Soar to Your Future Career

Whether you want to be a flight instructor or a private, commercial, military, MedEvac or missionary pilot, you can gain hands-on Aviation training and grow in your Christian faith through the diverse learning community at Providence University College. In addition to Aviation certificates and diplomas, Providence is one of the few Canadian universities to offer Bachelor’s degrees in Aviation. Providence partners with Harv’s Air in Steinbach, MB, which has been training pilots from all over the world since 1973. Thanks to our in-classroom simulator and a wide range of airplanes at Harv’s Air, you’ll fly a variety of single and multi-engine planes while logging valuable instrument training hours. Combine your flight training with a minor in Business Administration or Intercultural Studies and you’ll have a powerful degree, infused with a Christian worldview, that will expand your future career options.

Airline Transport Pilot Licence

Through the partnership that Providence University College has with Harv’s Air, in addition to Private and Commercial pilot licences, Aviation students also have access to earning an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), which is the highest licence one can earn as a civil airplane pilot. This allows one to be the captain or pilot in command of a multi-crew airplane. CLICK HERE for full details about the ATPL process and requirements.

Since I came to Providence I have been on a life-changing journey. Providence has not only given me the high-level education I was looking for but has also brought many amazing people into my life.

Bardia Salimkhani

BA in Aviation 2017

Major Options
Bachelor of Arts Aviation Advanced Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Aviation Double Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Aviation Major 3 Years
Diploma Aviation 2 Years
Minor Aviation Combine with any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Aviation program

A Class 1 Medical is required for entrance into the Aviation major and a Class 3 medical is required if you are only completing the Aviation minor (your Private Pilot License only). These medical tests must be completed by an aviation medical examiner. For more information, contact an enrollment officer today.

Flight Camp Information

In order for you to begin flying, Harv’s Air and Providence require that you complete a flight camp which takes place before the beginning of classes on campus. Students must have the following documents with them for the flight camp

  • Canadian Aviation Medical Category 1
  • Proof of Citizenship (at least TWO of the following:)
    • Birth Certificate
    • Valid Passport
    • Driver’s License

Students must also purchase Flight Kits and the Private Pilot Ground School Exercise Courses and must prepare for a PSTAR exam during the flight camp. The material needed has been provided below. Students need a 90% on the PSTAR Exam as well as an acceptable flight evaluation to pass the Camp Assessment. A satisfactory Camp Assessment and passing of the PSTAR Exam will allow you to continue in the Aviation program.

The full cost of the Flight Camp is $4186.15. The cost of the camp MUST be paid at the Business Office and all flying expenses paid to Harv’s Air prior to the start of the camps. Costs are subject to change.

For updated tuition and fees details, visit our Financing Your Education page.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Program Courses
Courses you will be taking in September, during your first year (first semester)

  • Register for the one-week Flight Training Camp during the end of August
  • Basic Flight Theory – topics include Air Law, General Knowledge, Meteorology, and Navigation. Class 1 or 3 Medical exam required prior to taking the course
  • Private Flight Lab 1 – topics include Flight Theory, (more) Air Law, and Radio Proficiency. Class 1 or 3 Medical exam required prior to taking the course
  • Introduction to the Old Testament – topics include What is the Bible, The Pentateuch, History, Prophets, The Writings
  • Christian Spirituality: Formation – topics include Being Human, Stages of Faith, Threats to Spiritual Growth
  • Field Education Practicum (service placement) – serve as a volunteer at a church, soup kitchen, care home, etc.

Courses you will be taking in January, during your first year (second semester)

  • Private Flight Lab 2 – topics include Aircraft Control, Instrument Work. This prepares you for the Private Pilot License exam
  • Introduction to the New Testament – topics include the connection between the Old and New Testament, the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Paul and his writings, etc
  • Any 1 course in History or English Literature – for example, take Western Civilization: Late Medieval to 20th Century or Major English Writers: 19th to 21st Century
  • Any 1 course in Math or Science – for example Statistical Analysis, Environmental Science, Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra
  • Any 1 course in Anthropology, Sociology or Psychology – for example Intro to Psych: Human Behaviour, Intro to Sociology: People in Society

Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A. (Program Coordinator)
UC Dean; Assistant Professor of TESOL; MLI Director

Aaron Doherty
Instructor of Aviation

Career Options
In the last 5 years, graduates of our Aviation program have been employed by:

  • WestJet
  • Perimeter Aviation
  • Fast Air
  • Wasaya Airlines
  • Harv’s Air