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Business Aviation Northern Aviation Operations

Keyano College

Keyano College
The Business Aviation Diploma program is for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in aviation business operations. This two-year diploma program provides students with business knowledge along with the aviation training compliant with Transport Canada standards. Through successful acquisition of both a private and commercial pilot's license within the program, graduates may pursue career specializations in northern aviation operations or airline operations.

Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H2H7, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

High School Diploma, or equivalent, with a minimum of:

  • 50% (C-) in Math 30-1 or 55% (C-) in Math 30-2 and
  • 60% (C-) in English 30/30-1 or 65% (C-) in English 33/30-2

Mature Students (students who are 21 years or older) may be admitted by:

  • The completion of the above Math and English courses (with the grades specified) OR
  • Pass mark on the College Entrance Test (Contact the Office of the Registrar at 780-791-4801 to arrange to write this exam) OR

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80

Spoken Language Proficiency Requirement:

In addition to demonstrating English Language Proficiency, applicants whose first language is not English must also present Spoken Language Proficiency. Applicants who have six or more years of full-time education (including grade 12 year or higher) in a Canadian school where the language of instruction was English, meet this requirement. If applicants do not present these years of English education, they can meet this requirement by presenting one of the following:

  • A minimum of 26 on the speaking band of the TOEFL: iBT
  • A minimum of 7.5 on the IELTS speaking band


Transport Canada Medical Examination 1 – for aviation / flying component.


Canadian Indigenous Applicants:

Two positions per year are made available in the Business Aviation Diploma Program for qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants.  If qualified Canadian Indigenous applicants are not admitted by May 30, the positions may be filled with students of non-Indigenous ancestry. 


Recommended: It is strongly recommended that students complete a ‘Discovery Flight’ or equivalent, prior to admission to ensure flight tolerance.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 25, 2020. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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