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Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers, Associate in Science Degree

Banner Code: 1_AS_FAAT

Control Number: 17648

Financial Aid Eligible


This program prepares men and women of all ages for the highly competitive flight attendant, or a customer service career in the airline and travel industry. Courses include airline, airport, and travel terminology codes, hiring qualifications, communication skills, appearance and image standards, written employment skills and oral interviewing techniques and strategies to set yourself apart. Students work on campus, and with community and charity events to enhance their public contact experience considered valuable for flight attendants and careers in the travel industry.

Complete the Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog. Note: this AS degree requires a minimum of 61 units for completion.

Program Outcome

The outcome for the Certificate of Achievement is to prepare students for employment as a flight attendant or ground customer service agent with the airline industry.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AS major requirements.
  3. MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
  4. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
ARLN A137Operations, Terminology, & Safety3
ARLN A139Flight Attendant Qualifications and Opportunities3
HTT A105Passport to Success3
HTT A125Destination the Americas3
HTT A127Destination Eastern Europe3
HTT A128Destination Africa/Pacific3
HTT A130Cultural Tourism3
HTT A131Computer Reservation Systems - SABRE3
HTT A135Homeland Security3
HTT A150Travel and Tourism Career Development3
HTT A180Enhancing Guest Service3
HTT A185Interviewing and Professional Development3
HTT A226Airline Internship4
HTT A284Leadership and Strategic Management3
Total Units43
Requirement Units
Program Major Units 43
AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Minimum Degree Units 61

Flight Attendant and Airline Travel Careers Suggested Electives

ARLN A117 Aviation Management
CMST A100 Interpersonal Communication
KIN A203 First Aid and CPR
HTT A138 Sharing the Travel Experience
HTT A199 Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
HTT A299 Certified Travel Associate
SPAN A180 Elementary Spanish 1

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are general course curriculum maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. The course sequence may include course prerequisites and other placement requirements. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ARLN A137 Operations, Terminology, & Safety 3
HTT A130 Cultural Tourism 3
HTT A131 Computer Reservation Systems - SABRE 3
HTT A150 Travel and Tourism Career Development 3
OCC AS GE AREA A1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units15
Semester 2
ARLN A139 Flight Attendant Qualifications and Opportunities 3
HTT A125 Destination the Americas 3
HTT A128 Destination Africa/Pacific 3
HTT A135 Homeland Security 3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 3-4
Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 1
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
 
 Units15-16
Year 2
Semester 1
HTT A105 Passport to Success 3
HTT A127 Destination Eastern Europe 3
HTT A180 Enhancing Guest Service 3
HTT A284 Leadership and Strategic Management 3
OCC AS GE AREA C1 - CHOOSE ONE 3
OCC AS GE AREA C2 - CHOOSE ONE 3
 Units18
Semester 2
HTT A185 Interviewing and Professional Development 3
HTT A226 Airline Internship 4
OCC AS GE AREA A2 - CHOOSE ONE 2 3-4
OCC AS GE AREA B - CHOOSE ONE 3-4
 Units13-15
 Total Units61-64