?

#8 Post by Milknit » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:41 am

There's other schools in other provinces though.
Red River, SIIT, Canadore, Fanshawe, Mohawk, NSCC, CNA.
All cheaper than BC or Alberta cost of living. All approved and therefore give you what is required.
Everyone has a different view of what you "need".
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Re: Best school for AME?

#9 Post by Choppermech1986 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:59 pm

Another vote for NLC.
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