Hello all, long time lurker first time poster on these forums. I am a newly minted ocdt.. I need a little help. I have been out of cadets and the mitary for 17 years now. Now that I am back would like abit of a head start on the botc and any other ocdt courses i will need to train in. Ive read in these forums and have seen past post on this type of requests however the links were broken. If anyone has new links or resources which could prep me or help me get a better basic grasp before i go i wouldgladly pay back in kind.
The first course that you will take will be the CIC BOTC.
The CIC BOTC is delivered in two phases; the first, a distributed learning (DL) phase is conducted by the CIC Centre for Distributed Learning (CDL) online through the DNDLearn platform (until 1 May 13, after which it will transition to the new DLN Saba platform). It is normally conducted over a one month timeframe. Successful completion of the DL phase is required in order to be loaded on the second phase, an in-house (IH) portion conducted by one of the five Regional Cadet Instructor Schools (RCISs). The IH phase is often run in a weekend format, but many RCISs also run a continuous format serial once or twice a year, normally in advance of the summer training season.
The following material is covered on the CIC BOTC:
PO 101 - Adhere to Canadian Forces Regulations and Values
PO 102 - Lead Subordinates
PO 103 - Comply with Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection Policies and Procedures
PO 104 - Communicate Orally and in Writing
PO 105 - Plan Activities
PO 106 - Conduct Activities
PO 107 - Perform Basic Drill Movements at the Halt and on the March
PO 108 - Fire the Cadet Air Rifle
PO 109 - Maintain Personal Health and Fitness
Following completion of the BOTC, you will take the CIC Occupational Training Course (OTC).
Like the CIC BOTC, the OTC is conducted in two phases with the first, a DL phase, being prerequisite for the second, an IH phase.
The fol material makes up the CIC OTC:
PO 101 - Adhere to Canadian Cadet Organization (CCO) Regulations and Values
PO 102 - Lead Cadets
PO 103 - Communicate with Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM) Partners
PO 104 - Instruct Personnel
After the CIC OTC, the next course (with regards to baseline training) will be the appropriate Environmental Training Course to match one's elemental affiliation (Sea, Air, or Land). Theses courses are, once again, split into two phases (DL & IH).
As an example, the CIC Land Environmental Training Course (LETC) consists of the fol:
PO 101 - Exemplify the Professional Attributes of a CIC (Land) Officer
PO 102 - Perform the Duties of a Platoon Commander
PO 103 - Deliver the Army Cadet Training System
PO 104 - Communicate using Land-Based Radios
PO 105 - Navigate Over Land
PO 106 - Participate in an Overnight Field Training Exercise
PO 107 - Participate in an Army Cadet Field Training Exercise
PO 108 - Conduct a Recce of an Established Trail