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Aviation Operations

Aviation Operations

Program Code:AVO
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

Program Description

As a student of the Aviation Operations program, you can expect a comprehensive education in aviation that includes study of Canadian aviation regulations as well as the technical and practical skills required to work in a variety of airside operations roles.

Areas of Study

Areas of study include aviation standards, history and regulations, aviation management, airside operations, flight planning and dispatch, meteorology, safety management systems, technical writing, transportation logistics, quality assurance and control, airline operations, aeronautics, emergency planning and preparedness, math, aviation computer applications, general education and human and organization factors.

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
May: Graduation or option to move into 3 year
Aviation Safety Advanced Diploma program.

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

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Your Career

Pursue a career in areas such as flight planning and dispatch or ground operations with a diploma in Aviation Operations. In two years of study at Seneca, you'll learn aviation history and standards, aviation regulations, safety management systems documentation and implementation, aeronautics, meteorology, flight planning/dispatch, aviation management, airside operations, airline operations transport logistics and emergency planning and preparedness. You'll also develop valuable professional skills such as communication, leadership, decision making and problem solving.

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.

Affiliations/Associations

The Seneca College Aviation operations diploma 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.

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
AVO331 Aviation Operations, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Prepardness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management System II - Quality Control and Assurance
TPL421 Transport Logistics - International Customs and Freight
plus: General Education Course

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
CWT100 or
AVO331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Operations, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Prepardness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management System 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

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
CWT100 or
AVO331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Aviation Operations, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 4
ALO421 Airline Operations
EPP421 Emergency Planning and Prepardness
SEC421 Aviation Security
SMS421 Safety Management System 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

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
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