Flight Operations, Certificate of Specialization
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_AVFO
The Flight Operations Certificate of Specialization covers basic flight theory, advanced meteorology, airport and airline economics and management, advanced aircraft systems and aircraft navigation. Courses are intended to provide knowledge in topics which will allow the student to enter the work force in the field of flight operations. Careers include aircraft dispatch, aircraft and aircrew scheduling, airport operations and Fixed Base Operations.
- Students will develop a baseline understanding of industry and terminology along with the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to enter the air transportation industry as professionals in non-flying capacities such as: ground operations, customer services, gate attendants, aviation sales, flight crew attendants, and charter flight coordinators.
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.
|APT A110||Introduction to Airport Operations||3|
|APT A115||Introduction to Flight Operations||3|
|APT A130||Private Pilot Aviation Ground School||5|
|APT A145||Airline Transport Pilot Ground||3|
|BUS A100||Introduction to Business||3|
Flight Operations Suggested Electives
|ACCT A101||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT A102||Managerial Accounting||4|