Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track

2023/24 | Conestoga College

Program Code: 05891
Engineering & Technology

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

This is a companion document to the current Conestoga College Student Guide

Program Handbook Guidelines

​The purpose of this handbook is to provide students with program-specific details and other important information. The material in this handbook is accurate at the date of posting and is applicable for the current academic year. Students will be informed of handbook changes that occur, if any, through college email. Program handbooks are updated yearly, and students must check their program handbook for the current edition.

This handbook must be read in conjunction with general information about Conestoga College found on the website and in the Student Guide. The information in the Student Guide and on the college website​ applies to all students, regardless of program.

The Student Guide provides details regarding Student ServicesSafety and SecurityStudent Rights and Responsibilities and more. 


Welcome to the School of Engineering & Technology.

Conestoga offers a full range of engineering and technology programs to suit your interests and career aspirations. Within these there are one year certificate (both foundational and post-diploma), two and three year diploma, and four year bachelor's degree programs. Pathways exist within these allowing for students to reach their full potential.

All of our programs incorporate active learning that may include project-based learning, co-operative education, case studies and capstone projects. Active learning allows students to apply theory to practice during their studies and results in a graduate who is better prepared for the real work world. Employers like this, which is why the School of Engineering & Technology has a history of excellent graduate and co-op placement rates.


Tony Thoma, MBA, PEng
Executive Dean

Program Academic Team

​​​Program Administration

Program Chair

Joni Jean
Woodworking Centre Room W3-1 - Doon Campus
519-748-5220 ext. 6122

Program Manager

Tina Baksh
Reuter Campus

Office Services Assistant

Alicia Chmielarski

Program Faculty

Program Coordinator

Emily Crombez

Other Faculty

In addition to the core complement of your full-time program faculty, other faculty will work with you for the duration of this program. These include faculty from other Schools for breadth and/or general education courses, as well as faculty with particular expertise in specific areas of program focus.

Contact information for these faculty members will typically be provided on the first day of related courses.

Additional Contacts

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Heather McNorgan

519-648-2213 ext.127

Great Lakes Helicopter
Dwayne Henderson

College Support Services

​Technical Support

IT Service Desk
Main Desk - Room 1E12 - Doon Campus / Various Campuses
519-748-5220 ext. 3444

College Hours

The College is open and offers classes seven days a week.

Program Overview

​​​​​​Welcome to the only Ontario diploma program that offers you a choice of fixed wing or rotary wing training. At Conestoga College, you can achieve a college diploma while earning all the flying credentials required to become a professional pilot. The focus on student success is evident through the college's student services, resources, and faculty, as well as the supportive atmosphere at both flight centres. This intensive program will assist you to develop your skills, reputation, and networking capabilities so that your career can take flight!

Program Description

This pilot training program is the only collaborative diploma program that offers students a choice between flying airplanes at Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre or flying helicopters at Great Lakes Helicopter. Through pilot training at one of the flight centres and classes at Conestoga College, students can complete the Aviation - General Arts and Science diploma in only two years as well as the pilot training to allow them to undertake the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot License testing. Students must be available during the summer between first and second year to complete their flying hours.​

Program Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  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.

Current Program Design

Students can find their program design on the Student Portal by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to Student Portal
  2. Click on 'My Courses' tab
  3. Select 'View Progress Report' button

Courses are listed by level/semester. Please be aware that General Education/Interdisciplinary electives are listed at the bottom of the student's progress report and indicate the specific level/semester in which they are to be completed.  ​

General Education Electives

Students are required to complete General Education elective courses as part of their program requirements. General Education elective course requirements are listed at the bottom of the progress report, which is found on the Student Portal under My Courses. The progress report indicates the level/semester in which the course must be taken. Students are responsible for adding General Education electives into their schedule for the designated semester. Eligible courses are posted each semester by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies on the College's elective website. For more information and to view the current elective course offerings, visit https://www.conestogac.on.ca/electives/diploma. Questions regarding General Education electives can be directed to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies: genedfaq@conestogac.on.ca

Academic Information

Academic Dates

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of various important academic dates throughout the year. These academic dates are posted on the college website.

Please note that Continuing Education courses and Apprenticeship programs may have different start dates and exam dates for courses. 

Course Add/Drop

Information on the course add/drop process can be found on the website. Students should consult the program coordinator prior to completing the Course Change Request Form located on the Student Portal under the Services tab.

Credit Transfer, Pathways & PLAR

Conestoga recognizes you may have formal post-secondary education that may allow you to enter a program at an advanced level or provide for individual course exemptions. To ensure your credits are eligible for transfer, please contact our Credit Transfer Office at: credittransfer@conestogac.on.ca. 

The Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure are available on the college website.

For more information, visit the Credit Transfer webpage and the PLAR webpage.

If you are currently a Conestoga student and want to continue studying at Conestoga, there are a number of different pathway opportunities available to you.

Whether you wish to transfer to another program or apply to a new program after graduation, Conestoga has established pathways, to help you meet your goals.

Conestoga College has articulation agreements with many domestic and international institutions. These agreements allow students to transfer into a specific program with advanced standing. Students must meet the academic requirements stated in the agreement.

For more information regarding pathways at Conestoga, contact the Credit Transfer Officer at 519-748-5220 ext. 2166.


Apply using the online General Application available through your Student Portal to be considered for awards, scholarships and bursaries available through Conestoga.

Notifications and instructions to complete the application will be sent to all full-time Conestoga students' email accounts in the Fall semester (Deadline: First Friday in October) and Winter semester (Deadline: First Friday in February).  Visit the Financial Aid and Student Awards Office on Conestoga's website for more information.  In addition, there may be industry-sponsored awards available throughout the year and students will be notified of the application process as these opportunities arise. Conestoga College also has two faculty nominated awards for students who have successfully entered their final semester. These are normally presented in April of the graduating year. Other awards are also available through WWFC and GLH.  Check with the appropriate Flight Centre for further information.

Attendance and Program Standards

Working Together to Plan Your Success

Your success matters!  Regular, punctual attendance, and active participation in scheduled classes, field and clinical placements, labs and any on-campus and off-campus activities scheduled by your program will help you to understand and master the learning complexities of your program.

If extenuating, unplanned circumstances require you to miss a class or an assessment, please note that it is your responsibility to follow up with individual faculty members prior to the class/assessment and access any missed information.

Attendance for Evaluations

Evaluations are critical components of each course and your overall success in your program. It is your responsibility to attend all evaluations (e.g. test, exam, presentation, etc.). If there is a concerning pattern of absence from evaluations across your program, you may be asked to meet with the Program Coordinator and/or Student Advisor to discuss strategies for success.

While circumstances such as religious holidays and academic accommodations may necessitate rescheduling of evaluations and will be accommodated, please note that there will be no special arrangements made for rescheduling evaluations due to personal conflicts such as work, commuting, or vacation plans.  

Faculty Responsibilities

  • To communicate the dates of each evaluation at the beginning of each semester through the Instructional Plan.
  • To communicate, in writing, any unplanned extenuating circumstances that may require changes to the course schedule.
  • As per the Religious Holy Day and Spiritual Observance Procedure, provide alternative evaluation arrangements for missed evaluations due to recognized religious holidays as defined by the College Employer Council.
  • To provide all accommodations requested by Accessible Learning.
  • To consider alternative evaluation requests in good faith and examine the unique circumstances (e.g., unexpected family obligations, personal emergencies, etc.) and collaboratively determine an appropriate solution.
  • Note, do not request doctor's notes from students.

Student Responsibilities

  • To review the instructional plan and familiarize with the dates of evaluation.
  • As per the Religious Holy Day and Spiritual Observance Procedure, inform your faculty member in writing that the religious holiday defined by the College Employer Council will occur during the semester and may require considerations for evaluations to be rescheduled.
  • If you must be absent from any scheduled evaluation, report your absence on the Student Portal using the procedure below. You must do this prior to the start of the evaluation or risk receiving a mark of zero.

How to Report Absences on the Student Portal

  1. Log into the Student Portal and click on the 'Absence tab'.
  2. Indicate whether or not there is an assessment scheduled on that day by clicking 'Yes or No', as well as the reason for the absence (illness or other).
  3. Click 'Continue' to report the absence.
  4. Click 'I agree' to confirm the absence.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email that your absence has been recorded.

Important! Please note the following:

  • The earliest you can record an absence for a particular day, is after 8:00 p.m. the day before. You must report each day you are absent.
  • The Absence Recording System will show you as being absent for the day, starting from the time that you recorded the absence. For example, if you record your absence on a specific day at 11:00 a.m., the system will show you as being absent for all classes starting after 11:00 a.m. that day.
  • If you are going to be present for any other classes on the day for which you recorded an absence, please let the faculty member know by attending or following up by eConestoga or college email.
  • As soon as possible, email the faculty member associated with the evaluation you missed and arrange for appropriate follow-up. 

Documentation for Absences

Conestoga recognizes that unexpected circumstances, such as brief illness, do arise during the term. As a visit to a health practitioner may not be necessary or possible, we do not ask you to provide a doctor's note except in exceptional circumstances.       

If the evaluation cannot be rescheduled, (e.g., experiential activity, lab, or a group presentation) your professor may provide you with a revised assignment or allocate its marks to another evaluation item, so long as the combined total does not exceed 40% of the course grade. This will be communicated to you by email.

Attendance - Program Standard

Attendance in all classes, regardless of format, is strongly recommended to support student success. In the case of unforeseen circumstances that result in late arrival or early departure, whenever possible, students are expected to communicate this in advance with their faculty. Otherwise, students who arrive late for a scheduled class may be counted as absent after 20 minutes from the start of the class. Students who leave more than 20 minutes before the end of class may be counted as absent.

Students run the risk of being ineligible for supplemental assessment opportunities due to poor attendance as well as possible discontinuance in the program.

Please note that WWFC and GLH may have their own guidelines regarding attendance. Please refer to the WWFC Student Manual or the GLH Student Manual. ​​

What is Academic Integrity?

Having academic integrity means acting fairly and honestly when engaging in academic activities. 

By having and applying an Academic  Offences Policy and Procedure, Conestoga ensures graduates complete their studies fairly and honestly through hard work and dedication, and thus are well-prepared for their future careers.

Copyright at Conestoga 

Conestoga facilitates access to print, media, and electronic resources to support and enrich learning, teaching, and research in compliance with the following:


Plagiarism is submitting or presenting work of another person(s)/organization in whole or substantial part as one's own without proper citation and referencing.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Evaluations (deadlines, tests and examinations)

  • Written Assignments: All written assignments should comply with format and organization guidelines given by your instructor, as well as demonstrate clarity and good writing mechanics. Poor writing skills and/or failure to follow instructions could adversely affect a student's final grade.
  • Any assignment is expected to be handed in on time unless prior arrangements have been negotiated with the instructor. Late assignments will be penalized 20% for the first week. Any assignment that is more than one week late will not be accepted and the student will receive a "0".
  • In-class and On-line Activities: Regular attendance and participation in course activities is vital to your success. This experiential learning will have a positive impact on your understanding of course material and, therefore, cannot be replaced by make-up assignments.
  • Missed Tests:  For information on missed academic evaluations, please refer to the Attendance at Evaluations section above.
  • ​​Courses Outside of Aviation: Other courses such as electives and communication courses may have specific guidelines on the above issues.  Faculty will hand out or post these guidelines at the beginning of the semester and these should be followed.​​​​​​
  • Please note that WWFC and GLH may have their own guidelines regarding evaluations. Please refer to the WWFC Student Manual or the GLH Student Manual. 

Academic Progress Through the Program

Academic Progression

The college's approach to academic progression is governed by the Promotion Decision Procedure.

A student's academic achievement results in a promotion decision, such as eligible to continue, graduate, and discontinued.

Progress from one level to the next in a program is dependent upon the successful completion of courses and/or meeting program promotion standards.

​​​Program Completion Policies

When students are accepted into the Aviation General Arts and Science program (or Aviation, General Arts and Science Fast Track), the expectation is that they will graduate at the end of the two-year program. The following outlines the policies surrounding completion of these programs:

  1. Program Design.  This program is designed as a two-year delivery beginning in the fall semester (September) of year one and finishing in the winter semester (April) of year two. The expectation is that students would be convocating in June of year two. In addition, there are two "non-semestered" courses offered at Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) and Great Lakes Helicopter (GLH). At WWFC, these two courses are offered in the summer between year one and year two. At GLH, one course is offered in the summer between year one and year two, and the other is offered during Student Success Week in the fourth semester. While these courses are not part of the four academic semesters stipulated by Conestoga, their successful completion is still required in order to complete the program.

  2. Flight Courses and Benchmarks.  Those students who do not reach their flying benchmarks or successfully complete their Flight Management or Flight Lab courses by the end of each semester, may be deferred to the following year and will complete the program with the next cohort. (See WWFC or GLH Student Guidelines Handbook). They can, however, continue to take academic courses that fit their timetable.

  3.  Academic Completion. 

    Students are required to complete the program within 36 months from the start of the program. If a student is on track to completing their flight benchmarks, but still needs to complete academic courses, they can return on a special timetable to complete their program requirements. 

  4. Convocation Eligibility.  A year two student who has not completed flying hours or successfully passed their flight tests in time to graduate in June may be allowed to continue into the summer with approval from their respective flight centre. This may often be the case where weather has prevented them from completing on time.  Once program requirements have been met, students will have the opportunity to participate in the next available convocation.  

​Academic Standing and Promotion Requirements

Students are responsible to ensure they have fulfilled the program design requirements necessary to graduate. If for any reason a student is concerned about their academic progress, they should arrange to meet with the program coordinator.

Failure of ground school or inability to meet benchmarks in flying could result in a deferral process at either flight centre. In this case, the student may have the option of continuing with academics and then returning to the flight portion of the program with the next cohort the following year. In order to graduate, the program MUST be completed within a 3 year period.

Academic Probation

Academic probation could occur in the following circumstances:
  • one or more acts of academic misconduct (See Academic Offences Policy).
  • lack of attendance/lack of effort in more than one course which result in two or more failures within a year
  • documentation of inappropriate conduct within the classroom
  • lack of progress in the program due to inability to complete required academic courses
Academic probation sets out an agreement between the student and the academic team which outlines the criteria that must be met in order to succeed. The contract could outline a time frame for completion, expected attendance, timely submission of assignments, or other criteria deemed important for student success in the program.

(Please note that probation guidelines also exist with WWFC and GLH (See WWFC Student Handbook or GLH Student Handbook) and should be discussed with the coordinators at these centres).

​​​Clearance of Academic Deficiency  ​

Students who have failed any courses may request a supplemental assessment (a "make-up"). It is the student's responsibility to check the grade postings. It is not the responsibility of the professor to contact the student and offer a supplemental. Only one supplemental assessment will be permitted per semester in the core courses.​ Supplemental assessments may be approved by the program team, if the course is supplemental-eligible.  Course eligibility for supplemental assessment is listed on the course outline. The following academic criteria must be met by the student: ​

  1. Failing grade must be no less than 50%. 
  2. Attended 80% or more of the specific course.
  3. Passed at least one formal evaluation in the course.
  4. Has no registered academic offence in the course in which the supplemental is being requested. (Warnings do not constitute an academic offence.)

The test must be completed within three weeks from the end of the semester. To register for a supplemental, the student must meet with the applicable faculty and complete an Authorization for Supplemental form and submit the appropriate non-refundable fee ($40.00) to the Registrar's Office. The student must provide proof of fee payment at the time of the supplemental exam.

Failure of the supplemental will result in no change to the original course grade. Successful completion of the supplemental evaluation will result in the minimum passing grade being awarded. The final grade as a result of the supplemental will be automatic and is ineligible for appeal. 

For more information visit the College Policies, Procedures, Practices and Guidelines webpage then click on the Academic Administration side tab and search for the document entitled Clearance of Academic Deficiency. 

Supplementals for flight-related courses are at the discretion of both WWFC and GLH.  Please check the handbook for the appropriate flight centre for futher information.

​​​​Deferral, Discontinuance, or Probation

While both flight centres and Conestoga College work together to help students achieve success, decisions regarding continuance in the program are made separately. The college has no authority to interfere in rules and regulations established by the flight centres and Transport Canada, and neither does WWFC or GLH interfere with policies established by the college. While this can create some challenges for students when benchmarks are not being met on one side of the program, there are several options for students.

  1. When students have been deferred for one year on the flight side of the program, this means that they cannot return to flight training for one year as of the beginning of the semester in which they failed to reach their benchmarks. (See Student Guide from WWFC or GLH for deferral and probation policies). There are several options for students but these should be discussed with the coordinator of the program before any decisions are made.

    • The student may consider continuing to take the required academic courses at the college and reapply to the flight centre at a later date as determined by a contract issued by  WWFC or GLH.  Readmission to the flight side of the program at the time of application, however, is still at the sole discretion of WWFC or GLH based on fulfilling the requirements of a previously negotiated signed contract.
    • The student may transfer into another diploma program and continue at either flight centre as a private student. (Please note that many of the academic courses in the Aviation program are specific to the field and cannot be used as transfer credits in other programs; however, some transfer credits may apply.) This process requires that the student schedule an appointment with the coordinator to complete a withdrawal from Aviation and transfer to a regular General Arts and Science or other program.
    • The student may voluntarily withdraw from the Aviation program and reapply through OCAS (Ontario College Admission Services)​ ​for the next fall semester; however, conditions for acceptance must still be met.  The student may also consider applying to another college program.

  2. A student may be discontinued from the program for any of the following reasons:

    • Failure of the same course twice 
    • Failure of three courses in one semester 
    • Failure of four courses in the same year of the program
    • Failure to meet probationary or deferral conditions of either flight centre or college

  3. Probation may be considered at either the college for academics or one of the flight centres when a deferral has already been used and discontinuance is not reasonable.  Please refer to the handbook section on Academic Probation and Standing for further details.

  4.  If a student is discontinued, the following options are available to this student:

    • Continue at the flight centre as a private student
    • Consider another program
    • Reapply to the program in a year. All failed Conestoga-delivered courses must​​ be cleared and students must comply with flight centre conditions​ before re-admission to this program will be allowed.​

Students who wish to terminate their studies must officially withdraw from their program in writing by completing the Withdrawal Form located on the Student PortalStudents who do not officially withdraw are still liable for outstanding fees and may not be eligible for a refund. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal and academic records may reflect failures.

Readmission - Voluntary Withdrawal or Absent students

A student who voluntarily withdrew or was absent from Level 1, prior to the Program Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty Date, will be required to reapply to the program through Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).

A student who voluntarily withdrew or was absent from the program, following the completion of Level 1 must reapply to the program through the Registrar's Office. 

Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to space availability within the program. 

A student may be readmitted to the program level consistent with the program courses previously completed at the discretion of the Program Coordinator. 

A student has a maximum of five years from their original start date to complete the program requirements and earn the related and current certificate or diploma. If there are program design changes during the five year timeframe it may be necessary to fulfill additional program requirements. 

Readmission – Discontinued students

A discontinued student may apply to return to the program as a part-time student for a one-year period.  If accepted, the academic program team will determine an appropriate course load for each term, up to a maximum of three failed and/or missed courses, including any general education courses.  If the part-time student obtains a passing grade in all their courses over the one-year period, they can apply for readmission as a full-time student.

Readmission is not guaranteed and is subject to space availability within the program.

Discontinued students cannot graduate from this program without first applying and being granted readmission to the program.

A student has a maximum of five years from their original start date to complete the program requirements and earn the related and current certificate or diploma. If there are program design changes during the five year timeframe it may be necessary to fulfill additional program requirements.

The Academic Program Team reserves the right to modify the implementation of the above, in individual cases, due to extenuating circumstances.


Students are eligible to graduate upon completion of all academic requirements in their program of study. Students are expected to respond to their invitation to graduate through their Student Portal. Convocation ceremonies are held in the Winter, Spring and Fall of each academic year. Students, who take longer than the advertised program length, are responsible for completing any new or additional courses due to a program design change. Students who complete their program after the scheduled completion date are required to fill out an Application to Graduate form and submit it with payment to the Registrar's Office. Students who have withdrawn and then return to the college will be placed in the current program design and must meet all requirements to graduate. Rules surrounding graduating with merit are outlined on the academic recognition section of Conestoga's website.

Equipment and Facility Information

Program Technology Requirements

Program technology requirements are posted on the program web page. Students in hybrid delivery courses will require a device, webcam functionality, and reliable Internet access. 

The respective flight centres will train all students in applicable flight safety requirements. Students are expected to follow safety rules and regulations at all times including to those that relate to substance use.

Conestoga's Substance Use Guidelines were developed to ensure that the college is in compliance with provincial and federal legislation regulating the use of both legal and illegal substances.   In situations where an individual's behavior, whether or not it is suspected to be the result of substance use, is deemed to pose a risk to their own safety or the safety of others, the individual's faculty member the right to limit participation in academic activities.  The college recognizes the risks associated with substance use and is committed to providing education on harm-reductive use and prevention as well as individualized support for members of our college community. 

Student Engagement

Conestoga 101

The Student Engagement Department is here to help you transition to the Conestoga College experience, connect with your community, and build your skills. 

Start your college experience by completing Conestoga 101 (CON0101) on eConestoga, a mandatory course for all new full-time students that will take you approximately one hour to complete. CON0101 provides an overview of the supports, services, and opportunities available to you throughout your time at Conestoga. Make sure you complete it early on in the term, as it contains valuable information that will help you transition to Conestoga.

Student Representation – Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI)

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) and Conestoga agree that a student has the right to invite a member of CSI to a student and/or faculty meeting provided that 24 hours advance notice is given to faculty. This advance notice will ensure that all parties will have an opportunity to adequately prepare for the meeting.​

​​Student Feedback

​Student feedback is an essential component of our continuous improvement process. Our opportunities for student feedback include:

Ontario College Student Experience Survey

All college programs in the province are evaluated using the Ontario College Student Experience Survey. This survey is conducted each academic year in select classes - every student is invited to participate in each year of their program. Strategic goals to improve the programs are developed from these results. This data and other data specific to the campus and the program/school are collected so that Conestoga College can continually improve quality.

Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT)

The Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) allows direct feedback from students on teaching for a particular course. Completion of the SAT forms give teachers and academic managers valuable information to use for the improvement of teaching at Conestoga.

The SAT process has two components: the Early Course Check-in and the Full-SAT. The Early Course Check-in is 8-12 questions, occurs during week 10 of classes and provides early feedback to faculty about the student experience within their classroom. The Full-SAT is 43 questions and occurs late in the semester; a summary of the results goes to the faculty member and their academic manager. Typically, about one-quarter of the faculty is appraised per term. All full-time faculty have a SAT review at least once every two years. Part-time faculty may be reviewed more frequently. 

Program Advisory Committees (PACs)

Program Advisory Committees (PACs) provide the necessary link between Conestoga and the community it serves. PACs operate in an advisory capacity to Conestoga administration with the objective to keep Conestoga responsive to current and future workforce needs, trends or opportunities in industry and the marketplace.

All post-secondary education programs of study at Conestoga, both full-time and part-time, which lead to an employment related credential, or are approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), will be associated with a PAC, with the exception of apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. For any program not leading to an employment related credential, such as foundation programs, PACs are optional.

At the beginning of each year, the coordinator(s) of the program will ask for student volunteers. The coordinator(s) will select which student(s) will represent the program at PAC. Student attendees are important members of the PAC and are expected to be present at all meetings and are responsible for preparing and submitting a report based on guidelines provided by the program coordinator.

Students who participate in PACs will receive credit on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR) . Your CCR is an official document, complementary to your academic transcript, which recognizes and records learning that you have achieved through approved Co-curricular experiences at Conestoga.

Co-Curricular Portal

Activities within Conestoga's Co-Curricular Portal (CCP) enhance students' growth and development outside the classroom. The Co-Curricular Record is an official document, complementary to an academic transcript, which recognizes and records learning that has been achieved through approved co-curricular experiences at Conestoga College.

Conestoga Policies and Procedures

​​Student Protection Acknowledgement

A Student Protection Acknowledgement confirmation pop-up will appear when a student logs into the Student Portal on a yearly basis. This will direct students to policies and procedures relevant to their academic responsibilities. All Conestoga College wide academic policies and procedures are listed on the college website under "About Conestoga", "Policies and Procedures". 

Students are advised to review and comply with all policies and procedures, including the following:         
  • Academic Dispute and Resolution Policy & Procedure
  • Academic Offences Policy & Procedure ​
  • Clearance of Academic Deficiency Policy & Procedure
  • Convocation Procedure
  • Co-operative Education Policy
  • Discontinuance Procedure
  • Evaluation of Student Learning Policy & Procedure
  • Grading Procedure
  • Program and Course Withdrawal and Refund Procedure/International Student Withdrawal and Refund Procedure
  • Readmission Procedure
  • Religious Holiday Policy & Procedure
  • Student Expectations for Online Engagement
  • Student Feedback Policy
  • Student Fees Policy & Student Fee Invoicing and Payment Procedure
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy & Procedure

Students must follow all of the policies and procedures for Conestoga College and it is expected that faculty will accept, fulfil and enforce these standards.​​ 

Web-based Tools

​Program courses may use web-based services with data centres outside of Canada. Students may be expected to complete assessments where information is transmitted outside of Canada. Students who do not wish to submit their information to other countries have the right to opt-out. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor if they, in the first week of term or at the time assignment details are provided, wish to submit an alternate assignment.

Course examinations may be administered through a remote proctoring service to assure academic integrity. Ensure that you meet the system requirements that will allow the recording of your computer screen, webcam, and microphone.

Accommodation Disclaimer

​Conestoga College provides an equitable environment where all students have the opportunity to participate in College life. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conestoga recognizes its responsibility and legal obligation to provide education, information and services in an accessible manner.

Conestoga's Accessible Learning services provide support for students with permanent and temporary disabilities who feel they are encountering barriers to learning. They work with students to understand the impact of a disability in the college environment and will help develop a success plan that considers student goals and required academic accommodations. Accessible Learning will also communicate necessary accommodations to professors on behalf of the student. 

To consult with an Accessibility Advisor about accommodations please make an appointment by emailing accessibility@conestogac.on.ca or calling 519-748-5220 ext. 3232.

Exceptions for non-accessibility focused issues need to be consulted on with your professor. Final approval for exceptions unrelated to academic accommodations rests with the program chair.

Program Handbook Revision Log

​​Last revised: June 2023

Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track