Summer Training at a Cadet Training Centre (CTC)


Level 1

General Training (GT) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC
2 weeks of training to develop a further interest in different camp opportunities.​​​​​​​

Level 2

Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course (BDCC) at Vernon, BC
3 weeks of training to learn and perfect basic drill, ceremonial and leadership skills
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Basic Fitness and Sports Course (BFS) at Vernon, BC 
This 3-week course prepares cadets to serve as an assistant sports instructor while developing personal habits to maintain good fitness and healthy living.

Basic Aviation Course (BAC) at Cold Lake, AB
This 3-week course introduces cadets to the fundamentals of aviation and provides incentive to pursue specialist training in this area.

Basic Aviation Technology Aerospace Course (BATAC) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC
This course introduces cadets to the fundamentals of the aerospace industry, of airfield operations and the construction and maintenance of aircraft.

Basic Survival Course (BSC) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC 
3 weeks in basic survival will teach elementary survival skills and develop a strong interest to pursue further in this field.

Military Band Basic Musician Course (MBBM) at HMCS Quadra, Courtenay, BC 
This 3-week course develops cadets' competence in music and prepare them to support their local military band.

Level 3

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCIC) at Vernon, BC
This 6-week course develops cadets to become a specialist with the skills, subject matter and, knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for drill and ceremonial activities.

Survival Instructor Course (SIC) at Cold Lake, AB
This 6-week course develops cadets to become a specialist with the skills, subject matter and, knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air Cadet Program.

Intermediate Band (MBIM) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC
This 6-week course increases cadets' musical skills and advances them to the next level of musical qualification.

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMI) at Vernon, BC
This 6-week course provides cadets with the opportunity to develop coaching and marksmanship skills necessary to support the squadron marksmanship and biathlon programs. It also introduces cadets to advanced marksmanship skills.

Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSI) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC
This 6-week course develops cadets to become a specialist with the skills, subject matter
and, knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports instructor and team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the squadron, during regionally directed activities and / or as a Staff Cadet at a CTC.

Advanced Aviation Course (AAC) at Comox, BC
This 3-week course increases cadets' knowledge and skills in the field of aviation and provides incentive to pursue specialist training in this area.

Level 4

Staff Cadet
7 weeks where cadets are employed as support and training staff, in assistance to summer camp officers, at various Cadet Summer Training Centres.

Military Band Advanced Musician (MBAM) at Albert Head, Victoria, BC
This course increases cadets' musical skills and advances them to the next level of musical qualification.

National Scholarship Courses

Advanced Aviation Technology Courses (AATC)

Airport Operations (AATC-AO) - 6 weeks at Canadore College, North Bay, ON

This course introduces cadets to the operations of an airport by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and by exposing them to a variety of activities that occur in the air industry.

Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM) - 6 weeks at Canadore College, North Bay, ON
This course introduces cadets to the field of aircraft maintenance by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and exposing them to a variety of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance functions.

Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC) at St. Jean, QC
This 6-week course simulates a space mission project. This course provides cadets with training in the fundamentals of aerospace science through the development of knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of the aerospace industry.

Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) at Comox, BC
The Glider Pilot Scholarship is a 6-week course that includes a series of theoretical and practical lessons to train student pilots who have no previous experience in flight, in accordance with the standards of Transport Canada in order to obtain the glider pilot license.

Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) at various locations across BC
The Power Pilot Scholarship is a 7-week course that includes a series of theoretical and practical lessons to train student pilots in accordance with the standards of Transport Canada in order to obtain power pilot license.

International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)

The International Exchange Program is between 2-3 weeks and it aims to promote friendship and understanding among participating countries and encourages cadets to focus on international affairs.

​​​​​​​These exchanges are available in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.