Academic Catalogs

Airline Transport Pilot, Certificate of Specialization

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_AVTP

The Airline Transport Pilot certificate of specialization covers those areas of aeronautical knowledge required under Federal Aviation Regulation 61.155 for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate. Courses are also intended to satisfy the knowledge requirements for students who are pursuing careers as aircraft dispatchers.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for completion of flight training and successful completion of federally administered knowledge exams for airline transport pilot certification.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  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.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  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.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
APT A138Aerodynamics3
APT A145Airline Transport Pilot Ground3
APT A192Human Factors and Crew Resource Management3
Total Units9