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Aviation Flight Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a Pilot career

Airplanes are vital in the transportation of people and goods, in industries from tourism and global trades to the military, emergency services and more. In Ontario college aviation programs, you’ll gain the technical knowledge and flight hours needed to become a pilot in the growing aviation industry.

If you want to turn your passion for flying into a pilot career, here’s what you need to know. More

Aviation Courses

Aviation / flight programs at Ontario colleges offer courses in navigation, flight preparation, air law and much more. On top of these theory courses, many hours will be spent training in flight simulators and actual planes, learning to maintain control and make decisions in a variety of flight situations. At the end of these programs, successful students are eligible to take the Integrated Commercial Pilot Licence exam to receive their pilot’s licence.

In addition to flight theory and training, early-semester fundamental math and physics courses help students strengthen their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and prepare for more difficult technical courses and training.

Some flight programs also include aviation management courses to provide a broader understanding of the industry and the various roles available in it.

General Aviation Program Requirements

Ontario college aviation programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. A grade 12 mathematics credit is also often required. Physical and mental medical requirements set by Transport Canada must also be met, so check program details carefully.

Aviation Jobs and Salaries

Aviation flight programs provide students with the extensive flight hours needed to obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence. Having a licence opens the door to many opportunities - graduates have become pilots for charter, commuter, regional, national and international companies and airlines. New pilots from Ontario college aviation programs typically work their way up to major airlines by gaining flight experience in general aviation and regional air carriers.

Aside from becoming a pilot, programs can lead to specific aviation jobs in flight instruction, the military, operations, marketing and more.

Salaries in the field vary depending on position, experience and certifications. Entry-level pilots can expect to make between $27,000 and $32,000 a year, with the potential to make much more when qualified for piloting larger or specialized aircraft.

Ontario Colleges Offering Aviation Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of aviation programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Airline Pilot Flight Operations SENECA PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Airline Pilot Flight Operations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: APF
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Airline Pilot Flight Operations SENECA PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Airline Pilot Flight Operations


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: APF
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation - General Arts And Science CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation - General Arts And Science


  • Program Length: 2 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0589
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

All Offers Are Conditional Upon Meeting Flight Training Centre Criteria.

Show details Aviation - General Arts And Science Fast Track CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation - General Arts And Science Fast Track


  • Program Length: 2 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 05891
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

All Offers Are Conditional Upon Meeting Flight Training Centre Criteria.

Show details Aviation Management GEORGIAN BARRIE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Management


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: AVIA
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Operations SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Operations


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: AVO
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Safety SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Safety


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ASE
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance CANADORE AVIATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030201
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Aug Visit

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Maintenance


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 8112
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures MOHAWK FENNELL (HAMILTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Aug Visit

Aviation Technician - Aircraft Structures


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 289
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance CANADORE AVIATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030203
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance CENTENNIAL ASHTONBEE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Aug Visit

Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 8113
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics CANADORE AVIATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Avionics


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030307
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Structures CANADORE AVIATION OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Structures


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030306
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Aviation Technology - Flight SAULT MAIN OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation Technology - Flight


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 4061
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Aviation-Flight Management CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Aviation-Flight Management


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0313
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Show details Bachelor of Aviation Technology (Honours) SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

Bachelor of Aviation Technology (Honours)


  • Program Length: 4 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: FPR
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: DEGREE
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details First Peoples'' Aviation Technology - Flight CANADORE FIRST NATIONS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

First Peoples'' Aviation Technology - Flight


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 030210
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Due To The Funding Requirement Of The Program, Students Must Be First Nation, Metis, Or Inuit In Order To Be Eligible.

Show details General Arts And Science - Aviation Management ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE OPEN Full Time 2017 - Sep Visit

General Arts And Science - Aviation Management


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0438K01F
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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