School of Aviation Technology

Aviation Fundamentals

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Train on real aircraft


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 aviation
  • 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. You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The language requirement is more stringent than listed above, as such an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking is required.

For more information on the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program please see:

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)

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Aviation Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3207 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - - $4393.72

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Certificate

Aviation Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14780 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - - $16553.72
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.

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