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Commercial Aviation Diploma

  • Fall
  • Winter

  • Location
    Kelowna Campus and Interior Flight Centre at Kelowna Airport
  • Campuses


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    City of Kelowna
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $61,000 over two years
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2400 first year & $1700 second year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on November 1 for entry to the following Fall semester, January 16 for the following Winter semester, and February 1 for the following Summer semester. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $30

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of high school for at least one year)

2. English

One of:

3. Math 

A. Students graduating from secondary school in or before 2012

One of:

  • Principles of Math 11
  • Introductory Math 11 (70%)
  • Applications of Math 11 (60%)
  • equivalent Advanced Level ABE Math course

B. Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new Math curriculum

One of:

  • Pre-calculus 11 (60%)
  • Foundations of Math 11 (60%)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 (60%)
  • equivalent Advanced Level ABE Math course


  • Category 1 Aviation Medical
  • letter of recommendation from the Southern Interior Flight Centre showing successful completion of a personal interview, aptitude test, and proof of financial ability to complete the program
  • completion of the Canadian Private Pilot License*

Admission Advice

1. Private pilot training requires two semesters of full-time attendance. Contact the flying school for details.

2. *If you start the Commercial Aviation Diploma in September, you must have the Canadian Private Pilot’s License at the time of admission.

3. *If you start the Commercial Aviation Diploma in January, you are not required to have the Private Pilot’s License until September. You can obtain the Canadian Private Pilot License by completing AVIA 104, AVIA 105, AVIA 106 and AVIA 107 in the first term of the Commercial Aviation Diploma, as they are program-required courses in the Diploma.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy OC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


If English is not your first language, you must submit one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based)
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5
  • A Okanagan College English Language Assessment (OCELA) of level 4
  • 70% in each of  EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
  • 60% in each of EAPD 040, EAPW 040 and EAPR 040 for admission to Arts, Science, Business Administration Diploma, Commercial Aviation, Advanced Culinary Arts, Computer Information Systems, and Engineering Technology programs
  • 70% in English 12 or equivalent for Business programs
  • 60% in English 12 or equivalent for Arts, Science, Engineering Technology, and most diploma programs
  • 50% in an English literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada
  • Level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index for Business, or Level 4 for Arts, Science, technology and most diploma programs
  • A degree or diploma from an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction  

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.


For details on Regular Applicant admission check here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Student admission check here

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.


International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For details on Unclassified Student and Visiting Student admission check here.

How to Apply

For details on applying to Okanagan College check the Become a Student site here.

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