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Airline Transport Pilot, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_AVTP

Not Financial Aid Eligible

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

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
APT A130Private Pilot Aviation Ground School5
APT A138Aerodynamics3
APT A145Airline Transport Pilot Ground3
APT A192Human Factors and Crew Resource Management3
Total Units14

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
APT A130 Private Pilot Aviation Ground School 3 5
APT A192 Human Factors and Crew Resource Management 1 3
Semester 2
APT A138 Aerodynamics 2 3
APT A145 Airline Transport Pilot Ground 3
 Total Units14

Fall only class


Spring only class


APT A130 is a prerequisite course for APT A145