The program curriculum has been certified by Transport Canada as meeting CAR`s 566 standards. Transport Canada`s certification (TC#2007-09-4093) accredits graduates ten months toward an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence (`S` rating). An `S` rated AME licence can be obtained following an apprenticeship period and successfully completing Transport Canada`s Regulatory Requirements exam.
The program is a National Award Winner! In October 2003, Sault College`s Aircraft Structural Repair program was named recipient of a prestigious Yves Landry Foundation Innovative Manufacturing Technology Program (College Level) Academic Award. It included a $5,000 monetary component which was used to purchase new instructional equipment for the program. Founded in 1998, the Yves Landry Foundation is based on the vision, principles, and hopes of the late Yves Landry, Chairman, President, and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd. from 1990 to 1998. The Foundation focuses on `forging an enlightened partnership between industry and education, training a world-class pool of skilled manufacturing workers, technicians, technologists and engineers, and securing technological advantage in a rapidly changing world.`