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Aviation Management Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career in Aviation Management

A career in the continually evolving and growing aviation industry can be demanding but also very rewarding, as it plays an important role in travel, trades and the military. From flight dispatch and ground operations to flight planning and more, aviation management programs at Ontario colleges lead to a wide assortment of positions with airlines, airports, private companies and government agencies.

If you’re interested in the many opportunities available in the aviation management sector, here’s what you need to know. More

Aviation Management Courses

Aviation management programs prepare students for diverse careers through a combination of theory and practical courses in airport planning, operations and management, as well as flight dispatch. The advanced curriculum results in an in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry on both national and international levels.

Jobs in aviation management demand a clear understanding of aviation safety, regulations, procedures and emergency management, which students will develop in these programs. On top of courses in aviation law and regulations, students will gain basic business skills in accounting, economics and statistics.

Some Ontario college aviation management programs also incorporate flight courses, where students log both simulated and real flight hours that can be put towards gaining their Commercial Pilot Licence.

General Aviation Management Program Requirements

Aviation management programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a grade 12 English and math credit. An aviation medical exam is also required.

Aviation Management Jobs and Salaries

Graduates of aviation management programs find positions with airlines, airports, the government and more. Job positions include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Airport Manager
  • Flight Planner
  • Emergency Planner
  • System Operations Manager

Aviation management programs at Ontario colleges can also be used as preparation for those who want to further their education in other areas of aviation, such as air traffic control and pilot programs.

The average starting salary in aviation management is between $30,000 and $35,000 per year, but will vary depending on the position and organization. There are also many opportunities to move into different roles once a higher level of experience is reached.

Ontario Colleges Offering Aviation Management 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 management programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Aviation Management GEORGIAN BARRIE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - 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 Management - General Arts and Science ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Aviation Management - General Arts and Science


  • 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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Show details Aviation Operations SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - 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 CLOSED Full Time 2016 - 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 Bachelor of Aviation Technology (Honours) SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - 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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