Assiniboine Community College is partnering with Brandon Flight Centre to deliver a new Aviation Management certificate program in fall 2022. The two-year program is open to both domestic and international applicants, and is an entry point for those looking for a career in the aviation industry.
“Aviation is a key component in many industries in Manitoba, from agriculture and hydro to medical transport and access to northern and remote communities,” said David Creighton, CEO of Brandon Flight Centre. “This program will help to support those essential services by providing high quality training from within the communities they serve.”
The program will provide students with the core competencies to succeed through specialized business courses with industry-specific content, including project management, mathematics for pilots, marketing principles and ethical responsibilities.
“Delivering this program is a great fit for Assiniboine’s aim to meet industry and community needs through responsive programming,” said Michael Cameron, Dean, Community Development. “Assiniboine is looking forward to a partnership with Brandon Flight Centre that will provide learners who are interested in aviation with a great opportunity to launch this dynamic and in-demand career.”
The Aviation Management certificate will provide many available career paths for graduates, including work on commercial and regional airlines, cargo and military flying, or more local options like working in agriculture or instruction.
“Whether you are looking to see the world, or be home every night with your family, there are many different opportunities to choose from,” said Creighton. “We are confident that this will provide the best training to prepare our students for the emerging future of post-pandemic aviation.”
The program is designed as a starting point and requires no previous flight experience. Graduates of the program will receive a Transport Canada issued Commercial Pilot License, a minimum of 200 hours of flight time and the business knowledge necessary to get started in an aviation career.
Applications for this program are currently open. For more information on the Aviation Management program, or to apply, visit assiniboine.net/aviation.
(ACC College News)