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
AVIA
Duration
6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
3 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 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?

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

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

Faculty
Dedicated, industry-experienced faculty who care about your success

Jobs
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.

Pathways
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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program obtain employment in general aviation and aviation operations positions where they may use their knowledge and skills to progress to more advanced positions. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of aviation fields such as Airline Management, Airport Management, Airport Planning, 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.

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)

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/

Pathways

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:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission 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 FLIGHTLAB 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.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • 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)
  • GOVT 1001 - Government and Aviation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1008 - Introduction to Business and Technical Math (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 1003 - Airport Management (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3004 - Human Factors in Aviation Safety (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3007 - Airline Management (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2000 - Business Law (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 2000 - Aircraft Characteristics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 2001 - Advanced Flight Lab (Semester 3 / 10 hours)
  • AVIA 2002 - Navigation and Navigation Aids (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3000 - Air Cargo, Customs and Logistics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 2006 - Introduction to Aerodynamics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3009 - Security Management Systems for Aviation (SeMS) (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3010 - Safety and Emergency Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1062 - Database and Office Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 1000 - Microeconomics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 3001 - Supervision (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • COMM 1021 - Dynamic Presentations (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 2000 - Macroeconomics (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • METE 3000 - Meteorology (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • STAT 2000 - Statistics 1 (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3001 - Airport Planning (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3005 - International Aviation and Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2012 - Introduction to Project Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • Select 2 - 42 hour courses from the available list during registration. (Semester 6 / 84 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 3 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 4 (Semester 6 / 560 hours)
  • Program options may include: (Semester 6 / hours)
  • AVIA 2003 - Area/Airspace 1 (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 2004 - Airport Control Services (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3003 - Aviation Safety/Accident Prevention (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • AVIA 3006 - Air Accident Investigation (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2024 - International Experience (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 1002 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2000 - Business Finance (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2001 - Managerial Finance (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • HURM 1000 - Human Resources Management Foundations (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 2005 - Algebra (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1001 - Planning the Marketing Strategy (Semester 6 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

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 4)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 6)