Program Description This two-year Ontario College Diploma program, through a series of classroom-based courses and hands-on practical labs, provides students with the opportunity to develop the required level of proficiency to complete the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence written examination (CPAER) and practical flight test. Algonquin College has contracted the Ottawa Flying Club to provide up to 250 hours of flight time experience. During the final term, students can select one of the following areas of specialization: flight instructor, Initial Airplane Type Rating (IATRA) or seaplane rating. Each of these options may offer students numerous opportunities for direct-entry jobs with aviation employers. Flight Training is a non-funded activity and is an additional cost to complete this program of study. In response to the aviation industry's desire to employ graduates with a strong background in business and management education, students receive a solid foundation in business management, which allows Algonquin graduates to obtain work in various facets of the aviation industry including entry-level management positions. As part of the College's commitment to training highly-qualified graduates, the program also offers practical skills that enhance employment opportunities, such as fuel handling, aircraft handling, winter operations, cockpit resource management, maintenance skills and dispatching.