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Aviation Management Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op program

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!

Program code AVIA
Duration 3 Years
Credential Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Program Delivery Full-time
Program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

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. 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.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

What are the admission requirements for the Aviation Management program?

Aviation Management admission requirements

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/academic-regulations/


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 for Prior Learning website for details:

Additional information

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.

What career paths can I take in aviation management?

Your Aviation Management diploma gives you many career opportunities

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.

Why study Aviation Management at Georgian?


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.

Alternatively, 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.


Georgian College – Ontario Flight Centre

What courses are included in the Aviation Management diploma program?

Course overview

32 Program Courses
3 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
3 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Aviation Management program outline.

  • AVIA 1000 – Aviation Orientation
  • AVIA 1001 – Aviation Operations
  • AVIA 1005 – Flight Lab
  • COMP 2022 – Computer Applications – Spreadsheets
  • BUSI 1001 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • GOVT 1001 – Government and Aviation
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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