Regional Courses


General descriptions of the regional summer training courses and the process have been posted below.  Cadets are encouraged to view the course descriptions to start thinking about the courses they would like to apply for.

The Online Application Form is OPEN for cadets to fill out the courses they would like to be considered for this summer. Cadets will not be considered for summer training if this online form is not submitted.

The form will CLOSE on Sunday, Feb 11 at 11:59PM.


Regional Summer Training Information Presentation 2017


Each year, 742 Squadron cadets attend Regional Training Courses during the summer months. 742 Squadron is allocated a small number of spots for these camps and courses based on the number of cadets in our Squadron. Generally, we have a greater number of cadets who are interested in these opportunities than spots available. The Squadron therefore, holds an internal selection process to select cadets to fill the allocated positions available at the regional level (All Air Cadet Squadrons in the Ottawa Valley and Quebec Region) where the final cadet selections for camps and courses are completed.

In order to determine which cadets will attend courses, 742 Squadron ranks the cadets based on the following:

  • rank;
  • cadet training level;
  • previous summer camp experiences;
  • attendance at mandatory activities;
  • participation in optional activities;

For each category; a standardized point system is used. For example, a cadet in 9th grade will receive 1 point, while a cadet in 12th grade will receive 4 points; each cadet receives 1 point per optional activity he/she attends, etc. The points are then tallied to provide a total score for each cadet. Scores for all cadets competing for the same course are compared, and the cadet with the highest score will be most likely to attend the course. All final decisions are signed off by the Commanding Officer.


 

The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty, to include Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Aviation, Aerodrome Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Aerospace, and Aircrew Survival.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level One by May 2018.

 

The Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Air) Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the squadron, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

 

The Basic Survival Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search and rescue.

Requirements:

  • Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.
  • Cadet with the limitation « Must be at 30 min from a doctor » will not be accepted

 

The Basic Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in fitness and sports activities, and to develop knowledge and skills on how to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Assistant. Activities include following a personal fitness routine, leading warm-up and cool-down sessions, assisting with the Cadet Fitness Assessment and assisting with recreational sports.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

 

The Basic Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aviation. Activities include radio communication, a familiarization flight, meteorology, and air navigation.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

The Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Activities include aerospace, aerodrome operations, and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

The Military Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

 

The Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two by May 2018.

 

The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become an instructor and team leader during drill and ceremonial activities. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three by May 2018.

The Survival Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, survival and field training, and ground navigation.

Requirements:

  • Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three by May 2018.
  • Cadet with the limitation « Must be at 30 min from a doctor » will not be accepted.

 

The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three by May 2018.

 

The Advanced Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three by May 2018.

The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, and to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching.

Requirements: Cadets have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three by May 2018.

 

Updated: Jan 15th, 2018 at 8:42 AM (EST)