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6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will receive a comprehensive education in a variety of essential safety techniques relevant to the aviation industry. You will learn Canadian aviation industry regulations, and business, leadership and technical skills required to implement policies and procedures to begin your career in a variety of aviation companies including commercial airlines, flight schools, insurance companies and airports.

Work Experience

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.

Work-Integrated Learning Model
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 2 Work Term 1 Semester 4 Semester 5
Year 3 Work Term 2 Semester 6  

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Aviation safety officer
  • Flight dispatcher
  • Emergency response co-ordinator
  • Safety management system co-ordinator
  • Accident investigator

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Risk assessment and analysis
  • Trending analysis and flight data analysis
  • Incident reviews and investigations
  • Auditing functions
  • Database management and safety management
  • System development and implementation


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.