Aviation Management Gain the knowledge and experience you need for an exciting career in aviation. Reach higher with a master's degree in only 18 more months!

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program is designed to give students knowledge and hands-on experience in Aviation and Management as well as provide co-operative work experience in the Aviation industry. A variety of aviation courses provide students with a solid understanding of the aviation industry in Canada and around the world. Students are given the opportunity to pass the examination to receive their Restricted Aeronautical Radio Operation License. Management courses are designed to give students an understanding of management practices and procedures in order to be prepared for future promotional opportunities.

Additional program specific fee information for Aviation Management

Why study Aviation Management at Georgian College?

We provide in-depth classroom sessions studying the aviation industry and specifically, aviation business management.

Your aviation industry co-op experience will give you the real-world experience you need to land a great career.

Dedicated, industry-experienced faculty who care about your success

Our grads get jobs! Some of our grad employers are Air Canada, Lester B. Pearson Airport, Sunwing Airlines, Air Georgian, Transport Canada, the Ministry of Natural Resources and many other aviation-related organizations.

Our Aviation Management program is the only three-year program in Canada that allows students to progress directly into Griffith University's Masters in Aviation Management degree. Earn a master's degree in aviation with only an additional one-and-a-half years of study. Or you can choose to complete one of two Bachelor of Science degrees with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with only one additional year of study. Learn more on our articulations and transfers page.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Aviation Management articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • AVIA1000 Aviation Orientation
  • AVIA1001 Aviation Operations
  • AVIA1003 Airport Management
  • AVIA2000 Aircraft Characteristics
  • AVIA2001 Advanced Flight Lab
  • AVIA3000 Air Cargo, Customs and Logistics
  • GOVT1001 Government and Aviation
  • AVIA3001 Airport Planning
  • COMP2022 Computer Applications - Spreadsheets
  • MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
  • ECON1000 Microeconomics
  • MATH1008 Intro To Bus and Tech Math
  • STAT2000 Statistics 1
  • AVIA3007 Airline Management
  • AVIA1005 Flight Lab
  • AVIA2002 Navigation and Navigation Aids
  • AVIA3009 Security Management Systems for Aviation (SeMS)
  • COMP1062 Database and Office Management
  • COMM1021 Dynamic Presentations
  • ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • AVIA3004 Human Factors in Aviation Safety
  • BUSI3001 Supervision
  • AVIA3010 Safety and Emergency Management
  • AVIA3005 International Aviation and Management
  • MGMT2012 Intro to Project Management
  • METE3000 Meteorology
  • LAWS2000 Business Law
  • ECON2000 Macroeconomics
  • AVIA2006 Introduction to Aerodynamics

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Courses

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1011 Aviation Work Term 1
  • COOP2010 Aviation Work Term 2
  • COOP3007 Aviation Work Term 3