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Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) degree

Entrance requirements

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 (provincially examined), Physics 11, and English 12 (provincially examined). (Accounting 11, Physics 12 (provincially examined), 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 (within previous 10 years if applicant has a current commercial pilot licence), including the following courses or equivalents:

Aviation:

• AV 201/211/221/231
• AV 302/312/322/232
• AV 401/431
• AV 402/432
• Relevant Option courses (Airline or Flight Instruction)

Academic:

• BUS 160 Computing in Business, or CIS 110 Computerized Business Applications (now discontinued)
• BUS 100 Introduction to Business or BUS 102 Management (now discontinued)
• BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour
• CMNS 125 Business Communications
• MATH 106 Statistics I
• PHYS 101 Introductory General Physics or PHYS 111 Mechanics
• five other courses which satisfy the BBA (Aviation) program requirements. Consult the Business Administration department for appropriate course selection.

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 provincially examined), or UCFV MATH 094/095 (C+ or better in each) or MATH 109 (B or better), or MATH 110 (C+ or better), or a MATA score of 67% or better (see Note), 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. Applicants must also satisfy an entrance evaluation which includes an interview(s), and an assessment of references.

Note: 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.

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

• enrol and successfully complete Aviation 161 Private Pilot Theory in the first semester of the program
• successfully complete a simulator evaluation based on three hours dual instruction and two hours solo practice in the first semester of the program
• 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 and a minimum of 10 hours flying time within the six months preceding the first day of classes September, or complete a flight evaluation with Coastal Pacific Aviation or designate
• complete a continuation flying course of approximately six to eight hours throughout the first year of the program.

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

• completed the Canadian 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.
• a minimum of six to eight appropriate university-level courses that are transferable to the four-year degree program.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider the Business Studies program path.

How to apply

The four-year program starts 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 March 30 for enrolment in September. 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 and should contact UCFV International.

* Fees stated are in effect for 2007/08 and are subject to change for 2008/09.

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

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• proof of B.C. secondary school completion or equivalent, and transcript (or interim transcript) showing grade achievement as per entrance requirements
• transcripts showing grade achievement for any post-secondary study
• a medical certificate showing a Transport Canada Category 1 Medical.
• applicants for the one-year program must also submit proof of completion of 10 university-level courses or interim transcript reflecting the above.

2. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by Coastal Pacific during February or March for September 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.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

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.

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.

For any aviation program, all of the aviation courses shown for a semester must be taken concurrently. AV 201, 211, 221, and 231 must be taken in one semester; AV 302, 312, 322, and 332 must be taken in one semester; AV 401, 411, 421, and 431 must be taken in one semester; AV 402, 412, 422, and 432 must be taken in one semester.

Residency requirement

Students enrolled in UCFV/CPA aviation programs are required to complete all subsequent flight and simulator training in residence at UCFV/CPA. Flight training at other schools while enrolled at UCFV/CPA is not permitted.

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 Simulation — Jet Transport Operations I 1
AV 414 Simulation — Jet Transport Operations II 1
AV 415 Simulation — 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 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.

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.

Aviation performance

The first year of the BBA (Aviation) program is a conditional year. At the end of the first year there will be a review of student progress through the first year including private pilot theory and flight (or the continuation course AV066D — for those who enter first year with a private pilot license) together with a second interview.

The interview will review and assess the following with the candidate:

• aviation academic and flight proficiency
• time management skills
• communication skills — intra and extra cockpit
• judgment and decision-making ability
• ability to work effectively within a team
• desire and commitment to becoming a commercial pilot

The student must have a written recommendation from the review committee before being permitted to enter the second year of the program.

Fees

Fee estimates are in effect for 2007/08 and are subject to change for 2008/09. Approximate total fees for the diploma programs are $48,000 and approximate total fees for the degree program are $79,000. Contact the program coordinator at Coastal Pacific to obtain a current fee summary.

Note: There are two fee structures.

UCFV fee summary

UCFV course fees will be paid at the university college, and are approximately $1,150 per semester (three courses or nine credits). See the Fees and Other Costs section.

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 outline

Semester I

Course Title Credits
AV 101 Fitness (See Note 2) 0.5
AV 161 Introduction to Aviation 2
AV 162A Flight Training — Private 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
 or BUS 102 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 143 Accounting I 3
 or BUS 145 Accelerated Financial Acct. (see Note 1) 3
CMNS 125 Business Communications I 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
AV 102 Fitness (See Note 2) 0.5
AV 162B Flight Training — Private 1
BUS 120 Marketing Essentials 3
BUS 144 Accounting II 3
 or BUS LL BUS Lower Level Elective (see Note 1)  
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Note 1: Students who have completed Financial Accounting 12 with a B+ or better should complete BUS 145 as equivalent to BUS 143 and BUS 144. Students taking BUS 145 must take an additional business elective for three credits.

Note 2: Students who have received credit for AV 150A, AV 150B will not be permitted to receive credit for AV 101, AV 102.

Evaluation
A review committee will evaluate the student’s progress through first year. This review includes a second interview. The student must have a written recommendation from this review committee before being permitted to enter the second year of the program. Please refer to Aviation Performance for more information.

Semester III

Course Title Credits
AV 151 Fitness 1
AV 201 Aviation Theory I 3
AV 211 Simulation — Instrument Procedures I 1
AV 221 Aircraft — Commercial I 1.5
AV 231 Human Factors I 1
BUS 160 Computerized Business Applications (see Note) 3
MATH 106 Statistics I 4
ENGL 105 The Reading and Writing of Prose 3

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

Semester IV

Course Title Credits
AV 152 Fitness 1
AV 302 Aviation Theory II 3
AV 312 Simulation — 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

Semester V

Course Title Credits
AV 251 Fitness 1
AV 401 Aviation Theory III 3
AV 411 Simulation — 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 Simulation — 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

Note: Students entering fourth year of the BBA Aviation degree will be required to select either the Heavy Jet Transport or the Professional Flight Instructor option for Semester VII and VIII

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
AV 351 Fitness (See Note 3) 0.5
AV 405 Advanced Jet Transport Systems and Performance 3
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 420 International Business 3
Elective A second language 3
Elective Upper-level Business or Economics, or MATH 111 or MATH 115 3
Plus:    
Courses for Heavy Jet Transport or Professional Flight Instructor options (see additional chart below).

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
AV 352 Fitness (See Note 3) 0.5
AV 404 Advanced Aerodynamics and Operating Procedures 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 430 Management of Innovation 3
BUS 460 Aviation Management 3
Elective Social Science elective (other than Economics) 3
Plus:    
Courses for Heavy Jet Transport or Professional Flight Instructor options (see additional chart below).

Semester VII Heavy Jet Transport Option

Course Title Credits
AV 403 Jet Transport Systems and Operations 1
AV 413 Simulation — Jet Transport Operations I 1
AV 414 Simulation — Jet Transport Operations II 1

Semester VIII Heavy Jet Transport Option

Course Title Credits
AV 415 Simulation — Jet Transport Operations III 2
     

Semester VII & VIII Professional Flight Instructor Option

Course Title Credits
AV 451A & B Theory — Instructor 2
AV 452A & B Flight Instructor Practicum 1

Note 1: The MATH 111 or 115 prerequisite for BUS 350 is waived for Aviation students.
Note 2: GEOG 101 or GEOG 102 may be taken to replace one of the required Social Science electives.
Note 3: Students who have received credit for AV 350A, AV 350B will not be permitted to receive credit for AV 351, AV 352.

Electives

Contact the department for appropriate elective selection.
 

Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) Honours degree

Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration program have the option of completing a Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) Honours degree. The following conditions apply to this program:

• Students must formally apply for entry to the program after completing no fewer than 60 credits and no more than 90 credits applicable to the BBA Aviation. The program chair’s approval is needed for admission. Applications after completion of more than 90 credits will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
• A minimum CGPA of 3.5 on all courses applicable to the degree is required for admission, continuance and graduation.
• Students must complete an additional 12 credits beyond the 120 credits required for the BBA degree. These credits must come from upper-level (numbered 300-400) Business courses; upper-level courses from other areas may be counted toward this total with the program chair's approval.
• Students must also complete the requirements of at least one of the Business concentrations listed in the UCFV calendar.

Course listings

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