Business Aviation

The Business Aviation Diploma program is for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation business operations. This two-year diploma program provides students with business knowledge along with the aviation training compliant with Transport Canada standards. Through successful acquisition of both a private and commercial pilot’s license within 

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the program, graduates may pursue career specializations in Northern Aviation Operations or Airline Operations. This program is in collaboration with McMurray Aviation, a regional commercial aviation services provider located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. For more information about McMurray Aviation, please visit their website. 

Applications are accepted for Fall and Winter semesters. Please submit your application as soon as possible as many programs fill up quickly.

Admission Requirements Tuition and Fees

Admission Requirements 

Please view the admission requirements for the Business Aviation program below.

High school diploma 
High School Diploma, or equivalent, with a minimum of:
  • 50% (C-) in Math 30-1 or 55% (C-) in Math 30-2 and
  • 60% (C-) in English 30/30-1 or 65% (C-) in English 33/30-2  
Mature students
Mature students (students who are 21 years or older) may be admitted by:
  • The completion of the above Math and English courses (with the grades specified) OR
  • Pass mark on the College Entrance Test (Contact the Office of the Registrar at 780-791-4801 to arrange to write this exam)  
English language proficiency 
English Language Proficiency
  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80  
Spoken language proficiency 
In addition to demonstrating English Language Proficiency, applicants whose first language is not English must also present Spoken Language Proficiency. Applicants who have six or more years of full-time education (including grade 12 year or higher) in a Canadian school where the language of instruction was English, meet this requirement. If applicants do not present these years of English education, they can meet this requirement by presenting one of the following:
  • A minimum of 26 on the speaking band of the TOEFL: iBT
  • A minimum of 7.5 on the IELTS speaking band  
Transport Canada medical examination 

Transport Canada Medical Examination 1 – for aviation / flying component. 

Canadian Indigenous applicants 
Two positions per year are made available in the Business Aviation Diploma Program for qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants. If qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants are not admitted by May 30, the positions may be filled with students of non-Indigenous ancestry. 

Tuition and Fees 

Common Year 1

Year 1 - Full Time Fees

 Fall

Winter

Tuition

$28,131.00

$14,884.00

Campus Rec Fee

$55.00

$55.00

Health & Dental Fee

*$126.00

*$126.00

Student Association Building Fee

$17.92

$17.92

Student Association Fee

$112.00

$112.00

Technology Fee

$75.00

$75.00

Total Fees

$385.92

$385.92

Total Tuition & Fees

***$28,516.92

 ***15,269.92

Total Cost Per Year

 

$43,786.84

Airline Operations Specialization Year 2 - Full Time Fees

Year 2 - Full Time Fees

 Fall

Winter Option 1

Winter Option 2

Tuition

$22,284.00

$10,844.00

$11,1140.00

Campus Rec Fee

$55.00

$55.00

$55.00

Health & Dental Fee

*$126.00

*$126.00

*$126.00

Student Association Building Fee

$17.92

$17.92

$17.92

Student Association Fee

$112.00

$112.00

$112.00

Technology Fee

$75.00

$75.00

$75.00

Total Fees

$385.92

$385.92

$385.92

Total Tuition & Fees

***$22,669.92

***$11,269.92

***$11,499.92

Total Cost Per Year (Option 1)

 

$33,939.84

 

Total Cost Per Year (Option 2)

 

$34,169.84

 

 Northern Aviation Operations Specialization Year 2 - Full Time Fees
 
Full Time FeesFallWinter
Tuition $24,624.00  $16,795.00
Campus Rec Fee $55.00  $55.00
Health & Dental Fee $126.00  $126.00
Student Association Building Fee $17.92 $17.92
Student Association Fee $112.00  $112.00
Technology Fee  $75.00  $75.00
Total Fees $385.92  $385.92
Total Tuition & Fees  ***$25,009.92  ***$17,180.92
Total Cost Per Year  $42,190.84

Please note, these estimates are based on 100% enrollment for all semesters.

* Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage - deadlines can be found at StudentCare website
*** Tuition is due 10 business days before the start of each semester.

For more information view the Keyano College Credit Calendar

Common First Year Program Structure

Below is the program structure for the common first year of the diploma programs.

Year 1: Term I (September – December) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

AIR 100

Basic Flight Theory

4

AIR 101

Private Flight Lab I

3

AIR 102

Private Flight Lab II

3

BUS 110

Business Mathematics

3

BUS 130

Introductory Accounting I

3

Year 1: Term II (January - April) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

AIR 110

Advanced Flight Theory I

3

AIR 111

Advanced Flight Theory II

3

AIR 112

Intermediate Flight Lab

3

BUS 107

Business Communications I

3

BUS 191

Introduction to Management

3

Airline Operations Specialization Program Structure 

Below is the program structure for year two of the diploma program.

Year 2: Term I (September – December) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

AIR 200

Advanced Navigation Flight Lab

3

AIR 202

Commercial Flight Lab

3

AIR 211

Float Lab

2

BUS 239

Marketing

3

BUS 270

Organizational Behavior

3

Year 2: Term II (January - April) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

AIR 212

Multi-Engine Flight Lab

3

AIR 2XX

AIR 213: Single - Engine IFR Flight Lab (Option 1)

3

AIR 214: Multi - Engine IFR Flight Lab (Option 2)

AIR 215

Operational Flying and Safety Awareness

3

BUS  2XX

Business Elective

3

BUS 299

Strategic Management

3

 

Northern Aviation Operations Specialization Program Structure 

Below is the program structure for year two of the diploma program.

 Year 2: Term I (September – December)
 
Course Course Title Credits

AIR 202

Commercial Flight Lab

3

AIR 211

Float Lab

2

BUS 239

Marketing

3

BUS 270

Organizational Behavior

3

 Year 2: Term II (January - April)
 
Course Course Title Credits

AIR 212

Multi-Engine Flight Lab

3

AIR 215

Operational Flying and Safety Awareness

3

AIR 216

Wilderness & Remote First Response

3

BUS 293

New Enterprise Development

3

BUS 299

Strategic Management

3