As with all Air Cadet squadrons, 180 Sqn operates a standardized weekly training program on Friday nights. The training is designed as a five-year program. Cadets will learn a wide variety of aviation, cadet and military-related subjects. Older cadets may combine the first two training years into one, at the discretion of the training officer. It is mandatory for all cadets to attend these training nights.

Cadets also have the opportunity to branch off into their particular areas of interest by joining relevant squadron teams, groups or summer courses.

In addition to the training, older and more senior cadets may instruct the subjects to newer cadets and take on other jobs and responsibilities in the Sqn.

Training Subjects (Performance Objectives)
PO x01 – Citizenship
PO x02 – Community Service
PO x03 – Leadership
PO x04 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
PO x05 – Recreational Sports
PO x06 – Air Rifle Marksmanship
PO x07 – General Cadet Knowledge
PO x08 – Drill
PO x09 – Instructional Techniques
PO x20 – Canadian Forces Familiarization
PO x21 – Canadian Aviation, Aerospace and Aerodrome Operations Community Familiarization
PO x29 – Radio Communication
PO x30 – Aviation
PO x31 – Principles of Flight
PO x32 – Propulsion
PO x36 – Meteorology
PO x37 – Air Navigation
PO x40 – Aerospace
PO x60 – Aerodrome Operations
PO x70 – Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
PO x90 – Aircrew Survival
Positive Social Relations for Youth