Aviation Management – General Arts and Science

The Aviation Management – General Arts and Science program at Algonquin College teaches theory and 250 hours of flight time, in partnership with the Ottawa Flying Club and Ottawa Aviation Services, to prepare students to become commercial pilots.

Mobile DeviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program at http://algonquincollege.com/byod

(Please note this was previously referred to as a Mobile Learning Program)

Algonquin has expanded the use of learning technology by adopting digital textbooks. Effective Fall 2013, the required text and digital resources in all your courses (with the exception of general education electives) will be provided to you at the beginning of each term.

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Ontario College Diploma
2 Year(s)

Program Code: 0438K01FWO
Academic Year: 2014/2015

Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program* is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become a commercial pilot. Through a series of classroom-based courses and hands-on practical labs, students develop the required level of proficiency to complete the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence written examination (CPAER) and practical flight test.

Algonquin College has contracted the Ottawa Flying Club and Ottawa Aviation Services to provide up to 250 hours of flight time experience. During the final term, students can select one of the following areas of specialization: flight instructor, advanced multi-IFR, or seaplane rating. Each of these options may offer students numerous opportunities for direct-entry jobs with aviation employers.

In response to the aviation industry's desire to employ graduates with a strong background in business and management education, students receive a solid foundation in business management, which allows Algonquin graduates to obtain work in various facets of the aviation industry including entry-level management positions.

As part of the College's commitment to training highly-qualified graduates, the program also offers practical skills that enhance employment opportunities, such as first aid, fuel handling, aircraft handling, winter operations, cockpit resource management, maintenance skills and dispatching.

* Upon graduation students receive an Ontario College Diploma in General Arts and Science, with concentration in Aviation Management.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at www.algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.


This program is well-suited for students who: