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Courses - September 2021

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Student Success for Higher Learning
LIBS1540

Description:

This course enables students to employ strategies and take advantage of resources and opportunities that will support their success in post-secondary environments. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for achieving their academic, career and personal goals for reaching personal satisfaction. It provides a structured and supportive learning environment to help students define and develop the academic habits and skills for a successful transition to a Canadian post-secondary culture. The course will address the diverse issues facing students who are beginning their academic path in post-secondary studies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Algebra
MATH1380

Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with a mathematical basis for dealing with physical, biological, economic, business and social relationships described in terms of algebraic equations; with a review of key mathematical concepts from high school. Additional topics include linear and quadratic equations, graphical representation of a variety of functions, matrices and determinants.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics for Aviation
PHYS1180

Description:

This course will provide the student with a historical background in the field of physics, in addition to the standard measurements and calculations involved in the basic principles of physics. The student will develop structured problem solving skills in the study of kinematics, and dynamics; and laboratory exercises will also provide a practical application of theories.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Program Option I
Student must pass 3 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Flight Management - Basic
AVIA1055

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: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Lab I - Part A
AVIA1075

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Training I - Part A: Post Solo
AVIA1100

Description:

This course provides students with initial in-aircraft instruction in preparation for the Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane, and a solid base of the knowledge required to be a safe and proficient professional pilot.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Management - Basic
AVIA1135

Description:

This course prepares students to build 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: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Training I - Part A: Pre-Solo
AVIA1140

Description:

This initial flight training prepares the student for their upper air work and subsequent first solo. Topics include: attitudes and movements, straight and level flight, climbs, descents and turns, engine failures in the hover, upper-air auto-rotations, power recovery auto-rotations, transitions and circuits.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Lab I - Part A
AVIA1150

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 Pre-Solo Level.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Professional Writing Skills for Business
COMM1380

Description:

In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
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Electrical Fundamentals
ELEC1150

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 related issues.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Exponents And Trigonometry
MATH1390

Description:

This course is a continuation of algebra, where 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. In addition, polar coordinates and vectors are examined.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Electives: Program Option II
Student must pass 3 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Flight Management - Intermediate
AVIA1065

Description:

This course provides preparation to write the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane written examination, and provides a solid base of the knowledge required to be a safe and proficient professional pilot. Flight Management Intermediate builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management Basic, as well as introduces new topics to develop an understanding of how corporate and air taxi units operate.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Lab I - Part B
AVIA1080

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: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1070 OR AVIA1075
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Flight Training I - Part B: Private License
AVIA1110

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Lab I - Part B
AVIA1160

Description:

This is a continuation of Flight Lab One (Part A) and completes the required PGI for the Post-Solo Level. It includes practical navigation and meteorology exercises, in flight emergency procedures and aircraft performance calculations.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1150
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Helicopter Flight Management - Intermediate
AVIA1175

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 enhances such topics such as complex aircraft systems, advanced (radio) navigation, Air Regulations, Meteorology, Theory of Flight and Navigation. Class lectures will focus on the theoretical material and additional tutorials will provide practical exercises, seminars and preparation for the commercial written exam.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1135
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Helicopter Flight Training I - Part B: Post Solo
AVIA1180

Description:

In the second term, students will continue working on most of the exercises listed in Part A and work on Navigation, Cross Country flight and Instrument work.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1140
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Introduction to Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance
AVIA1020

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1380 AND MATH1390 AND PHYS1180
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Geography and International Law
AVIA2030

Description:

Scientific knowledge of geography is crucial for pilots. Knowing how to read and interpret the map, understand coordinates and being able to do simple calculations on the fly — all covered by Geography — will ensure success of future aviators. This course will also explore the interrelationships between human populations, resources, and environmental changes/outcomes impacting society and various ecologies both today and into the future. Lastly, understanding the world of international law and policy regarding aviation and transportation will be relevant for emerging professionals to navigate complex global environments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Career Management
CDEV8130

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Electives: Program Option III
Student must pass 3 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Flight Management - Advanced
AVIA2085

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: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1060 OR AVIA1065
  • CoRequisites:

Flight Lab III
AVIA2105

Description:

This Flight Lab provides the completion of the PGI required for the commercial licence. Additional areas of study include analysis of flight conditions leading to accidents, operation of complex aircraft, and transportation of dangerous goods.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Training III: Commercial Flight Test
AVIA2120

Description:

This portion of the program includes the Commercial Flight Test. Review of all previous flight and ground exercises will be applied and demonstrated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Training II- Pre-Commercial Flight Test
AVIA2140

Description:

This phase prepares the student for their commercial flight test. Cross country flights, including one long flight will build flight planning experience, enroute problem-solving and flying in unfamiliar territory. Use of instrument navigation and use of GPS is emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1180
  • CoRequisites:

Helicopter Flight Lab III
AVIA2150

Description:

This Flight Lab provides the completion of the PGI required for the commercial licence. Emphasis is placed on aircraft performance, advanced practical exercises in navigation and meteorology, and instrument flying rules.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1190
  • CoRequisites:

Helicopter Flight Management - Commercial Pilot Safety Course
AVIA2220

Description:

This course will provide a solid foundation for the student to be a safe and proficient commercial helicopter pilot. The course will include identifying the main hazards, incidents, and accidents in the rotor wing industry and will address the corrective actions required to achieve optimum safety standards.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 4

Course Details

Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA2011

Description:

This course will enable students to gain an understanding and apply principles of effective communication relevant to the aviation industry and aviation safety in particular. Topics covered include: 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 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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Impact of Aviation on Canadian National Development
AVIA2040

Description:

In this course students will review the history of Canadian aviation and will learn about the impact of aviation on the development of Canada as a nation. Students will examine the early years of aviation, Canada's military participation in and contribution to Allied aviation efforts during the wars of the 20th Century, and the influence of aviation in the development of the Canadian north. In addition, the course will focus on the transition from trains and ships to airplanes as the preferred method of regional, transcontinental and international travel, and the effects of Canada's aviation industry on the country's economic development and Canada’s international trade and influence.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Applied Organizational Behaviour
LIBS1690

Description:

Organizations impact individuals and individuals have an impact on organizations.This course will examine factors that affect an individual’s performance in an organization. It will analyze how theories can be applied to explain such factors as an individual’s motivation, attitudes, teambuilding skills, leadership style, decision making, and stress management abilities. Other features such as organizational culture and change will also be analyzed to determine their impact on an individuals’ behaviour in an organization. Practical workplace examples will be analyzed through discussion, case studies, and team projects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Electives: Program Option IV
Student must pass 4 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Flight Management - Airline
AVIA2090

Description:

This course provides students with a broad range of advanced topics relative to the aviation industry. Planned topics include working overseas, 703 (air charter) operations, emergency first aid training, and preparation to write the Transport Canada IATRA (two crew and type rating) exam. Various instructors from a wide variety of sources will be scheduled to provide expertise in specific subject areas.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA2080 OR AVIA2085
  • CoRequisites:

Flight Lab IV
AVIA2115

Description:

This course provides for the required Preparatory Ground Instruction and prepares students for the air exercises to be completed in Flight Training 4.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Training IV: Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
AVIA2130

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Management - Advanced
AVIA2165

Description:

This course prepares students to pass the ground portion of the Transport Canada Commercial flight test. It builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management: Basic and Intermediate. The course also provides the students with training and certification for the completion of Elementary Tasks on the Robinson R44 and Bell 206 helicopters. The students also receive comprehensive training and certification for Human Factors for Aviation Maintenance which is a key component of Elementary Task Certification.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1170 OR AVIA1175
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Helicopter Flight Lab IV
AVIA2170

Description:

This portion of flight ground training prepares the student for their Commercial flight test. Topics include: attitudes and movements, straight and level flight, climbs and descents, flight for range and endurance, auto-rotations, steep turns, forced approaches, diversions and precautionary landings. Ground topics include: Pilot Operators Handbook, Journey Log, Weight and Balance Data, Airspace and Chart information, Meteorology and Proficiency in Flight Planning Preparation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA2150
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Helicopter Flight Training III - Commercial Flight Test
AVIA2195

Description:

This phase includes the Commercial Flight Test. Review of all previous flight and ground exercises will be applied and demonstrated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA2140
  • CoRequisites:

Helicopter Flight Training IV - Winter Survival Techniques
AVIA2200

Description:

This course covers flight operations . Topics include: winter training with practical application of survival techniques, pad building, survival fires, and shelters. Practical use of marshalling signals, external loads, and correct use of performance issues and techniques will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA2140
  • CoRequisites:

Level 99

Course Details

Flight Lab II
AVIA1095

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Flight Training II: Night Rating/Time Build
AVIA1120

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Helicopter Flight Lab II
AVIA1190

Description:

This Flight Lab segment provides the PGI for the Night Rating and/or Type Rating for advanced training. Emphasis is on night operations and/or different helicopter types.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA1160
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Program outcomes

  1. Develop, through general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  2. Develop and apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and analyze and interpret different and competing perspectives in academic context.
  3. Research and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  4. Communicate competently at the required level for business and the aviation industry, showing flexibility and clarity of thought and expression.
  5. Exhibit positive behaviours and attitudes in relation to risk management, safety culture, policy and procedural compliance in all flight operations.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate skills as a commercial pilot.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate skills in the area of multi-engine instrument rating for the Fixed-Wing Option only.