Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Aviation

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Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) degree

Note: Effective Fall 2017, Aviation (AV) courses listed in this calendar are offered by third party educational providers which have course articulation agreements with UFV. Students entering the program in Fall 2017 will register only in the non-Aviation courses through the UFV online course registration system and directly through their third party provider for their Aviation (AV) courses. Students who began their program prior to Fall 2017 will register for all their courses through the UFV online course registration system.

Entrance requirements

Option 1: 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. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  3. Prerequisites for CMNS 125.
  4. Physics 11 or equivalent, with a minimum of C+.

    Note: Accounting 11 or 12, Physics 12, and second language courses are recommended.

  5. Current Transport Canada Category 1 medical certification.
  6. 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.

Option 2: UFV/Coastal Pacific Aviation diploma graduates

  1. Completion of the UFV Aviation diploma program within the previous five years, including the following courses or equivalents:
    • STAT 106
    • PHYS 101 or PHYS 111
    • Five other courses which satisfy the BBA (Aviation) program requirements. Consult the UFV calendar or School of Business program advisor 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 aviation courses with grades lower than a C.
  3. Prerequisites for MATH 141.
  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.
  6. Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.

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
  • receding 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 Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. Applicants interested in starting in the Winter or Summer semester will begin with academic courses only. Aviation courses involving flight training will begin every Fall. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

The four-year program starts in September. As seats in the program are limited, students should apply as early as possible. Applications should be completed prior to March 30 for enrolment in September. Late applications will be considered if space permits.

  1. Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply. International students pay higher application fees and should contact UFV International.

    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.
  2. Apply to Coastal Pacific Aviation at coastalpacific.com. A separate $150 application fee will be required.
  3. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by Coastal Pacific during February or March for September enrolment.
  4. 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 and starting dates. Prior to acceptance the candidate may be required to provide proof of financial ability to pay for educational expenses.
  5. Any requests for transfer of academic course equivalencies should be made to the Office of the Registrar; 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 may be held on all UFV 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 UFV begins in September. UFV courses will normally be completed by the end of April and flight instruction and flight time may continue through June.

Note: The School of Business 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 UFV 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.

Residency requirement

Once students are enrolled in the BBA (Aviation) program they are required to complete all third and fourth year aviation courses in residence at UFV/CPA. Flight training at other schools while enrolled in the BBA (Aviation) is not permitted.

To receive the BBA (Aviation), students must fulfill specific elements of the program at UFV. In addition to the third and fourth year AV courses, a minimum of 21 credits, must be taken at UFV. These include the following:

Course Title Credits
BUS 360 International Air Transportation 3
BUS 460 Aviation Management 3
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 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) or above 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 aviation course 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 program warning and/or removal from the program.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course repeats

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

BBA (Aviation) graduation requirements

  1. Cumulative program GPA of 2.67 or higher (over four years).
  2. No aviation courses with less than a C grade.
  3. Completion of all required courses and residency requirements.

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).

The review will assess the following:

  • 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 a Coastal Pacific review committee before being permitted to enter the second year of the program.

Fees

Fee estimates were in effect for 2016/17 and are subject to change for the next calendar year. Approximate total fees for the degree program are $112,000. Contact the program coordinator at Coastal Pacific to obtain a current fee summary.

Note: There are two fee structures.

UFV fee summary

UFV course fees will be paid at the university. 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 0.5
AV 161 Introduction to Aviation 2
AV 162A Flight Training - Private 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
or BUS 145 Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting (see Note) 3
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Semester II

Course Title Credits
AV 102 Fitness 0.5
AV 162B Flight Training - Private 1
BUS 120 Marketing Essentials 3
BUS 144 Introductory Financial Accounting II 3
or BUS BUS lower-level elective
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 Simulation - Instrument Procedures I 1
AV 221 Aircraft - Commercial I 1.5
AV 231 Human Factors I 1
BUS 160 Computerized Business Applications 3
STAT 106 Statistics I 4
ENGL 105 Academic Writing 3

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 Introductory Management Accounting 3
CMNS 251 Professional Report Writing 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 349 Financial Management I 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 360 International Air Transportation 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 0.5
AV 405 Advanced Jet Transport Systems and Performance 3
BUS 403 Strategic Management 3
BUS 460 Aviation Management 3
Elective A second language 3
Elective Upper-level Business or Economics, or MATH 141 3
Plus:
Courses for Heavy Jet Transport or Professional Flight Instructor options (see additional chart below)

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
AV 352 Fitness 0.5
AV 404 Advanced Aerodynamics and Operating Procedures 3
BUS 404 Management Science 3
BUS 405 Strategic Management Simulation 3
BUS 420 International Business 3
Elective Social Science elective (other than Economics) 3
Plus:
Courses for Heavy Jet Transport or Professional Flight Instructor options (see additional chart below)

Heavy Jet Transport option

Semester VII

Course Title Credits
AV 403 Jet Transport Systems and Operations 1
AV 414 Simulation - Jet Transport Operations I 2

Semester VIII

Course Title Credits
AV 415 Simulation - Jet Transport Operations II 2

Professional Flight Instructor option

Semesters VII and VIII

Course Title Credits
AV 451A and B Theory - Instructor 2
AV 452A and B Flight Instructor Practicum 1

Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) Honours degree

Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Aviation) 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 CGPA of 3.5 or above on all courses applicable to the degree is required for admission, continuance and graduation.

Students must complete an additional 12 credits beyond the credits required for the BBA (Aviation) 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 majors or minors listed in the UFV calendar.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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