Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions and Dates

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Course Descriptions

Summer Training Course Information is as follows:

  1. General Course
  2. Aerospace Course
  3. Flying and Gliding Courses
  4. Fitness and Sports Courses
  5. Leadership Courses
  6. Marksmanship Course
  7. Music Courses
  8. Survival Courses
  9. Technology Courses
  10. Exchange Courses
  11. Staff Cadet Opportunities

 

 

General CourseGeneral training courses are designed to introduce a cadet to the summer training programme, confirm basic cadet subjects and motivate him or her toward pursuing further Air Cadet training.
Level 1 cadets are the target for this training.
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 summer training centre (CSTC) with a focus on the opportunities available through air cadet summer training. Activities include: a field exercise, team-building, airrifle range, drill, building and flying paper gliders and rockets, airport operations, marshalling, tours, recreational sports, swimming, music training, general cadet knowledge and citizenship.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level One
by the end of the training year.Training Centre : CFB Trenton

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Aerospace Course
Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC)The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with training in the fundamentals of aerospace science. 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 the end of the training year.Training Centre : Saint-Jean (Saint-Jean -sur -Richelieu, QC)

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Flying and Gliding 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 Sqn. 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 Sqn and on future aviation related CSTC training courses.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two
training by the end of the training year, and be motivated to increase personal  fitness.Training Centre : CFB Trenton
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 CSTC training courses.  Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have
completed Level Three training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : CFB Trenton
Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)
This six-week course is an intensive program 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 (year of course), be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a
Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner Search Page, have completed Level Three training by the end of the training year 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 5’2″/152.4 cm, maximum 6’3″/190.5 cm; Weight minimum 90 lbs/40.82 kg maximum 200 lbs/90.72 kg
Training Centre : Central Region Gliding School (CFD Mountainview, Belleville ON)
Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS)
This seven-week course is an intensive program 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 1 Sep (year of course), be physically fit, be certified medically fit (Cat 3) by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, have completed Level Four training by the end of the training year and grade 10 by the application deadline, and must obtain a minimum passing score of 50% on the qualifying exam.Training Centre : Various Flight Training Units across Ontario

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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 Sqn. 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, starting in 2011. 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, and have completed Level Two
training by the end of the training year, and be motivated to increase personal fitness.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden)
Fitness and Sports Instructor (Formally Athletic Instructor Course) (FSIC)The aim of this six-week course is to develop athletic skills and also instructional and leadership abilities in physical education that can be applied by the cadets at the Sqn. This course will build upon what has been experienced at the Squadron and during previous CSTC program courses. 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 CSTCs.Prerequisites: Must be medically fit, have completed Level Three training by the end of the training year and have achieved the minimum fitness standard detailed at Appendix 2 to Annex C of CATO 51-01Training Centre : Blackdown (Borden, ON)

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Leadership Courses
Basic Drill and Ceremonial (formerly Basic Leadership) – BDCC – The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of followership, 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 followership, teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue leadership training at the  Squadron and on the Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course.Prerequisites:Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden)
Drill and Ceremonial Course (Formally Leadership and Ceremonial) – DCIC The aim of this six-week course is to provide cadets with teamwork and leadership training, building upon what has been taught during Squadron training. The aim will be accomplished by the development of confidence and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will prepare the cadets to assume leadership positions at the Squadron and CSTCs.
Prerequisites :Must be medically and physically fit, have completed Level three training by the end of the training year, and preferably have successfully completed a previous summer training course.Training Centre : CFB Trenton

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Marksmanship Course
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)The aim of this six-week course is to provide cadets with the opportunity to develop the basic coaching and range assistant skills necessary to support the squadron marksmanship program. This course builds upon the skills taught during proficiency level one of the Squadron program, and introduces more advanced marksmanship skills. The cadet will be provided with the necessary theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to monitor and coach other cadets during marksmanship training at the Sqn. The cadet will also be able to carry out the duties of a range assistant.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit,
and have completed Level Two training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Connaught (Ottawa ON)

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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 Sqn 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 CSTC program.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two
training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden)
Military Band – Intermediate Music Course (MB-IMC)The aim of all Music Level Courses is to raise each cadet’s musical skills to the  standard of the cadet’s next music proficiency level. This training is to develop the music proficiency of cadets and prepare then 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 previous music proficiency level and have completed Level One training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden) and CFB Trenton
Military Band – Advanced Music 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 by end of the training year.Training Centre : CFB Trenton (Level 4 only) and Blackdown (CFB Borden)

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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 Sqn and on the Survival Instructor Course.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two
training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden)
Survival Instructor Course (SIC)The aim of this six-week course is to develop survival skills and instructional and leadership abilities in survival training that can be applied by the cadets at the Sqn. This course will build upon what has been experienced at the Squadron and previous CSTC program courses. 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 Sqn. This course will ensure the cadets are adequately prepared to face challenges at the Squadron and as staff cadets.Prerequisites : Must be medically fit, have a high level of personal fitness,
and have completed Level Three training by the end of the training year.Training Centre : Blackdown (CFB Borden)

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Technology 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 CSTC program courses.Prerequisites : Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Level Two
training by the end of the training year, and be motivated to increase personal fitness.Training Centre : CFB Trenton
Advanced Aviation Technology Courses (AATC)These six-week national courses are designed to further develop instructional ability in technical skills as well as introduce background knowledge required in the aircraft maintenance and airport operations fields. There are two distinct courses:

  1. Airport Operations (AATC-AO)The aim of the AATC-AO is to 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.
  2. Airport Maintenance (AATC-AM)The aim of the AATC-AM is to 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 the end of the training year.

Training Centres : Canadore College (North Bay, ON)

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Exchanges Courses
 
International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)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 Sqns 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, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of  America.Prerequisites : Must be min 17 by 1 Aug (of exchange year), be medically and physically fit, have completed one year of Level Five training by the end of the training year, and be admissible as a visitor to the destination country.

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Staff Cadet Opportunities
Staff Cadet Opportunities – Staff cadets are the NCOs of the Summer Training Centre’s. 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 are dependant 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 January 1st of the training year.

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