Aviation Management

Aviation Management Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

What is Aviation Management?

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.

Reach for the sky, explore 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 faculty, many who come from the aviation industry, coupled with your work experiences, will assist you in landing a great career in aviation in Canada or abroad.

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

Want to further your studies?

You can continue on to complete a degree with our unique articulation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Be sure to check out our articulation and transfer agreements.

Program Outline 2014-2015

Major:
AVIA
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2014-2015
Delivery:
6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Derrick Todd
Email:
Derrick.Todd@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1419

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • interact as a team member or team leader


  • demonstrate strong interpersonal, communications and time management skills


  • analyze, problem solve and use critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems


  • demonstrate integrity and initiative to meet professional challenges


  • be aware of the ethical, environmental and safety issues within the Aviation industry


  • model the attitudes, values and ethics of good citizenship in the community and the workplace


  • demonstrate general management skills in relation to the Aviation industry


  • understand aviation fundamentals, operations, and terminology


  • apply current computer technology and use technical equipment specific to the Aviation industry


  • achieve the equivalent of one year of applied work experience.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their program of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experience. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2014 | 2015 | 2015 | 2015 | 2016 | 2016

Work Term 3 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

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 (MBF3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level Mathematics (MCF3M, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MGA4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics MBF3C or MCF3M)

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.

28 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 Optional Courses

5 General Education Courses

3 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
AVIA1000 Aviation Orientation
AVIA1001 Aviation Operations
AVIA1003 Airport Management
AVIA1004 Operations Management
AVIA1005 Flight Lab
AVIA2000 Aircraft Characteristics
AVIA2001 Advanced Flight Lab
AVIA2002 Navigation and Navigation Aids
AVIA2005 Introduction to Aerodynamics
AVIA3000 Air Cargo, Customs and Logistics
AVIA3001 Airport Planning
AVIA3004 Human Factors in Aviation Safety
AVIA3005 International Aviation and Management
AVIA3007 Airline Management
AVIA3009 Security Management Systems for Aviation (SeMS)
AVIA3010 Safety and Emergency Management
BUSI3001 Supervision
COMM1021 Dynamic Presentations
COMP1062 Database and Office Management
COMP2022 Computer Applications - Spreadsheets
ECON1000 Microeconomics
GOVT1001 Government and Aviation
LAWS3002 Aviation Law
MATH1008 Introduction to Business and Technical Math
METE2000 Meteorology
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
STAT2000 Statistics 1
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

International and Landed immigrant applicants to the Aviation Management Program should be aware that the ability to obtain a valid security clearance is a condition of employment (Co-op or Graduate) with some international airports in Canada and is definitely a requirement for employment (Co-op or Graduate) the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.

Students who have resided or worked outside of Canada within the last five years may have difficulty meeting Transport Canada's information standards. Unfortunately, due to security requirements, the Greater Toronto Airport Authority, airline and airside tenants, Transport Canada, Nav Canada, the Department of National Defense, and many international airports across Canada may not consider applicants from International Students and Landed Immigrants who have resided or worked outside of Canada within the last five years. 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.

AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Management
Completion:
75/120 credits (2 1/2 years of full-time study); GPA of 70% or over is guaranteed admission.
Type:
Block Credit
Agreement With:
University of Lethbridge
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Master of Aviation Management
Completion:
80/80 credit points (1 year of full-time study); available on campus or online
Type:
N/A
Agreement With:
Griffith University
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management
Completion:
33/120 credits (1.5 years of full-time study); online only
Type:
Advanced Standing
Agreement With:
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics (4 yr)
Completion:
30/120 credits (1 year of full-time study); online only
Type:
Advanced Standing
Agreement With:
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Applied Management (4 yr)
Completion:
60/120 credits (2 years of full-time study); GPA 70% or greater required for admission.
Type:
Degree completion
Agreement With:
University of New Brunswick
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
(BBA) Strategic Management
Completion:
30/120 credits (1 year of full-time study); available online
Type:
Block Transfer
Agreement With:
Davenport University
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (4 yr)
Completion:
75/120 credits (2 years of full-time study); minimum 73% GPA required for admission
Type:
Advanced Standing
Agreement With:
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Adult Education and Digital Technology (4 yr)
Completion:
60/120 credits (2 years of full-time study); minimum 73% GPA required for admission; online only
Type:
Advanced Standing
Agreement With:
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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AVIA - AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Credential:
Management (BBA)
Completion:
30/120 credits (1 year of full-time study); available online
Type:
Block Credit
Agreement With:
Davenport University
Contact:
Derrick Todd, ext. 1419
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Students’ skills soar with aviation software

Simtra Aerotech – one of Georgian’s newest industry partners – has provided the cutting-edge software PathPlanner Airside+ to the Aviation Management program. The software is fast becoming an essential tool used by airport planners world-wide. Read more...

Portrait of alumnus Julien Carron

Julien F. Carron

Advisor, Screening Delivery (Central), Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2000


The program at Georgian allowed for me to understand common aviation practices and theories that relate to the industry, but also a practical component that allowed me to apply the classroom knowledge to a pragmatic environment where theories and practices could be turned into realities. Read more...

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Wade Hoople

Wade has been an Aviation Management professor at Georgian College since 1998. Wade has 19 years' experience with Northwest Airline and he is now part of the Delta Airlines Empire. He began working with Northwest as a customer service agent and took on increasingly responsible roles including trainer and manager. He was promoted to manage the customer service area at Los Angeles International Airport and was responsible for northwest operations and employees, as well as 15 contract carriers. Read more...

Students’ skills soar with aviation software

Simtra Aerotech – one of Georgian’s newest industry partners – has provided the cutting-edge software PathPlanner Airside+ to the Aviation Management program. The software is fast becoming an essential tool used by airport planners world-wide. Read more...

Portrait of alumnus Julien Carron

Julien F. Carron

Advisor, Screening Delivery (Central), Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2000


The program at Georgian allowed for me to understand common aviation practices and theories that relate to the industry, but also a practical component that allowed me to apply the classroom knowledge to a pragmatic environment where theories and practices could be turned into realities. Read more...

Alumnus Mike Barfoot

Michael Barfoot

Manager, Regulatory Affairs – Flight Operations, Air Canada

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2005


Georgian gave me the big picture of how the industry works. You learn about so many aspects of aviation and how those pieces fit together. Out of the three year program, one full year – three terms – is devoted to workplace training. Read more...

Laura Keenan

Laura Keenan

Executive, Charter Sales, Skyservice Business Aviation Inc.

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2003


My role in charter sales involves working with clients, many of them corporate executives and industry leaders looking for convenient travel and access to remote airports. It’s a really interesting environment and I love that every day is different. Read more...

A student stands in front of a passenger airline with a hawk resting on his gloved hand.

Aaron Putnins

Falcon Environmental Services

Program:

Aviation Management


Aaron, a graduate of Georgian's Aviation Management program, works for Falcon Environmental Services, a wildlife control company based at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. His job is to keep aircraft and wildlife safe from each other, which he does with the aid of a specially trained hawk. Read more...

Allison Couch

Allison Couch

Aerodrome Conformance Specialist, Ornge

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2012


People thinking about enrolling should know it’s not just a program for pilots; it’s a program for every role in aviation. I’d encourage students to get involved and make the most out of your time at college. Read more...

Alumnus Brock Besley

Brock Besley

First Officer, Air Canada

Program:

Aviation Management

Year:

2008


I fly the Boeing 767 for Air Canada Rouge. As the first officer, my primary job is to assist the pilot in command on daily duties from flight planning to daily flight operations. Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada, and I am so lucky to just be able to come to work and do what I love. Read more...

Portrait of smiling alumnus Chris Wood

Chris Wood

General Manager, Region of Waterloo International Airport

Program:

Aviation Management (formerly Civil Aviation – Airport Management and Operations)

Year:

1997


The Georgian College Aviation Management program allows a new graduate to get into an entry-level position and continue to learn about this fascinating industry, and make important contacts. The co-op portion of the program allows you to choose the direction you would like to take your career in. Read more...

For inquires please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Derrick Todd
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1419