Academic Catalogs

Flight Operations, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CN_AVFO

Control Number: 43124

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Flight Operations Certificate of Achievement 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 that will allow the student to enter the workforce in the field of flight operations.  Careers include aircraft dispatch, aircraft, and aircrew scheduling, airport operations, and Fixed Base Operations.

Program Outcome

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.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
APT A110Introduction to Airport Operations3
APT A115Introduction to Flight Operations3
APT A130Private Pilot Aviation Ground School5
APT A145Airline Transport Pilot Ground3
BUS A100Introduction to Business3
or BUS A100H Introduction to Business Honors
Total Units17

Flight Operations Suggested Electives

ACCT A101 Financial Accounting
ACCT A101H Financial Accounting Honors
ACCT A102 Managerial Accounting
ACCT A102H Managerial Accounting Honors
ECON A170 Microeconomics
ECON A170H Microeconomics Honors
ECON A175 Macroeconomics
ECON A175H Macroeconomics Honors

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 A110 Introduction to Airport Operations 3
APT A115 Introduction to Flight Operations 1 3
APT A130 Private Pilot Aviation Ground School 5
Semester 2
APT A145 Airline Transport Pilot Ground 3
BUS A100 Introduction to Business 3
 Total Units17

Fall course only.