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  • Objectives
    The program is collaboration between Conestoga College and the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre. Students in this program will take classes at Conestoga College as well as at the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre. Graduates will acquire a commercial pilot's license as well as a diploma in General Arts and Science.
  • Academic Title
    Automotive Service Technician Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    AVIA1050     Flight Management - Basic

    Description: This course prepares students to pass the Transport Canada Private Pilot written examination, while building a solid foundation for further professional pilot studies in this program. The class lectures will provide the required theoretical material and additional tutorials will enable students to work with and apply the material as it relates to flying. Topics include: Company Operations, Theory of Flight, Aircraft Systems, Flight Instruments, Meteorology, Air Traffic Services, VFR Navigation, Flight Planning, Air Regulations and Human Factors.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    AVIA1070     Flight Lab I - Part A

    Description: This part of Flight Lab One will prepare students for their initial phases of flight training, leading to their first solo flight and initial upper air work. Lab One, split into Parts A and B over the Fall and Winter semesters in the first year of the program provide the required Preparatory Ground Instruction (PGI) for all flights up to the Private License.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AVIA1100     Flight Training I - Part A: Post Solo

    Description: This initial flight training prepares the student for their first solo and subsequent upper air work. Topics include: attitudes and movements, straight and level flight, climbs and descents, flight for range and endurance, slow flight and stalls, spins, steep turns, slips, forced approaches, diversions and precautionary landings. Following solo, students will continue to refine their skills on the exercises listed above.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1510     Foundations of Writing
    Description: This introductory course will review the fundamentals of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure. Students will practice the steps in the writing process, including planning, drafting, and revising. The computer will be used as a tool to help students strengthen their grammar and writing skills. In this course, students will focus on reading, proofreading, critical thinking, analyzing, summarizing, writing, editing, and research methods.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1540     Student Success for Higher Learning
    Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1380     Algebra
    Description: Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Mathematics (General Level) Designed to briefly review the most important topics in mathematics from high school, this course includes topics such as linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphical representation of a variety of functions, matrices and determinants.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    SCIE1040     Introduction to Physics

    Description: Giving students a basic introduction to physics, this course will cover topics including kinematics and dynamics, static and current electricity, wave motion, optics and sound. The course includes laboratory exercises designed to enhance understanding the lecture material.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    Level Two
    AVIA1060     Flight Management - Intermediate

    Description: This course prepares students to pass the Transport Canada Commercial written examination. It builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management: Basic and introduces topics such as complex aircraft systems, advanced (radio) navigation, Air Regulations as they apply to commercial air services, transportation of dangerous goods, survival skills and first aid. Class lectures will focus on the theoretical material and additional tutorials will provide practical exercises, seminars and preparation for the commercial written exam.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: AVIA1050

    AVIA1080     Flight Lab I - Part B
    Description: This is a continuation of Flight Lab One (Part A) and completes the required PGI for the Private License. It includes practical navigation and meteorology exercises, in flight emergency procedures and aircraft performance calculations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AVIA1110     Flight Training I - Part B: Private License

    Description: In the second term, students will continue working on the exercises listed in Part A and work on Navigation, Cross Country flight, Instrument work and preparation for their private flight test.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites:

    COMM1800     Writing and Presentation Skills
    Description: This course is designed to introduce the communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. By analysing cases that reflect real life communication situations, students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students to develop basic oral presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1110 or COMM1190 or COMM1510 or COMM1590

    ELEC1150     Electrical Fundamentals
    Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles and laws of electricity through the recognition of the principles underlying Ohm's Law, magnetism and electro-magnetism. In addition, the student will be able to identify the working principles and applications of key components such as resistors, capacitors and coils. The student will deal with the mathematic formulas to solve electric circuit problems for load, wire size, equipment specifications, costs, and the like.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1560     Our Domain: Introduction To World Geography

    Description: This course examines the world in relation to the physical world and gives an insight into the causes and effects of the climatic patterns and how they affect us. Climates, weather, topography and countries will be introduced on a global as well as on a case basis. Acquired skills will include: map interpretation, scales, analysis of patterns and researching by means of an atlas. This course introduces the world we live in by a basic understanding of global patterns which will then be applied to in- depth study of specific areas.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1390     Exponents And Trigonometry
    Description: This course is a continuation of Algebra. The examination of functions is further developed through the study of logarithmic and exponential functions. The trigonometric functions are introduced and are expanded to include trigonometric identities, graphs, equations, and applications. As well, polar coordinates and vectors are examined.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Three
    AVIA1020     Introduction to Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance

    Description: This course introduces the student to a broad range of aerodynamic concepts. The student will apply these concepts in estimating the performance of a variety of aircraft from single-engine trainers to commercial transport category aircraft. Characteristics of the atmosphere and the basic aspects of applied mechanics will be used in determining forces acting on the aircraft both in the air and on the ground. The effect of propulsion method, wing loading, and centre of gravity on aircraft performance will be discussed.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1380, MATH1390, SCIE1040

    AVIA2080     Flight Management - Advanced
    Description: This course prepares students to pass the Transport Canada Instrument written examination. It focuses on multi-engine aircraft systems, IFR rules and procedures, Meteorology for IFR operations, advanced navigation instrumentation and radio aids, multi-crew operations and coordination. The class lectures provide the theoretical framework for IFR operations and additional tutorials provide opportunities to develop and refine the skills required for success in IFR flying.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: AVIA1060

    AVIA2100     Flight Lab III

    Description: This Flight Lab provides the completion of the PGI required for the commercial license. Emphasis is on complex single and twin-engine aircraft performance, advanced practical exercises in navigation and meteorology and instrument flying rules.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AVIA2120     Flight Training III: Commercial Flight Test

    Description: This phase prepares the student for their commercial flight test (at about 150 hours TT). Cross country flights, including one long flight to the Maritimes or Florida will build flight planning experience, enroute problem-solving and flying in unfamiliar territory. Use of instrument navigation and use of LO charts is emphasized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    BUS2140     Introduction to Business

    Description: This practical course provides the non-business student with an introduction to basic business concepts and the requirements of starting and operating a small business in Canada. Topics covered include entrepreneurship, fundamentals of marketing a small business, basic accounting principles, financing a small business, business regulations, and business planning. This course also strives to introduce students to many of the day-to-day challenges faced by small business owners and managers. Wherever possible, students will be given examples or situations with a focus on their specific industry.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1710     Impact of Aviation on Canadian National Development

    Description: Through a review of the history of Canadian avaition, students will learn about the impact that aviation has had on the development of Canada as a nation. Students will review the early years of aviation; Canada's military participation in and contribution to Allied aviation efforts during the wars of the 20th Century; the influence of aviation in the development of the Canadian north; the transition from trains and ships to airplanes as the preferred method of regional, transcontinental and international travel; and effects of Canada's avaiton industries on the country's economic development and international trade and influence.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Four
    AVIA2010     Human Factors in Aviation

    Description: To enable students to gain as much understanding and apply principles of effective communication as it applies to the aviation industry and aviation safety in particular. Topics covered: personality types, leadership, conflict management, power and motivation, and how each apply to decision-making skills in the cockpit and pilot error.

    An understanding of self-perception will be emphasized as it relates to the human factors for aviation safety. Those topics will include: the model of pilot performance, expectancy concepts, and the benefits of handling stress. The student will also study: crew resource management, the error chain, situational awareness and a summary of good flying practices.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    AVIA2020     Aviation Career Preparation

    Description: This course is designed to assist graduates of the General Arts and Science Aviation program gaining an understanding of the career paths of pilots in Canada. It will prepare them with planning their career development path for the first five to seven years of their flying career and provide them with strategies to assist them with their initial employment search as a pilot. Throughout the course, students will refine their career plan, develop job-prospecting skills, and acquire practical skills beneficial during their future job searches and employment interviews.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    AVIA2090     Flight Management - Airline

    Description: This course will provide students with the Cessna Caravan ground school course as well as the theory course required for the Flight Instructor Rating. Additional advanced topics include: Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), and Flight Management Systems (FMS). Finally, students will learn about Air Taxi Operations and participate in a 'virtual airline' simulation project.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5

    AVIA2110     Flight Lab IV
    Description: This initial flight training prepares the student for their first solo and subsequent upper air work. Topics include: attitudes and movements, straight and level flight, climbs and descents, flight for range and endurance, slow flight and stalls, spins, steep turns, slips, forced approaches, diversions and precautionary landings. Following solo, students will continue to refine their skills on the exercises listed above.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AVIA2130     Flight Training IV: Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
    Description: This phase includes the Multi Engine Rating on the Piper Seminole and the completion of the Multi-engine Instrument Rating. Emphasis is on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and two-crew environment. Actual IFT flight will be conducted whenever practical.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    BUS1020     Organizational Behaviour

    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    AVIA1090     Flight Lab II
    Description: This Flight Lab segment provides the PGI for the night rating and 'timebuild phases' of training leading to the commercial license. Emphasis is on cross-country navigation and flight as well as night operations.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    AVIA1120     Flight Training II: Night Rating/Time Build
    Description: This block completes the Night Rating and builds Pilot in Command time towards the commercial license. Flights are undertaken both with classmates (mutual) and alone (solo) to build experience and confidence. Terminal areas, longer cross-country, transborder and instrument work are included in this phase on training.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: AVIA1110

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