Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership

Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership is a three-year Ontario college advanced diploma program for students interested in becoming a pilot. Students will study safety management systems, air regulations, flight operations and logistics, and airline operations. Students will train on flight simulators and log approximately 205 hours of flight training in the aircraft. Take your career to the skies with Fanshawe's flight school!

Overview

Become a leader in the booming aviation industry. Industry dictates that there will be 804,000 global aviation jobs by 2038 and this three-year advanced diploma will provide you with a strong background to take a leadership position. 

Study safety management systems, Canadian air regulations, flight operations and logistics and airline operations, all while completing a Fixed-wing Canadian Private and Commercial Pilot license with Multi Engine and Instrument Ratings. 

  • Learn to fly in new aircraft;
  • Gain experience in the classroom, hangar and in the cockpit;
  • Train on modern flight simulators.

Collaboration with Diamond Flight Centre London Inc

Our program includes the option to complete a Canadian Private and Commercial Pilot's License, including night, instrument and multi-engine ratings. Graduates can seek opportunities in varied aviation flight operations and business ventures. The flight training is delivered by Diamond Flight Centre London Inc, located at the London International Airport.

The tuition and fees for this program are calculated in two parts: academic (Fanshawe) and flight training (DFC London). The Fanshawe costs are eligible for OSAP funding, however, the flight training is not. View tuition and fees to find a full breakdown of total estimated costs

View the Fanshawe tuition and fee breakdown for Canadian students, International students and the costs associated with Diamond Flight Centre London.  

Program Overview

This three-year Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership Advanced Diploma is designed to prepare domestic and international students for a career in aviation. 

The program includes training in the following areas:

  • Safety management systems
  • Canadian Aviation Regulations
  • Flight operations
  • Professional standards and practices

In this program students have the option to complete a Canadian Private and Commercial Pilot license including night, multi-engine and instrument ratings.  Graduates will be able to seek opportunities in Aviation flight operations and business ventures as well as professional flight positions. 

Flight training will be delivered by Diamond Flight Centre London Inc., located at the London International Airport. Completion of flight training is not required for graduation from the Advanced Diploma program.

 

 

 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Select and use relevant terminology, technologies, and strategies to communicate effectively with all functional divisions within an aerospace industry, airline, or flight operation;
    2. Solve problems and contribute to decision-making processes to support aviation operations by recognizing airport and aircraft component and system characteristics and interpreting aeronautics, navigation, and meteorology concepts and data;
    3. Select and implement Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Threat and Error Management (TEM) techniques to meet the needs of a commercial multi-crew operational environment;
    4. Develop flight plans to address a range of mission conditions;
    5. Select and implement risk management strategies to support the safe and secure operation of an aircraft, airline, or flight organization;
    6. Implement and participate in a Safety Management System (SMS) program to meet regulatory requirements;
    7. Formulate and implement leadership, management, and team building strategies for corporate/business to contribute to a positive work environment;
    8. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects by applying project management principles to support the operation and management of a business from requirements and financial perspectives;
    9. Investigate and monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global issues to enhance work performance and guide decision-making;
    10. Develop and use strategies for ongoing professional development to remain current with industry changes, enhance work performance, and explore career opportunities;
    11. Perform all work in compliance with Transport Canada commercial pilot proficiency standards and regulations relating to flight preparation, professional conduct, uniform, and on-time performance.

     

    Program Availability

    Canadian Students

    Start Dates
    Locations
    Availability

    Full Time Offerings

    2022 September
    London - Airport
    Waitlisted
    2023 January
    London - Airport
    Open

    International Students

    Start Dates
    Locations
    Availability

    Full Time Offerings

    2022 September
    London - Airport
    Open
    2023 January
    London - Airport
    Open

    Program Details

    Program Code
    CFA1
    Delivery
    Day Time
    Full-Time
    Credential
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
    Duration
    90 weeks

    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with courses from the College (C), University (U),
    University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH:
    - Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    - Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65)
    OR
    Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) WITH:
    - Communications
    - Core Mathematics
    (Note: minimum final grade required for each course is 65)
    OR
    Pre-Technology Ontario College Certificate AND:
    - Minimum final grade of 'C+' or 65 in the required courses stated above
    OR
    Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) WITH:
    - The combined Language Arts - Reading AND Language Arts - Writing test results having a minimum average Standard Score of 520  AND:
    - Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    (Note: minimum final grade required is 65)
    OR
    Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

    English Language Requirements

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
    • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
    • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
    • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
    • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
    Recommended Academic Preparation

    Recommended Academic Preparation

    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U)
    • Additional Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Applicant Selection Criteria

    Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
    1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
    2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
    3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
    Note:
    • Admission to the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program does not guarantee admission in a subsequent year to the Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership program. Successful completion of the Fanshawe College Pre-Technology program, however, does enable the student to be given additional consideration when applying to the Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership program. The Pre-Technology program is the preferred designated preparatory program for admission to the Commercial Flight and Aviation Leadership program.

    Tuition Summary

    London - Airport (Fanshawe Costs)

    Canadian Costs
    $12,500.58
    Total Cost of Program
    International Costs
    $55,598.40
    Total Cost of Program

    *Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.

     

    Courses

    Level 1
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    WRIT-1032Reason & Writing Business 13
    This course will introduce business students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
    MATH-1216Mathematics for Aviation4
    This course involves the study of practical math used in Aviation contexts, such as, geometry, vectors, algebra and other specific topics, as directly applied to aviation navigation and flight planning. Emphasis is placed on applied math problems in the service of problem-solving flight planning processes and outcomes.
    LAWS-1085Pre-Solo Air Law & Regulations3
    The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and radio phraseology are introduced in this course. Students will complete the Transport Canada pre-solo written exam and the requirements for the Industry Canada restricted radio operator certificate. Regulations and radio phraseology will be applied to operating the aircraft. Theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to flight maneuvers and operational flying
    AVIA-1080Airframes & Engines2.5
    This course provides an overview, functionality, and applicability of varied power plants and structures used in general and commercial aviation. In this course, students study weight and balance, power distribution and management, and aircraft performance and stresses as specific applied topics.
    AVIA-1082Flight Principles 16
    This course introduces the curriculum required for the private pilot licence, including air law, navigation, meteorology, and general aviation knowledge. The course aids in the preparation to write the Transport Canada exam for the private pilot licence. Theory and concepts will be applied to the aircraft being flown. The knowledge acquired will be applied to flight maneuvers and operational flying.
    SPKG-1023Aviation English Language Support4
    In this course, students who are non-native speakers of English will improve the speaking and listening skills which are critical to the aviation industry. Students will learn communicative strategies essential to maintaining an operational rating or achieving the expert proficiency necessary to have success with the formal aviation language proficiency demonstration, the aviation program, and future employment.
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