Aviation and Business Degree Program in East Vancouver


About University of Fraser Valley

Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and five minutes from the USA, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls over 15,000 students per year, including more than 2,000 international students from over 60 countries. With its mild weather, thriving city center, and breathtaking scenery, Abbotsford provides an exceptional quality of life. It is the perfect place to live and study. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.

UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes taught by professional professors allow you to get to know your instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. We offer more than 100 programs, including three master’s degrees, 17 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 35 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. Moreover, UFV offers appealing entrance scholarship, co-operative education, work-integrated learning, curricular-based experiential learning, co-curricular engagement, study abroad, work-study programs and volunteer, as well as strong support services and personal attention.

UFV is recognized globally for excellence. UFV has earned four-star status in the QS Starts rating system, which is a prestigious international post-secondary rating system, and it received a perfect five stars in teaching and employability of graduates. In addition, UFV’s Business program has received the prestigious EPAS accreditation from EFMD.

The Features of University of Fraser Valley

  • Member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and a public Canadian university recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • Credit transfer—credits earned at UFV can be transferred to other more well-known universities like UBC, SFU, UVic etc.
  • Co-ops and job opportunities—students can engage in work related to their field of study, gain work experience and industry contacts, which will lay the foundation for students’ job and immigration after graduation.
  • Laddering programs—students are encouraged to make steady progress in achieving their education goals. Students can get a certificate for one year of study at UFV, a diploma for two years of study, and a bachelor’s degree for four years of study.
  • Small class size—average of 25 students per class, taught by experienced professors, giving students more opportunities to interact with their professors. This is essential for students to achieve higher grades. The higher GPA they get, the more chances they will be admitted to their desired universities and programs.
  • Foundation and Qualifying Studies programs allow students to take academic courses while improving their English.  
  • Low tuition fees and living expenses—the tuition fees of UFV is much lower than other universities, and the living expenses in Fraser Valley is much cheaper than that in Vancouver. Students from salariat families can afford to get the ideal learning opportunities. 
  • Unique skills and practical programs—enable students to have skills needed to enter workplace at graduation, and can find a job quickly after graduation. Such as Early Childhood Education, Aviation etc.
  • Dedicated student services and facilities to support your success—New Student Orientation, Academic Advising, Academic Success Center, Career Center, UFV International etc.
  • Comfortable student housing Baker House—enjoy fully-furnished apartment-style suites, sharing bathroom and living room with just one roommate. Each floor is equipped with high-speed internet, study room, communal kitchen, laundry room and common room with cable TV. Baker House staff is available 24/7.

Special program – Aviation

As the global airlines expand their fleets, the demand for flight professionals is significantly high in Canada and globally. The high employment rate and enviable income make aviation career a very appealing profession.

In partnership with renowned flight training companies, UFV offers a Bachelor of Business Administration Aviation degree to equip you with the flight and business skills you need to succeed in the aviation industry.

At the end of your studies, you have a university degree, as well as private and commercial pilot licenses certified by Transport Canada, and supplemented by both night and multi-engine instrument ratings. In your fourth year, you have the option to specialize in either heavy jet transport operations or professional flight instruction.

In the classroom, you gain all the knowledge necessary to pass your Transport Canada examinations, cover human factors affecting pilot decision-making, and learn how to be a valuable member of an airline crew. Normally, this training would take up to six years to complete, but at UFV, you can do it in four. Upon completion, you are a professional pilot, ready to provide leadership both on the ground and in the air and start your career in one of the most scarce and highest-paying professions.

There are a variety of career options for the graduates. In addition to commercial pilot, helicopter pilot, and corporate pilot, you can also choose from float plane operator, flight instructor, aerial fire fighter, airline manager, airport administrator and other careers. 

In all, UFV takes you to your dream of flying.

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