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Aviation Operations

Aviation Operations

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:AVO
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

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: Optional co-op work term 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.

Co–operative Education Option

Eligible students in the Aviation Operations program may choose to take a co-op work term during the Fall of year two. Before starting the work term, these students complete Co-op Professional Theory. To graduate from the co-op option of Aviation Operations, students must successfully complete both Co-op Professional Theory and the co-op work term.

For further information, please go to www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

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

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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.

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 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op 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 Co-op Professional Theory II (co-op 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 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op 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 Co-op Professional Theory II (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course

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
 
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 Systems 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
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op 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
CPP200 Co-op Professional Theory II (co-op option only) 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Sakellariou
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
Angela.Sakellariou@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sandra Phoon
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469
Sandra.Phoon@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Student Advisor: Sarah Osborne
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44246 or 22440
Sarah.Osborne@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Savik Ramkay
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22049
Savik.Ramkay@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Krista Lonergan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Krista.Lonergan@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Tony Appels
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 44241
Tony.Appels@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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