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Aviation Safety

Available: Fall

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

Campus

Duration

6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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.

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 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.

Related Careers

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.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,550


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

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.

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

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.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Margita Petersons 416.491.5050 ext. 22802 Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Savik Ramkay 416.491.5050 ext. 22049 Savik.Ramkay@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Tony Appels 416.491.5050 ext. 44241 Tony.Appels@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network