The Aviation Management - General Arts and Science program is designed to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required by a commercial pilot. Through a series of classroom-based courses and hands on practical labs where students learn to fly a fixed wing aeroplane, students develop the required level of proficiency to complete the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot License written exam (CPAER) and practical flight test. The training schedule provides for up to 250 hours of flight time experience. During the final term, students have the opportunity to select an area of specialization and choose one of the three available options (Flight Instructor, Two Crew or Cruise Relief Pilot-IATRA, or Seaplane Rating.) Each of these offers students many options for direct entry jobs with aviation employers. In direct response to the aviation industry's desire to employ graduates with a strong background in business and management education, students receive a solid foundation in business management which in effect allows our graduates to obtain work in various facets of the aviation industry including entry-level management positions. As part of Algonquin College's commitment to training highly qualified graduates, our program also offers "practical skills" that enhance employment opportunities. We offer first aid/CPR, fuel handling, aircraft handling, sinter operations handling, cockpit resource management, maintenance skills and dispatching.