Aviation Fundamentals

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Train on real aircraft


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2023, Aviation Campus - North Bay

Obtain the knowledge and skills you need to begin your career in Aviation. Learn basic techniques and standard practices used in the industry. Strengthen your math, science and technical skills and acquire the prerequisites necessary to gain entry into one of Canadore’s full-time aviation programs. This program is the first of its kind in Ontario.

What You Learn

  • Health and safety for aviation
  • Introduction to aircraft maintenance
  • Basic tools and hand skills
  • Basic electricity
  • Pre-aviation math
  • Physics

19 years or older, or OSSD or equivalent, or GED

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

PAV100 Health & Safety for Aviation
PAV102 Introduction to Aviation
PAV105 Basic Electricity (DC)
AMT098 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics I
STS100 Student Success
CMM138 Pre-Aviation Communications I
MTH509 Pre-Aviation Mathematics I

Semester 2

PAV110 Basic Tools and Hand Skills
PAV115 Basic Electricity (AC)
AMT099 Aircraft Science and Aerodynamics II
CMM139 Pre-Aviation Communications II
MTH510 Pre-Aviation Mathematics II
GENED General Education Elective - Online (AF Sem 2)

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1290.98 $85 - $4582.98

2022-23 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $16777.7 $1870.98 $85 - $18733.68

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

You will also need coveralls -  View the coverall sizing chart here.

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore Canadore's Transfer and Pathway opportunities to learn more.