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Aviation Management & Pilot Training Diploma Program

Program Overview

The pursuit of flight is a dream common to many, but a career as a professional pilot seems like an impossible goal beyond the reach of gravity-bound individuals. Despite this common perception, becoming a pilot is easier and more accessible than most believe. Canada is one of the forerunners of pilot training with a large aviation community including over “60,000 pilots flying 30,000 aircraft from 2,000 airports and aerodromes” (Canadian Owners & Pilots Association (COPA) 2016).

Make your dream come true with our Aviation Management & Pilot Training Diploma Program. With pilot shortages worldwide, there has never been a better time to start your career in Aviation.

Program Description

  • Solomon College & Cooking Lake Aviation are collaborating to offer a 2-year Aviation Management & Pilot Training Diploma Program.
  • This program will provide students with little or no aviation experience with all the training necessary to start a piloting career with both local and international aircraft operators.
  • Graduates of the program will gain 200 hours of flight experience, and will receive an Aviation Diploma and a Transport Canada Commercial Pilot’s License with a Group 1 IFR and Multi-Engine Endorsement.
  • The program will focus heavily on Glass Cockpit and Multi-Crew Operations, Crew-Resource Management (CRM) Skills, and the use of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These systems and skills are adapted by international airline operators across the world.
  • Students will receive one-on-one training with Transport Canada licensed Flight Instructors following a Transport Canada approved curriculum.
  • Flight training will utilize a Modern Fleet of Cessna C172SP Skyhawk and Piper PA-44 Seminole type aircraft with advanced G1000 & G500 avionics systems.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants 17 years of age or older who have a High School Diploma or equivalent and a passion to pursue a career in the aviation industry.

Program Schedule

Two intakes are available each year:

Intake 1: September

Intake 2: January

Academic Training Location

Solomon College
10621-100 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0B3

Flight Training Location

Cooking Lake Airport / Cooking Lake Aviation
69, 51401 Range Road 221
Sherwood Park, AB, T8E 1H1

Cooking Lake Aviation Website

To Apply

Come to our office to apply for this program at Suite #228, 10621 – 100 Avenue.

For any enquiries about the program please call us at: (780) 431-1515 or through email:

  • Applicants must submit the follow three documents: completed Aviation registration form, copy of their high school diploma, and high school transcript
  • English 30-1Math 30-1 and Physics 30 is preferred.
  • All students must be able to obtain and hold a Category 1 Aviation Medical as assessed by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME).

Aviation Registration Form

*Graduating from this program does not guarantee employment

Student Loans

Applicants to this program may try to apply for student loans with Student Aid which may give $45,000.00-$46,000 (Subject to student’s situation).

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Year 1

  • AVIT 100 – Flight Training – PPL
  • AVIT 111 – Aviation Regulations and Procedures
  • AVIT 121 – Meteorology and Environmental Effects on Aircraft Operations
  • AVIT 131 – Aviation Navigation and Radio Aids
  • AVIT 141 – Human Factors and Pilot Decision Making
  • AVIT 151 – Aircraft and Flight Operations
  • BMAN 101 – Introduction to Business Communications
  • BMAN 111 – Introduction to Marketing
  • BMAN 121 – Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • MATH 141 – Aviation Mathematics
  • PHYS 141 – Aviation Physics

Year 2

  • AVIT 200 – Flight Training – CPL
  • AVIT 201 – Flight Training – Multi
  • AVIT 202 – Flight Training – IFR
  • AVIT 211 – Airlaw and Human Factors for Commerical Operations
  • AVIT 221 – Advanced Meteorology & Navigation
  • AVIT 231 – Advanced Flight Theory, Instruments and Aircraft Systems
  • AVIT 241 – Multi Engine Aircraft and IFR Operations
  • AVIT 251 – Standard Operating Procedures, Crew Resource Mangement and Safety Management Systems
  • BMAN 241 – Airline Operations and Management

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition fees, including the cost of books, supplies, uniforms, licensing fees and other material fees will be $98,000* for the entire program.
  • Tuition Fees include 200 hours of  aircraft rental, fuel, and flight instructor costs. Academic courses, ground school, Transport Canada exam and licensing fees, Industry Canada exam fees, and Solomon College exam fees are also fully covered. Students will only have to pay for their Category 1 Medical out of pocket, as well as any exam re-takes that may be incurred.
  • Supplies/Kit will provide students with all in-aircraft materials required, including Pilot Operating Handbooks, Navigation tools, Pilot Headset and iPad Mini with ForeFlight and AvCanada publications installed. All materials are for the students to keep.

*Total program costs are subject to change until the Private vocational contract is signed.

Graduating from this program does not guarantee employment

The Aviation Management & Pilot Training Diploma Program’s refund policy will be pursuant to The Private Vocational Training Act where: Cooling off period 15 Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, if a student terminates a student contract on or before the 4th business day after signing the contract, [Solomon College will] refund any tuition or other fee paid by or on behalf of the student. Refund of registration fee – before training begins 16(1) If a student terminates a student contract before the vocational training begins, [Solomon College] is entitled to any registration fee paid by or on behalf of the student. (2) [Solomon College will] refund any registration fee that has been paid by or on behalf of the student if

  1. [Solomon College] terminates a student contract before the vocational training begins, or
  2. the vocational training does not begin on the commencement date set in the student contract.

Refund of tuition – after training begins 17(1) If a student contract is terminated after the vocational training begins, [Solomon College] is entitled to the following amounts of tuition:

  1. when 10% or less of the vocational training has been provided, 25% of the tuition;
  2. when more than 10% but 50% or less of the vocational training has been provided, 60% of the tuition;
  3. when more than 50% of the vocational training has been provided, 100% of the tuition.

(2) If [Solomon College] has received a tuition fee in excess of the amount that [Solomon College] is entitled to under subsection (1), [Solomon College will] refund the excess amount. (3) For the purpose of this section, vocational training provided by correspondence is provided as lessons are supplied, marked and returned to the student. Percentage of training shall be determined by number of training days completed, commencing on the first day of the first academic semester and expressed as a percentage of the entire program duration. Payment of all refunds shall be handled by Solomon College on behalf of both parties in accordance with the Private Vocational Training Act 21(1) Subject to subsection (2), a refund of a student’s tuition must be paid

  1. to the student, or
  2. in the case of a student who has an outstanding student loan in respect of the vocational training for which the refund is being provided, to the lender that made the student loan.

Section 22 AR 341/2003 PRIVATE VOCATIONAL TRAINING REGULATION 12 (2) If a licensee* receives payment of a student’s tuition from a government, agency or person other than the student, any refund of the student’s tuition must be paid to the government, agency or other person. (3) If a licensee* is required to refund a registration fee or tuition, the refund must be paid not later than the earlier of the following: (a) 30 days from the day the student contract is terminated; (b) the time period specified in an order of the Director *”Licensee” refers to Solomon College for the purpose of this document

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