Summer Training


Joining instructions contain kit lists, Suggestions on how to prepare for summer training, order of dress for travel, and Parental pick up or Drop off forms. If you plan to attend the graduation parade at the Cadet Training Centre (CTC) and pick up your cadet, you MUST complete the paperwork or your cadet will not be released to you. Travel itineraries are individual based and will be sent to the individuals directly.

Click the Applicable joining instructions below 

Joining Instructions will be posted here when available for the summer of 2020


One Week Course

  • General Training Course (GTC)
    • General training is designed for new cadets entering the summer training experience for the first time. They learn a broad number of topics intended to allow them to experience everything in a short time frame with the hope they find a specific aspect of the program they enjoy.


  • Three Week Course
    • Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course (BDCC)
    • Basic Survival Course (BSC)
    • Basic Fitness and Sports Course (BFSC)
    • Basic Aviation Course (BAC)
    • Basic Aviation and Technology and Aerospace Course (BATAC)
    • Military Band – Basic Musician Course (MB-BMC)
    • Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course (PB-BMC)


  • Three & Six Weeks
    • Advanced Aviation Course (AAC) (Three Week Course)
    • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCIC)
    • Survival Instructor Course (SIC)
    • Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSIC)
    • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)
    • Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course (MB-IMC)
    • Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course (PB-IMC)


  • Six Weeks
    • Military Band – Advanced Musician course (MB-AMC)
    • Pipe Band – Advanced Musician course (PB-AMC)

Staff Cadet

  • Positions available at various cadet training centres

National Courses

  • Three to Seven Weeks depending on the course / exchange
    • Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC)
    • Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Airport Operations (AATC-AO)
    • Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM)
    • Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)
    • Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS)
    • International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)