Private Career College

A Private Career College (PCC) is a school that prepares students for a specific job, or gives them specific skills, such as computer skills. There are currently more than 500 private career colleges in Ontario. Unlike the public universities and colleges of applied arts and technology, which receive funding from the government, career colleges are private organizations. Some operate for a profit, as a business. Others are non-profit organizations.

Private Career Colleges operating in Ontario must be registered, and have their vocational programs approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The act that governs private career colleges is called the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This act ensures that private career colleges meet certain standards for the programs they offer, as well as advertising, refund policies, and instructor qualifications.

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and is also a non-profit organization. WWFC offers five programs that are “approved as vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.” These five programs are:

As part of the PCC regulations, all students in an approved vocational program are required to sign a PCC contract before beginning the aviation component of their program.  The signing of this contract will take place upon your acceptance by the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre.

It is important to note that all non-post secondary students who are working towards their Commercial Licence, or Flight Instructor Rating you are required to sign a PCC contract before beginning the flight component of their training.

WWFC also offers other programs for professional pilots that do not fall under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. These include:

Note: Training for the Private Pilot Licence does not fall under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

For more information regarding Private Career Colleges, please visit the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website: Private Career College page.