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3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
On campus
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

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. 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.

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.

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Aviation Orientation
  • Aviation Operations
  • Flight Lab
  • Computer Applications - Spreadsheets
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Government and Aviation

Semester 2

  • Airport Management
  • Airline Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing

Semester 3

  • Financial Accounting Principles 
  • Aircraft Characteristics
  • Air Cargo, Customs and Logistics
  • Dynamic Presentations
  • Microeconomics

Semester 4

  • Advanced Flight Lab
  • Navigation and Navigation Aids
  • Introduction to Aerodynamics
  • Human Factors in Aviation Safety
  • Database and Office Management
  • Human Resources Management Foundations
  • Meteorology

Semester 5

  • Airport Planning
  • Safety and Emergency Management
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Project Management

Semester 6

  • International Aviation and Management
  • Security Management Systems for Aviation (SeMS)
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Ethics
  • Statistics 


Tuition fee: $17,547.67 CAD


Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. execute radio communications in accordance with Industry Canada guidelines and obtain a Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Certificate;
  2. examine the Canadian and international aviation regulatory bodies and utilize Canadian aviation industry regulations;
  3. utilize principles of management to operate and administer airport and airline operations in an effective and efficient manner;
  4. apply accounting, finance and human resource principles to manage airport and airline operations;
  5. apply the knowledge of modern aircraft technology, aerodynamics and meteorology to maintain safe operation of aircraft;
  6. apply the knowledge of systems and procedures to move people and cargo with domestic and international air carriers and airports;
  7. utilize risk management processes to identify and implement safety policies and procedures for airport, cargo and airline operations;
  8. design and implement Safey and Emergency Management Systems (SMS) and Security Management Systems (SeMS) to meet regulatory requirements and for safe airport and airline operations;
  9. describe the use and control of modern aircraft, Canadian airspace, navigation systems and navigation aids;
  10. apply integrity and initiative to promote and maintain sustainable practices and to meet the ethical and environmental issues within the aviation industry;
  11. apply current computer technology and use technical equipment specific to the aviation industry;
  12. apply the basic skills in problem solving, decision making, oral and written communications and personal relations to function as base or operations manager;
  13. analyze airport layouts from both design and operational perspectives.

Career paths

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.

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Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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