The study of aeronautics; the techniques and operation of flying aircraft within the atmosphere.
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Build a career as a pilot while studying the scientific foundations associated with flight and the field of aviation.
Since the first flight of a hot air balloon in 1783 mankind has been fascinated with the idea of air travel and the use of aircraft to perform important tasks — such as aerial surveying and emergency rescues. Aviation has become one of the most exciting and sought-after professions — expanding the scope of their mandate every year.
Having a degree in science, and having the training to become a commercial pilot, will give you the advantage you need along, with the skills and knowledge, to fly with confidence.
Take advantage of our DIRECT HIRE PROGRAMS offered through Sunwing Airlines, Jazz Aviation LP, Porter Airlines, and Air Georgian.
You will graduate with both your Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) and your Commercial Pilot Licence.
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This major is available in the regular stream of study only
PROFESSIONAL PILOT PROGRAM
Learn from one of Canada's top flight schools, the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC), where you will earn your Commercial Pilot Licence.
THERE IS AN EXPECTED SHORTAGE OF PILOTS
Canada has an excellent infrastructure for flight education, producing about 1,200 new commercial pilots each year. Due to high competition and other factors, only about 500 new pilots join the Canadian industry each year. Canada needs 7,000 to 10,000 new pilots by 2025, resulting in a projected shortage of at least 3,000 pilots.
SOME OF THE SKILLS ATTAINED WITHIN THIS MAJOR
- Time management
- Safety and risk management
- Public speaking
- Critical thinking