This 2 year (5-semester) program includes academic courses at Conestoga College and flight training at WWFC, under the Transport Canada approved Integrated Commercial (IR) program. Students graduate with a 2 year General Arts & Science diploma from Conestoga College and the training required for a Commercial pilot licence, multi-engine and instrument ratings. This program is ideal for high school graduates seeing a post-secondary education.
The Conestoga College Aviation - General Arts and Science program is a long standing collaboration between Conestoga College and the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (PCC#105919). Students in this program will take classes at both Conestoga College and the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.
Program Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Graduates are ready to enter the pilot job market after just 2 years. As many pilots will tell you, the face of the industry can change a lot in the course of only one or two years. The sooner you get that first job, the better off you are. This is especially true if you're hoping to eventually gain a position with a major airline, where seniority determines lifestyle.
Small Class Size
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre has a very low ratio of students to instructors for the Conestoga College program. Your instructor will be able to spend more time with you, giving you your best chance for success.
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The two year course consists of two main components; the academic component, and the flying component. During the flight training, there are specific targets to be met in each of the semesters, as well as over the summer between the two academic years.
In each of the semesters, there are aviation-specific classes designed to complement the flight training, as well as academic classes.
Students, who have earned a Private Pilot Licence prior to startingin the program may be eligible to receive credit for up to 30 hours of their prior flight training.
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When it comes to the job-search, many people will tell you "it's not what you know, it's who you know," and this is especially true of aviation. Training in a group, rather than by yourself, gives you an opportunity to meet people and to begin building a strong network. The friendships you'll form in two years are valuable in themselves, but from a professional pilot's perspective, the opportunity to stay in touch with others in the aviation community is invaluable.
Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre has a reputation of being one of the top Flight Training Schools in the country and as a result our graduates have access to an extensive network with entry-level employers through previous graduates.
We do our best to ensure that our students receive a level of customer service that they deserve while they're here, and this is what some of them had to say about the program:
As a person entering the aviation industry right after high school without any knowledge about airplanes at all, and then to be hitting the runway right after graduation definitely says something about the Conestoga College aviation program. The Conestoga program is surely a good choice when choosing Aviation College programs compared to similar aviation programs offered anywhere else. And no matter where you go in aviation, what makes the difference from flight school to flight school is the people you will be working with. The good people at WWFC are friendly, helpful, and most importantly great career contacts. Atyeb Jawed
As a graduate of the Conestoga College/ Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre- Aviation Program, my experience throughout the program was very positive. The Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre was constantly investing in their equipment and upgrading teaching styles, aircraft, simulators, and more. As we progressed through the program there were instructors who would celebrate all of achievements and encourage us when things were tough. The staff at WWFC were professional and helpful, the maintenance facility is also very well kept and the AME’s very friendly. I was able to find answers to all of my questions as their instructors have varied experience and interests within the industry.
I would recommend the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre to anyone who is looking into flight training. You will be pleased to find knowledgeable and friendly staff who are willing to help you achieve your goals. Scott Martin
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