School of Aviation Technology

First Peoples’ Aviation Technology – Flight

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Receive hands-on flight training


Become a qualified, professional pilot in a unique learning environment. This program is the only Indigenous postsecondary program of its kind in Canada. The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) Aviation Diploma program is offered in partnership with Canadore College. The curriculum meets the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training requirements for postsecondary studies as well as Transport Canada regulations and standards for flight training.

Training takes place at the Tyendinaga Aerodome - a one-of-a-kind facility including hangars, classrooms, student residence and a gym.

Your Future Career

  • Commercial pilot
  • Charter/bush pilot
  • Flight dispatcher
  • Air traffic control
  • Airport manager

What You Learn

  • Flight training
  • Navigation
  • Radio operation
  • Flight and simulator training
  • Private and commercial pilot licence requirements

Note: Graduates will hold a commercial licence with their rating of choice and will also meet the eligibility criteria to obtain a Flight Dispatcher designation and a Two-Crew and Cruise Relief Pilot (IATRA) certification. 

Grade 12 English (ENG4C), Grade 12 Math for College Technology (MCT4C) or University Math (MHF4U or MCV4U or equivalent), Grade 11 or 12 Physics is strongly recommended

Semester 1

ATF 110 Private Air Law
ATF 111 Meteorology I & II
ATF 112 Flight Theory and Operations
ATF 113 Flight Lab I - Part A
ATF 114 Flight Training I - Part A: Post Solo
OSL 100 Orientation to Student Life
STS 100 Strategies for Success
CMM 125 College Communications I
ATF 115 Health and Wellness

Semester 2

ATF 126 Navigation I & II
ATF 122 Airframes, Engines and Systems
ATF 128 Human Factors in Aviation
ATF 123 Flight Lab I - Part B
ATF 124 Flight Training I - Part A: Private Licence
MTH 191 Math for Technicians
ATF 125 Health and Wellness II
AMT 106 Aircraft Handling Procedures I
BCL 130 Microsoft Office I

Semester 3

ATF 231 Meteorology III
ATF 236 Navigation III
ATF 232 Engines and Airframes
ATF 237 Aeronautics - General Knowledge
ATF 233 Flight Lab II
ATF 234 Flight Training II: Night/Timebuild
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
FNT 230 Introduction to Indigenous World Views
ATF 235 Health and Wellness III
CLT 100 Canadas First Peoples

Semester 4

ATF 240 Commercial Air Law
ATF 248 Human Factors in Flight
ATF 246 Navigation IV
ATF 243 Flight Lab III
ATF 244 Flight Training III: Commercial Flight Test
MTH 127 Introductory Algebra
GE60 Topics in a Contemporary Workplace
ATF 245 Health and Wellness IV
GED 125 Government Relations

Semester 5

ATF 359 Instructor or Float or Advanced Multi-IFR
ATF 354 Flight Training IV
ATF 352 Winter Survival
BUS 290 Career Planning
AFT 351 Advanced Aeronautics I - Ground School
ATF 355 Health and Wellness V
FNT 350 Cultural Studies

Semester 6

PHY 161 Introduction to Statics
HBR 100 History of Aboriginal Relations
CMM 361 Speaking Up, Speaking Out!
ATF 369 Flight Dispatcher
ATF 362 CRM / System Safety
AMT 107 Aircraft Handling Procedures II - Co-Op
ATF 361 Advanced Aeronautics II - Flight
ATF 365 Health and Wellness VI
GED 135 Personal Success
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139