AVIATION

UCFV, in cooperation with Coastal Pacific Aviation, offers one-, two-, and four-year aviation training programs. Aviation subjects are taught by Coastal Pacific instructors and academic courses are taught by instructors at the UCFV Abbotsford campus. Students who successfully complete the one- or two-year programs will receive a joint diploma from UCFV and Coastal Pacific Aviation. Students who successfully complete the four-year program will receive a joint degree from UCFV and Coastal Pacific Aviation.

These diploma and degree programs are designed to cover the academic and flying components essential to the preparation of commercial pilots for entry-level positions in the aviation industry in Canada.

The one- and two-year diploma programs consist of training for the commercial license followed by advanced training generally including multi-engine and instrument training, but with an optional flight instructor rating.

The diploma program objective is to develop pilots who are well trained in the manual skills required to fly an aircraft, who have a comprehensive academic background to help them understand complex aircraft systems, and who have an understanding of human factors and the interpersonal skills required to work effectively in a team.

The four-year degree program takes students through the private licence, commercial licence, and advanced training, and meets the academic requirements for the UCFV Bachelor of Business Administration.

The four-year degree program objective is to provide students with the skills required to fly an aircraft, to prepare students academically and professionally for the business of aviation, and to train students for leadership and teamwork in the industry.

The programs are disciplined and require a high standard of academic and flight performance. We recognize that enrolling in a professional flight training program is a serious investment. Program requirements are meant to protect the applicant’s investment by enhancing the professional environment in which they train.

For more information contact Coastal Pacific Aviation at 604-855-1112, or by email at info@coastalpacific.com; or the Business Administration department at UCFV at
604-854-4551;
or visit the Coastal Pacific website at www.coastalpacific.com

Career opportunities

The aviation industry, an essential dynamic force in the growth of the nation, offers opportunities for young people to select a challenging and rewarding career. The academic and flying programs provide the essential formal background necessary to qualify for professional positions whether in industry or the Ministry of Transport departments which regulate aviation.

Entrance requirements — One-year diploma program

1. C+ or better in Math 11* or Principles of Math 11, Physics 11, and English 12. (Math 12, Physics 12, Computer Science, and French or other second language are recommended.)

* The Math 11 requirement is currently under review. It may be necessary in the future for applicants to have Math 12. It is therefore advisable at this time that individuals considering application to the Aviation program take Math 12.

2. Completion of 10 appropriate university-level courses with a minimum C average, including at least one course in each of the following subject areas: Math, Physics, and English or Communications. One or more of these courses may be taken as part of the one-year program.

3. Students must have completed the private pilot flight test within six months prior to entering the program, or have completed the private pilot flight test within one year with a minimum of 10 hours flying time within the six months preceding the first day of classes. Students who do not meet these requirements must complete a flight evaluation with Coastal Pacific Aviation or designate. Students must also have completed the private pilot written examination within the 12 months preceding the first day of classes or be required to achieve a minimum of 60% on an entrance exam equivalent to the private pilot written exam.

4. Current Transport Canada Category 1 medical certification.

5. In addition to the above, applicants must satisfy an entrance evaluation which includes an interview(s), and an assessment of references.

Entrance requirements — Two-year diploma program

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent. Students who have completed a high school equivalency program will also be considered but may have to complete the specific entrance requirements below.

2. C+ or better in Principles of Math 11*, Physics 11, and English 12. (Math 12, Physics 12, Computer Science and French, or other second language, are recommended.) Students with minor academic deficiencies may still be considered but may be required to complete preparatory courses in addition to the Aviation program.

* The Math 11 requirement is currently under review. It may be necessary in the future for applicants to have Math 12. It is therefore advisable at this time that individuals considering application to the Aviation program take Math 12.

3. Students must have completed the private pilot flight test within six months prior to entering the program, or have completed the private pilot flight test within one year with a minimum of 10 hours flying time within the six months preceding the first day of classes. Students who do not meet these requirements must complete a flight evaluation with Coastal Pacific Aviation or designate. Students must also have completed the private pilot written examination within the 12 months preceding the first day of classes or be required to achieve a minimum of 60% on an entrance exam equivalent to the private pilot written exam.

4. Current Transport Canada Category 1 medical certification.

5. In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy an entrance evaluation which includes an interview(s), a qualifying exam, and an assessment of references.

Note: Basic keyboard/typing skills, although not essential, are useful in Computer Information Systems and Communications courses.

Entrance requirements — Four-year degree program

Note: Students who hold a private pilot licence prior to entering the first year of the degree program will be required to:

Students who hold a private pilot licence and are eligible to enter the second year of the degree program will be required to have:

High school graduates

1. B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent. Students who have completed a high school equivalency program will also be considered but may have to complete the specific entrance requirements below.

2. C+ or better in Principles of Math 12, Physics 11, and English 12. (Accounting 11, Physics 12, Computer Science and French, or other second language, are recommended.)

3. Students must meet the prerequisites for ENGL 105. Students who plan to take the Composition Placement Test to meet the prerequisites should arrange with UCFV Assessment Services prior to registration. The cost of the test is $10 if taken at UCFV; $50 if taken off-site.

4. Current Transport Canada Category 1 medical certification.

5. In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy an entrance evaluation which includes an interview(s), a qualifying exam, and an assessment of references.

UCFV/CPA Aviation diploma graduates

1. Completion of the UCFV Aviation diploma program within the previous five years (10 if applicant has a current commercial pilot licence), including the following courses or equivalents:

Aviation:

Academic:

2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.67 (B-) calculated separately for academic and flight-related courses, and no diploma courses with grades lower than a C.

3. Principles of Mathematics 12 (C+ or better), or UCFV MATH 094/095 (C+ or better) or MATH 109 (B or better), or MATH 110 (C+ or better), or a MATA score of 67% or better (see Note 1), or equivalent. MATH 111 and 115 also meet this requirement but have Math 12 as a prerequisite.

4. Current Transport Canada Category 1 medical certification.

5. In addition to the above, applicants must also satisfy an entrance evaluation which includes an interview(s), and an assessment of references.

Note 1: The Math 12 Ability Indicator (MATA) is available for students to determine their proficiency in Mathematics 12 for UCFV Business programs only. Students who receive a passing grade on the MATA will be considered to have met the Math 12 admission requirement for UCFV Business programs (but will not have Math 12 credit). Students considering taking this test should contact the Business department for outlines, procedures, exam dates, and permission to write. Students with less than a C letter grade will not qualify.

How to apply

The one-year program starts in January and the two-year and four-year programs start in September.

As seats in the program are limited, students should apply as early as possible. Initial applications should be sent to Coastal Pacific Aviation. Applications should be completed prior to February 28 for enrolment in September, and prior to September 30 for enrolment in the one-year program in January. Late applications will be considered if space permits.

1. Apply to UCFV; include $75* payable to Coastal Pacific Aviation, and a separate cheque for the $45 application fee payable to UCFV. International students pay higher application fees ($210) and should contact the International Education department.

*Fees stated are in effect for 2003/04 and are subject to change for 2004/05.

Application forms are available from Student Services and Coastal Pacific Aviation (see the Admission chart for a complete listing of application dates and general admission information).

Additional documents required for a complete application:

2. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by Coastal Pacific during February or March for September enrolment, or September or October for the January one-year program enrolment.

3. After evaluations have been made, interviewed candidates will receive a letter stating the results. Candidates being offered a seat will receive a confirming letter, outlining registration details, starting dates, and aviation supplies required and an enrolment agreement. Prior to acceptance the candidate may be required to provide proof of financial ability to pay for educational expenses.

4. Any requests for transfer of academic course equivalencies should be made to the Admissions and Records office; requests for transfer of aviation- or flight-related courses should be made directly to Coastal Pacific Aviation.

Location and scheduling

Academic courses will be held on all UCFV campuses, including Abbotsford, Mission, and Chilliwack. Aviation classroom instruction, flight training and simulator training will be conducted at Coastal Pacific Aviation, Abbotsford Airport. Please note that there is no public transportation available to the airport and between some campuses. Students are expected to be available for flight training seven days a week.

Dates

One-year Aviation diploma program

Instruction at Coastal Pacific and UCFV begins in January. UCFV academic courses will be taken January to mid-April and September to mid-December. Aviation theory and flight instruction will continue throughout the year.

Two-year Aviation diploma program

Instruction at Coastal Pacific and UCFV begins in September. UCFV courses will normally be completed by mid-April and flight instruction and flight time may continue through May. Coastal Pacific’s summer program for students who need to complete their private pilot licence is offered during the months of July and August and must be completed prior to program commencement.

Note: The aviation portion of the two-year Aviation diploma program must be completed within four years. All other graduation requirements must be completed within seven years.

Four-year Aviation degree program

Instruction at Coastal Pacific and UCFV begins in September. UCFV courses will normally be completed by mid-April and flight instruction and flight time may continue through May.

Note: The department requires years one to four to be completed within 10 years if the program is taken on a part-time basis. Students who completed the Aviation diploma and are returning to complete the BBA (Aviation) at UCFV after an absence, will be allowed seven years to complete years three and four of the degree.

Residency requirement

To receive the BBA (Aviation), students must fulfill specific elements of the program at UCFV. A minimum of 34 credits, including seven upper-level business and eight 400-level aviation courses, must be taken at UCFV. These include the following:

Aviation courses (13 credits)

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 403

 Jet Transportation Systems and Operations

 1

AV 404

 Advanced Aerodynamics and Operating Procedures

 3

AV 405

 Advanced Jet Transport Systems and Performance    

 3

AV 413

 Simulator — Jet Transport Operations I

 1

AV 414

 Simulator — Jet Transport Operations II

 1

AV 415

 Simulator — Jet Transport Operations III

 2

AV 431

 Advanced Airmanship I

 1

AV 432

 Advanced Airmanship II

 1

Aviation Business/Business Administration (21 credits)

Course

 Title

 Credits

BUS 360

 International Air Transportation

 3

BUS 460

 Aviation Management

 3

BUS 403

 Strategic Management

 3

BUS 430

 Management of Innovation

 3

plus three 300/400-level courses  required by the program

 

 9

Academic performance

To qualify for an aviation diploma, students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (a C grade) in each semester as well as cumulatively. Students whose cumulative GPA and/or semester GPA falls below 2.0 during their program are subject to academic warning.

To qualify for an aviation degree, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 (B- average) in both flight-related and academic courses in order to remain in the program, continue on to the next year, and to graduate. Additionally, a grade of at least C for each course (academic and flight-related) is required in order to be awarded the degree. Students whose cumulative grade point average and/or semester grade point average falls below 2.67 during their program are subject to academic warning and/or removal from the program.

Course repeats

A course may be repeated in order to improve the cumulative GPA. However, you may not register for the same course more than twice.

No more than five repeated courses will be permitted. This applies to both diploma and degree students.

BBA (Aviation) graduation requirements

1. Cumulative program GPA of 2.67 or higher (over four years).

2. No courses with less than a ‘C’ grade.

3. Completion of all required courses and residency requirements.

4. No more than five courses retaken within the BBA (Aviation) program.

Fees

Fee estimates are in effect for 2003/04 and are subject to change for 2004/05.

Approximate total fees for the diploma programs are $43,000 and approximate total fees for the degree program are $68,000. Contact the program coordinator at Coastal Pacific to obtain a current fee summary.

Note: There are two fee structures.

UCFV fee summary

UCFV fees will be paid at the university college, and are approximately $990 per semester (three courses or nine credits).

Coastal Pacific Aviation fee summary

Coastal Pacific fees will be paid at the Abbotsford Airport to Coastal Pacific Aviation. Flight training fees are subject to change and vary for each individual.

Students accepted to the program are required to wear a uniform. The initial cost for shirts, slacks, sweater, jacket, and ties is approximately $425. Additional items may be required throughout the course.

Program requirements

One-year Aviation diploma program

Semester I

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 201

 Aviation Theory I

 3

AV 211

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures I

 1

AV 221

 Aircraft — Commercial I

 1.5

AV 231

 Human Factors I

 1

AV 151

 Fitness I

 1

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Semester II

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 302

 Aviation Theory II

 3

AV 312

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures II

 1

AV 322

 Aircraft Commercial II

 1.5

AV 332

 Human Factors II

 1

AV 152

 Fitness II

 1

Semester III

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 401

 Aviation Theory III

 3

AV 411

 Simulator — Multi-Engine

 1

AV 421

 Aircraft — Multi-Engine

 1.5

AV 431

 Advanced Airmanship I

 1

AV 251

 Fitness III

 1

Semester IV

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 252

 Fitness IV

 1

AV 402

 Aviation Theory IV

 3

AV 412

 Simulator — Crew Operations

 1

AV 432

 Advanced Airmanship II

 1

AV 422

 Aircraft — Instrument/Multi-Engine

 1.5

or

AV 451  

 Theory — Instructor and

 2

AV 452

 Flight Instructor Practicum (see Note 1)

 1

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Two-year Aviation diploma program

Semester I

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 151

 Fitness I

 1

AV 201

 Aviation Theory I

 3

AV 211

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures I

 1

AV 221

 Aircraft — Commercial I

 1.5

AV 231

 Human Factors I

 1

CMNS 125

 Business Communications I

 3

BUS 102

 Management

 3

MATH

 one of 103/104/106/110/ 111 or 115 (see Note 2)

 3 or 4

Semester II

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 152

 Fitness II

 1

AV 302

 Aviation Theory II

 3

AV 312

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures II

 1

AV 322

 Aircraft — Commercial II

 1.5

AV 332

 Human Factors II

 1

CMNS 225

 Business Communications II

 3

CIS 100

 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (see Note 2)

 3

BUS 203

 Organizational Behaviour

 3

Semesters III & IV

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 251

  Fitness III and

 1

AV 252

 Fitness IV

 1

AV 401

 Aviation Theory III

 3

AV 402

 Aviation Theory IV

 3

AV 411

 Simulator Multi-Engine

 1

AV 421

 Aircraft Multi-Engine

 1.5

AV 431

 Advanced Airmanship I

 1

AV 432

 Advanced Airmanship II

 1

AV 422

 Aircraft Instrument/Multi-Engine

 1.5

or

AV 451

 Theory Instructor and

 2

AV 452

 Flight Instructor Practicum (see Note 1)

 1

PHYS 101

 Introductory General Physics I 

or

PHYS 103

 Astronomy: The Solar System

 5 or 4

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Elective

 any university transfer course

 3 or 4

Note 1: Students who select the instructor option would complete AV 451: Theory — Instructor, and AV 452: Flight Instructor Practicum, instead of AV 421 and AV 422.

Note 2: Students intending to complete the BBA (Aviation) should take BUS 160; MATH 106 and ENGL 105.

Alternate core courses are available for students interested in continuing on for a degree after completing the diploma program.

Second-year course selection for the two-year program (a total of six including Physics) will require aviation coordinator approval. Students are expected to pursue subjects of interest and to broaden their academic development in preparation for non-flying responsibilities they may face. Elective choices may be limited each semester by ground school, aircraft and simulator scheduling.

Students who have completed college or university courses similar to those listed above may be able to transfer credits. Contact the aviation coordinator for more information and refer to the UCFV’s transfer credit policy in the calendar.

Although program requirements are shown in four semesters they do not have to be taken consecutively. It is necessary, however, to take each semester’s aviation theory concurrently with that semester’s flying and simulator sessions.

Four-year Aviation degree program

Semester I

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 150A

 Fitness

 0.5

AV 161

 Introduction to Aviation

 2

AV 162A

 Flight Training — Private

 1

BUS 102

 Management

 3

BUS 143

 Accounting I

 3

CMNS 125

 Business Communications I

 3

ECON 100

 Principles of Microeconomics

 3

Semester II

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 150B

 Fitness

 0.5

AV 162B

 Flight Training — Private

 1

BUS 120

 Marketing Essentials

 3

BUS 144

 Accounting II

 3

BUS 203

 Organizational Behaviour

 3

BUS 261

 Business Law

 3

ECON 101

 Principles of Macroeconomics

 3

Semester III

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 151

 Fitness

 1

AV 201

 Aviation Theory I

 3

AV 211

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures I

 1

AV 221

 Aircraft — Commercial I

 1.5

AV 231

 Human Factors I

 1

BUS 160*

 Computerized Business Applications

 3

MATH 106

 Statistics I

 4

ENGL 105

 The Reading and Writing of Prose

 3

Semester IV

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 152

 Fitness 

 1

AV 302

 Aviation Theory II

 3

AV 312

 Simulator — Instrument Procedures II

 1

AV 322

 Aircraft — Commercial II

 1.5

AV 332

 Human Factors II

 1

BUS 201

 Human Resource Management

 3

BUS 247

 Management Accounting I

 3

ENGL 120–170**

 English Literature elective

 3

* Students who have taken the (now discontinued) CIS 110, Computerized Business Applications course, may use it for the BUS 160 requirement.

** Students who have taken the (now discontinued) English 110 course, may use it for this requirement.

Semester V

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 251

 Fitness

 1

AV 401

 Aviation Theory III

 3

AV 411

 Simulator — Multi-Engine

 1

AV 421

 Aircraft — Multi-Engine

 1.5

AV 431

 Advanced Airmanship

 1

BUS 360

 International Air Transportation

 3

BUS 400

 Business and Society

 3

PHYS 101

 Physics

 5

Semester VI

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 252

 Fitness

 1

AV 402

 Aviation Theory IV

 3

AV 412

 Simulator — Crew Operations

 1

AV 422

 Aircraft — Instrument — Multi-Engine

 1.5

AV 432

 Advanced Airmanship II

 1

BUS 305

 Industrial Relations

 3

BUS 349

 Financial Management I

 3

Elective

 Upper-level Business or Economics

 3

Semester VII

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 350A

 Fitness

 0.5

AV 403

 Jet Transportation Systems and Operations (2-week course)

  1

AV 404

 Advanced Aerodynamics and Operating Procedures

 3

AV 413

 Simulator Jet Transport Operations I

 1

AV 414

 Simulator Jet Transport Operations II

 1

BUS 403

 Strategic Management

 3

BUS 420

 International Business

 3

Elective

 A second language (satisfies required Humanities elective)

 3

Elective

 Upper-level Business or Economics elective or MATH 111

 3

Semester VIII

Course

 Title

 Credits

AV 350B

 Fitness

 0.5

AV 405

 Advanced Jet Transport Systems and Performance

 3

AV 415

 Simulator — Jet Transport Operations III

 2

BUS 350

 Operations Management

 3

BUS 430

 Management of Innovation

 3

BUS 460

 Aviation Management

 3

Elective

 Social Science elective (other than Economics)

 3

Note: The MATH 111 or 115 prerequisite for BUS 350 is waived for Aviation students.

Note: GEOG 101 or GEOG 201 may be taken to replace one of the required Social Science electives.

Electives

Contact the department for appropriate elective selection.

Advisory committee

The aviation program has a standing advisory committee consisting of a number of representatives from various facets of the aviation industry.

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