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Courses by Proficiency Level


Familiarization Courses

General Training Course (GTC)

This two-week course is intended for cadets 12-14 years of age who have completed their first year of cadet training. It introduces the cadet to life at a Cadet Training Centre (CTC) with a focus on the opportunities available through air cadet summer training. Activities include: a field exercise, team-building, air-rifle range, drill, building and flying paper gliders and rockets, airport operations, marshalling, tours, recreational sports, swimming, music training, general knowledge and citizenship.Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level One training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Trenton, ON and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 2 weeks

Leadership Courses

Basic Drill & Ceremonial Course (BDCC)

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fellowship, teamwork and leadership training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two of the Squadron program. This aim will be accomplished by the development of self-confidence, knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadet to a variety of fellowship, teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue leadership training at the Squadron and on the Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor course.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Valcartier, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Drill & Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCIC)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor for drill and ceremonial activities. The aim will be accomplished by further developing drill and ceremonial related specialist skills and knowledge that will allow them to perform the duties of a specialist instructor for ceremonial activities. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of drill and ceremonial opportunities, this course will prepare the cadets to assume a specialist parade position at the Squadron and CTCs.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Trenton, ON and Valcartier, QC
Duration: 6 weeks

Fitness and Sports Courses

Basic Fitness & Sports Course (BFSC)

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fitness and recreational sports training, building upon what has been experienced at the Squadron. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of ethical sports conduct, sportsmanship and teamwork. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of fitness and recreational sports opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue fitness and recreational sports training at the Squadron and on the Fitness & Sports Instructor course. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Squadron fitness and recreational sports training program.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Valcartier, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSIC)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the squadron, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CTC. The aim of the course will be accomplished by providing dynamic and challenging training that includes ample opportunity for practical application. The cadets will learn theoretical and technical skills required to deliver the Squadron physical education and recreational training program as specialist instructors. This course will ensure that the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Squadron and as Staff Cadets at the CTCs.
Prerequisites: Must be medically fit, have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th and have achieved the overall fitness incentive level bronze.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Valcartier, QC
Duration: 6 weeks

Survival Courses

Basic Survival Course (BSC)

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of survival training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two of the Squadron program. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to the various aspects of a survival situation, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue survival training opportunities at the Squadron and on the Survival Instructor Course.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Survival Instructor Course (SIC)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air Cadet program. The aim will be accomplished by providing dynamic and challenging training that offers ample opportunity for practical application. The cadets will learn advanced theoretical and technical skills required to assist in the delivery of survival training at the Squadron. This course will ensure the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Squadron and as staff cadets.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 6 weeks

Marksmanship Courses

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop individual air rifle marksmanship and summer biathlon specialty skills while reinforcing and further developing the leadership and instructional techniques skills preparing the cadets to support these two specialty activities at the Squadron, during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CTC. The cadet will be provided with the necessary theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to monitor and instruct other cadets during marksmanship training at the Squadron.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centre: Connaught (Kanata, ON)
Duration: 6 weeks

Music Courses

Military Band - Basic Musician Course (MB-BMC)

The aim of this course is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their Squadron bands and related music activities. As well, they will experience some aspects of Air Cadet training to help them in their future course selections of the Air CTC program.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th.
Training Centre: Blackdown (Borden, ON)
Duration: 3 weeks

Military Band - Intermediate Musician Course (MB-IMC)

The aim of all Music Level Courses is to raise each cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level. This training is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare them to support their Squadron bands and related music activities. During this six-week course, instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also learn some Instructional Techniques relating to music.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have achieved the Basic music proficiency level and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Trenton, ON
Duration: 6 weeks

Military Band - Advanced Musician Course (MB-AMC)

The aim of all Music Level Courses is to raise each cadet’s musical skills to the standard of the next music proficiency level. During this six-week course, instruction is also given in instrument maintenance & repair and other music-related skills, while the more senior levels also learn some Instructional Techniques relating to music
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have achieved the music proficiency level 2 and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON) and Trenton, ON
Duration: 6 weeks

Technology and Aerospace Courses

Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course (BATAC)

The aim of this three-week course is to further develop in cadets the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and inspire them to pursue specialist training in some or all of the subject areas. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadet to a variety of hands-on practical activities, this course will inspire a cadet to further pursue opportunities in the aerospace and aviation field at the Squadron and on future aerospace and aviation related CTC program courses.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th.
Training Centres: Trenton, ON, RGS(Pra) and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations (AATC-AO) (National Course)

The aim of this six-week national course is to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce cadets to programming specific to airport operations. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of airport operations, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centre: Canadore College (North Bay, ON)
Duration: 6 weeks

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM) (National Course)

The aim of this six-week national course is to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce cadets to aircraft construction and maintenance. The aim will be accomplished through practical, hands-on learning modules that will reinforce theoretical notions. By establishing a dynamic learning environment and exposing the cadets to a variety of aircraft construction and maintenance functions, they will be inspired to further pursue learning in this program area.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centre: Canadore College (North Bay, ON)
Duration: 6 weeks

Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC) (National Course)

The aim of this six-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aerospace activities within the Air Cadet program. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of aerospace science and technology, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application within the format of a simulated space mission project. Candidates should show interest and ability for mathematics and physics.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th.
Training Centre: RGS(E) (Saint-Jean-sur–Richelieu, QC)
Duration: 6 weeks

Pilot Training Courses

Basic Aviation Course (BAC)

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of aviation training, building upon what has been taught in proficiency level two at the Squadron.  This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue aviation training opportunities at the Squadron and on future aviation related CTC training courses.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by Jun 30th
Training Centres: Trenton, ON, RGS(Pra) and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Advanced Aviation Course (AAC)

The aim of this three-week course is to develop a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities within the Air Cadet program. By establishing a dynamic learning environment, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue aviation training opportunities at the Sqn and on future aviation related CTC training courses.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th,
Training Centres: Trenton, ON, RGS(Pra) and Bagotville, QC
Duration: 3 weeks

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) (National Course)

This six-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings.
Prerequisites: Must not hold any TC pilot licence. Must turn 16 by 1 Sep 13, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Category 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th and grade 9 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain height and weight restrictions are made necessary by the gliders used: Height minimum 152.4 cm, maximum 190.5 cm; Weight minimum 40.82 kg maximum 90.72 kg [More scroll to bottom]
Training Centres: CRGS, RGS(A), RGS(Pra) & RGS(Pac)
Duration: 6 weeks

Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) (National Course)

This seven-week course is an intensive programme of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Pilot Wings.
Prerequisites: Must be 17 by Sep 1st, be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by Jun 30th and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam. Certain physical limitations are made necessary by the aircraft used: Weight maximum 111.13 kg [More 
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Training Centre: Various Flight Training Units across Ontario
Duration: 6 weeks

International Exchanges and Trips

Oshkosh Trip (OT) (National Course)  Not Available in 2018

The Oshkosh Trip provides an opportunity for cadets to participate in various aspects of aviation. It is also an opportunity to visit another country as part of their education in international affairs. The destination is Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the United States, home to one of the most important air shows in the world. Various activities linked to the world of aviation are also scheduled. In addition to the air show, cadets will visit aviation museums and take part in some flights as a passenger.
Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Three training by Jun 30th, and be admissible as a visitor to the USA.

International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) (National Course)

The purpose of the IACE is three-fold; to promote friendship and goodwill among Air Cadets of the participating countries, to encourage participants to develop an interest in international affairs and to reward those Air cadets who have rendered outstanding services to their Squadrons over a period of years. The IACE is intended only for outstanding senior cadets who will represent Canada with distinction. Exchange cadets visit air bases, centres of industry, world landmarks, universities, cultural centres and museums, plus they experience private hospitality with families in their own homes. Host countries include: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Prerequisites: Must be min 17 by Aug 1st, be medically and physically fit, have completed Level Five training by Jun 30th, and be admissible as a visitor to the destination country. [More]

Staff Cadet Opportunities (Advanced Training)

Staff cadets are the NCOs of the Cadet Training Centres. A staff cadet can assist the officer staff with the instruction and supervision of cadets, or might be tasked in an administrative or logistical support role. Rank and pay for staff cadets depend upon the position; this is usually determined during a pre-course training and evaluation period. A staff cadet applicant must be at least 16 on Jan 1st.
Duration: 7 - 10 weeks depending on location.

For All Courses: Information accurate at time of posting but is subject to change. Check Joining Instructions and travel orders for dates and times.