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Conestoga College

Aviation - General Arts & Sciences
Conestoga College Aviation - Articulated 2 year professional pilot program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

This articulated 2 year professional pilot progrqam (5-semester) includes a college diploma and Commercial Pilot License with a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. This program is ideal for recent high school grads seeking a post secondary credential.

The Conestoga College Aviation - General Arts and Sciences 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. Graduates will acquire their Commercial Pilot Licence, with Multi-Engine and Instrument endorsements, as well as their diploma in General Arts and Science.  

About the Program

Program Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program

You are in the job market with a Commercial Pilot License, a multi-engine instrument rating, and a College - Aviation Diploma only 20 months after starting the program. 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.

Entrance Requirements and Course Outline

For an overview of the program please click here.
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 academic semesters, as well as over the summer between the two academic years.

In each of the academic semesters, there are aviation-specific classes designed to complement the flight training.



Students, who have earned a Private Pilot License prior to starting their flight training, may be eligible for exemptions.

For answers to frequently asked questions read our FAQs.


Networking opportunities/ Industry Recognition

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.

Here is what our Graduates say

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


The Conestoga College Aviation program was one of the most rewarding courses I have completed. Although each day had an abundance of work and various skills to learn; all the necessary tools to do the job were available. The Instructors really care about the students and want to see them succeed as much as the student wants to be successful. Studying and working hard to complete benchmarks was a big challenge but those benchmarks are in place to help keep you on track to finish the required material by the end of the two and a half years. The program that is set out, I find, brings a realistic representation of the aviation industry when referring to deadlines and preparation. I am very happy that I chose Conestoga College for the Aviation program. I now have the skills to fly. Erik Christensen  


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