Aviation Management (Co-op)

Aviation Management (Co-op) Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

What is Aviation Management (Co-op)?

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?

Georgian’s Aviation Management graduates qualify for direct entry into the Griffith University Master’s degree in Aviation Management. The Master’s program can be taken online or at the Griffith campus in Brisbane, Australia.

There are also articulation agreements with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Davenport University, University of Lethbridge and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Learn more on our articulations and transfers page.

 

Program Outline 2015-2016

Major:
AVIA
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2015-2016
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:

  • collaborate as a team member or team leader


  • practice strong interpersonal, communications and time management skills


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


  • apply integrity and initiative to meet professional challenges


  • utilize entrepreneur skills to foster positive social change in the community


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


  • employ general management skills in relation to the Aviation industry


  • utilize the ethical, environmental and safety issues within the Aviation industry


  • interpret aviation fundamentals, operations, and terminology


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

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 programs 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 for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. 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

2015 | 2016 | 2016 | 2016 | 2017 | 2017

Work Term 3 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2017 | 2018 | 2018

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)

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.

29 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 Optional Courses

4 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 unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
AVIA1000 Aviation Orientation
AVIA1001 Aviation Operations
AVIA1003 Airport Management
AVIA1005 Flight Lab
AVIA2000 Aircraft Characteristics
AVIA2001 Advanced Flight Lab
AVIA2002 Navigation and Navigation Aids
AVIA2006 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
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
GOVT1001 Government and Aviation
LAWS2000 Business Law
MATH1008 Introduction to Business and Technical Math
METE3000 Meteorology
MGMT2012 Introduction to Project Management
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) at 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.

View the Aviation Management (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Inactive flight simulator

New flight simulator lands at Barrie Campus

A Beechcraft flight simulator will soon be installed at the Barrie Campus for students of Georgian’s Aviation Management program. The simulator will operate using Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 10. Students value the opportunity to gain and practice skills in their Navigation and Navigation Aids course. 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...

Derrick Todd

Derrick is the Aviation Management Program Co-ordinator and has been teaching at Georgian since 2007. He started his career as an Avionics Technician with Canadian Airlines, but with time and training became an Aircraft Technical Instructor. Altogether, he has almost 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry. 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 Airlines which 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 manager of customer service at Los Angeles International Airport and was responsible for Northwest operations, as well as 15 contract carriers. Read more...

Inactive flight simulator

New flight simulator lands at Barrie Campus

A Beechcraft flight simulator will soon be installed at the Barrie Campus for students of Georgian’s Aviation Management program. The simulator will operate using Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 10. Students value the opportunity to gain and practice skills in their Navigation and Navigation Aids course. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

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

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