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

AVT 123 Private Air Law
AFV 111 Meteorology I and II
AFV 117 Flight Theory and Operations
AVIA 1070 Flight Lab I - Part A
AVIA 1100 Flight Training I - Part A: Post Solo
HO 100 Orientation to Student Life
STS 100 Strategies for Success
CMM 125 College Communications I
AF 278 AF278

Semester 2

AVF 122 Navigation I and II
AFV 115 Airframes, Engines and Systems
AVT 119 Human Factors in Aviation
AVIA 1080 Flight Lab I - Part B
AVIA 1110 Flight Training I - Part A: Private Licence
MTH 191 Math for Technicians
AF 278B Health and Wellness II
AMT 106A Aircraft Handling Procedures I
BCL 130 Microsoft Office I

Semester 3

ARV 241 Meteorology III
AFV 242 Navigation III
AFV 245 Engines and Airframes
AVT 257 Aeronautics - General Knowledge
AVIA 1090 Flight Lab II
AVIA 1120 Flight Training II: Night/Time Build
CMM 230 Workplace Communications
FNTI 31 Introduction to Indigenous World Views
AF 278C Health and Wellness III
XXXXGED General Education Elective

Semester 4

AVT 253 Commercial Air Law
AVT 248 Human Factors in Flight
AVT 252 Navigation IV
AVIA 2100 Flight Lab III
AVIA 2120 Flight Training III: Commercial Flight Test
MTH 127 Introductory Algebra
AVI 8833 Applied Aircraft Maintenance
AF 578D Health and Wellness IV
XXXXGED General Education Elective

Semester 5

AVI 8840 Instructor OR Float OR Advanced Multi-IFR
AVI 8841 Flight Training IV
AF 220 Winter Survival
BUS 290 Career Planning
AF 530A Advanced Aeronautics I - Ground School
AF 278E Health and Wellness V
FTNI 23 Cultural Studies

Semester 6

PHY 160 Introduction to Statics
LV 100 History of Aboriginal Relations
CMM 120 Speaking up, Speaking out!
AVI 8832 Flight Dispatcher
AF 507 CRM / System Safety
AMT 106B Aircraft Handling Procedures II - Co-op
AF 530B Advanced Aeronautics II- Flight
AF 278F Health and Wellness VI
XXXXGED General Education Elective
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