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. Aviation courses focus on aircraft, airline and airport operations, aviation safety and security and flight systems and navigation. Students gain a solid understanding of the aviation industry in Canada and around the world. Management courses are designed to give students an understanding of business and management practices of marketing, human resource management, communications and project management to be prepared for future promotional opportunities. Students are given the opportunity to pass the examination to receive their Restricted Aeronautical Radio Operation License.
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.
Graduates of the program may obtain employment in general aviation and aviation operations positions where they use their knowledge and skills to progress to more advanced positions. Graduates may be employed in a wide variety of aviation fields such as airline management, airport management, airport planning, security and safety management operations, cargo operations, business aircraft operations, flight dispatch and government aviation agencies. In addition, the program provides graduates with a better chance of success in furthering their training with the Department of National Defense or to become air traffic controllers, commercial/airline pilots, and flight service specialists.
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)
Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
International and landed immigrant applicants to the Aviation Management program should be aware that the ability to obtain a valid Transport Canada security clearance may be a condition of employment (co-op or graduate) with some international airports and airlines in Canada.
Students who have resided or worked outside of Canada within the last five years may have difficulty meeting Transport Canada's information standards. Fortunately, the majority of co-op positions in Canada do not require students to obtain valid Transport Canada security clearance.
The foregoing is for your information only. Students should follow up with any prospective employer to determine their own candidacy.
Other Program Information
Past and concurrent flight training will be recognized and course exemptions will be considered based on previous education and work experience. Georgian College has made special arrangements with a local flight training facility for FLIGHT LAB at a reduced rate. These costs are over and above student tuition fees.
College scheduled field trips are a mandatory component of the Aviation Management program and must be attended by the student.
- AVIA 1000 - Aviation Orientation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 1001 - Aviation Operations (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 1005 - Flight Lab (Semester 1 / 10 hours)
- COMP 2022 - Computer Applications - Spreadsheets (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- GOVT 1001 - Government and Aviation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 1003 - Airport Management (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3007 - Airline Management (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- COMM 1020 - Technical Communication (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
- ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 2000 - Aircraft Characteristics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3000 - Air Cargo, Customs and Logistics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- COMM 1021 - Dynamic Presentations (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- ECON 1000 - Microeconomics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 2001 - Advanced Flight Lab (Semester 4 / 10 hours)
- AVIA 2002 - Navigation and Navigation Aids (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 2006 - Introduction to Aerodynamics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3004 - Human Factors in Aviation Safety (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- COMP 1062 - Database and Office Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- HURM 1000 - Human Resources Management Foundations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- METE 3000 - Meteorology (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3001 - Airport Planning (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3010 - Safety and Emergency Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- ENTR 2007 - Intrapreneurship (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- LAWS 2000 - Business Law (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- MGMT 2012 - Introduction to Project Management (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3005 - International Aviation and Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- AVIA 3009 - Security Management Systems for Aviation (SeMS) (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- ECON 2000 - Macroeconomics (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- ETHC 3002 - Business Ethics (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- STAT 2000 - Statistics 1 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
- COOP 1011 - Aviation Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2) (560 hours)
- COOP 2010 - Aviation Work Term 2 (occurs after Semester 3) (560 hours)
- COOP 3007 - Aviation Work Term 3 (occurs after Semester 4) (560 hours)
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
General education courses
- Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
- Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
- Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 6)