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Advanced Diploma in Aviation Management (Co-op) Georgian College




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Course info


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

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

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.


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.


6 Semesters, plus 3 work terms (3 Years) - Full-time

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Advanced Diploma in Aviation Management (Co-op).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$13,740.00 (7,70,301) per year

CAN $6,870 for each semester


14 Sep


Georgian College

Barrie Campus,

One Georgian Drive,


Ontario (ON),

L4M 3X9, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold OSSD or equivalent with the following:

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U), where a minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) are required.

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 must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS Academic only: 6.0
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOEIC: 800
  • Graduate of Level 8 of Georgian’s GAAS - English for Academic Purposes: 60% in certificate or completion of level 8 with 70% or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 60
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE): 58
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 170

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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