Skip to main content
Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety

Program Code:ASE
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

Program Description

The Aviation Safety Ontario Advanced Diploma program educates students in a range of areas relevant to the aviation industry. You'll learn Canadian aviation industry regulations, as well as business, leadership and technical skills required to implement policies and procedures. This program will prepare you for employment in Aviation Safety. Graduates are equipped to pursue careers in a variety of aviation companies including the airlines, flight schools, charter companies, airports and insurance companies.

Areas of Study

Your studies will include risk assessment and analysis, trending analysis and flight data analysis, incident reviews and investigations, auditing functions, human factors, database management and safety management, system development and implementation, as well as database management. Courses in mathematics, communications and liberal arts will also round out your skills and help you to make meaningful contributions to the aviation industry.

Diploma Structure

Year 1
Term 1: September: Semester 1
Term 2: January: Semester 2
Term 3: May: Semester 3
Year 2
September: Work Integrated Learning or one semester break.
Term 4: January: Semester 4
Term 5: May: Semester 5
Year 3
September: Work Integrated Learning or one semester break.
Term 6: January: Semester 6

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • It is common practice for the Aviation Industry to require police criminal checks and drug testing on employment.

Fees

Loading Tuition Costs

Your Career

Gain an employment advantage in the increasingly complex and competitive aviation industry. If you are an aspiring pilot or aviation manager, our Aviation Safety program will focus your skills on operational areas such as meteorology, flight planning and dispatch, emergency planning, accident investigation and safety management. As a student, you'll also develop valuable professional skills such as communication, leadership, decision making and problem solving - all of which are as important in the cockpit as they are in the boardroom.

Affiliations/Associations

The Seneca College Aviation Safety program will prepare students to complete their Industry Canada radio licence and meet the requirements for writing the Transport Canada Dispatcher licence exams.

Note: Students must pass all Transport Canada exams, which have higher pass grades.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACA121 Aviation Computer Applications
AER121 Aeronautics I
AVM121 Aviation Management I
AVS121 Aviation Studies I - History and Standards
EAC150 College English
MTH120 or
MTH121
AVO/ASE Math Bridge or
Mathematics
 
Semester 2
FDP221 Flight Dispatch I
FLP221 Flight Planning I
MET321 Meteorology
MTH221 Mathematics
SMS221 Safety Management Systems I - Documentation and Implementation
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ASO321 Airside Operations
AVM321 Aviation Management II
FPD321 Flight Planning and Dispatch
HAS321 Health and Safety
TEC400 Technical Communications
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
ASE331 Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Preparedness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management Systems II - Quality Control and Assurance
TPL421 Transport Logistics - International Customs and Freight
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
ALE521 Aviation Leadership and Ethics
AVM521 Aviation Management III
DDM521 Database Development and Management
HUM521 Human and Organizational Factors
MTH521 Mathematics III - Statistics
SMS521 Safety Management Systems III Program Development
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
ASE332 Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 6
AII621 Accident and Incident Investigation
AVP621 Aviation Project Course
HAS621 Health and Safety
PPM621 Project and Finance Management in Aviation
SAF621 Operational Safety Industry Studies
SMS621 Safety Management Systems IV: Risk Assessment

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACA121 Aviation Computer Applications
AER121 Aeronautics I
AVM121 Aviation Management I
AVS121 Aviation Studies I - History and Standards
EAC150 College English
MTH120 or
MTH121
AVO/ASE Math Bridge or
Mathematics
 
Semester 2
FDP221 Flight Dispatch I
FLP221 Flight Planning I
MET321 Meteorology
MTH221 Mathematics
SMS221 Safety Management Systems I - Documentation and Implementation
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ASO321 Airside Operations
AVM321 Aviation Management II
FPD321 Flight Planning and Dispatch
HAS321 Health and Safety
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
ASE331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Preparedness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management Systems II - Quality Control and Assurance
TPL421 Transport Logistics - International Customs and Freight
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
ALE521 Aviation Leadership and Ethics
AVM521 Aviation Management III
DDM521 Database Development and Management
HUM521 Human and Organizational Factors
MTH521 Mathematics III - Statistics
SMS521 Safety Management Systems III Program Development
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
ASE332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 6
AII621 Accident and Incident Investigation
AVP621 Aviation Project Course
HAS621 Health and Safety
PPM621 Project and Finance Management in Aviation
SAF621 Operational Safety Industry Studies
SMS621 Safety Management Systems IV: Risk Assessment

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACA121 Aviation Computer Applications
AER121 Aeronautics I
AVM121 Aviation Management I
AVS121 Aviation Studies I - History and Standards
EAC150 College English
MTH120 or
MTH121
AVO/ASE Math Bridge or
Mathematics
 
Semester 2
FDP221 Flight Dispatch I
FLP221 Flight Planning I
MET321 Meteorology
MTH221 Mathematics
SMS221 Safety Management Systems I - Documentation and Implementation
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ASO321 Airside Operations
AVM321 Aviation Management II
FPD321 Flight Planning and Dispatch
HAS321 Health and Safety
TEC400 Technical Communications
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
ASE331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Preparedness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management Systems II - Quality Control and Assurance
TPL421 Transport Logistics - International Customs and Freight
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
AVM521 Aviation Management III
DDM521 Database Development and Management
HUM521 Human and Organizational Factors
INS521 or
ALE521
Aviation Insurance I or
Aviation Leadership and Ethics
MTH521 Mathematics III - Statistics
SMS521 Safety Management Systems III Program Development
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
ASE332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 6
AII621 Accident and Incident Investigation
AVP621 Aviation Project Course
HAS621 Health and Safety
PPM621 Project and Finance Management in Aviation
SAF621 Operational Safety Industry Studies
SMS621 Safety Management Systems IV: Risk Assessment

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACA121 Aviation Computer Applications 3
AER121 Aeronautics I 3
AVM121 Aviation Management I 3
AVS121 Aviation Studies I - History and Standards 3
EAC150 College English 3
MTH120 or
MTH121
AVO/ASE Math Bridge or
Mathematics
3
3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FDP221 Flight Dispatch I 3
FLP221 Flight Planning I 3
MET321 Meteorology 3
MTH221 Mathematics 3
SMS221 Safety Management System I - Documentation and Implementation 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ASO321 Airside Operations 3
AVM321 Aviation Management II 3
FPD321 Flight Planning and Dispatch 3
HAS321 Health and Safety 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
ASE331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ALO421 Airline Operations 3
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Preparedness 3
SEC421 Aviation Security 3
SMS421 Safety Management System II - Quality Control and Assurance 3
TPL421 Transport Logistics - International Customs and Freight 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AVM521 Aviation Management III 3
DDM521 Database Development and Management 3
HUM521 Human and Organizational Factors 3
INS521 or
ALE521
Aviation Insurance I or
Aviation Leadership and Ethics
3
2
MTH521 Mathematics III - Statistics 3
SMS521 Safety Management Systems III Program Development 3
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
ASE332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Safety, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
AII621 Accident and Incident Investigation 3
AVP621 Aviation Project Course 3
HAS621 Health and Safety 3
PPM621 Project and Finance Management in Aviation 3
SAF621 Operational Safety Industry Studies 3
SMS621 Safety Management IV: Risk Assessment 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Margita Petersons
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Ozge Aksoy
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22472
Ozge.Aksoy@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor: Sarah Osborne
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44246
Sarah.Osborne@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Savik Ramkay
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22049
Savik.Ramkay@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Sheila Bruce
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Sheila.Bruce@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Tony Appels
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44241
Tony.Appels@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
  Financial Aid & Awards
Need more information?

At Seneca College we respect your privacy. We do not share your information with third parties.

* indicates required field.