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Flight Attendant and Airline and Travel Careers, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_FAAT
Control Number: 18201

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.

Program Outcome

  1. 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.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallUnits
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
 Units12
Spring
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
 Units12
Year 2
Fall
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
 Units12
Spring
HTT A185 Interviewing and Professional Development 3
HTT A226 Airline Internship 4
 Units7
 Total Units43

Flight Attendant and Airline Travel Careers Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
ARLN A117Aviation Management3
CMST A100Interpersonal Communication3
KIN A203First Aid and CPR2
HTT A138Sharing the Travel Experience3
HTT A199Current Issues in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism0.5-1.5
HTT A299Certified Travel Associate3
SPAN A180Elementary Spanish 15