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Instrument Pilot, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_AVIP

Not Financial Aid Eligible

A program of study that helps prepare a pilot, already in possession of a Private Pilot license flight instruction to meet the licensing requirements as an Instrument Rated Pilot. This course meets the aeronautical knowledge requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61.65(b).

Program Outcome

Students will develop the critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for completion of instrument flight training and successful completion of the federally administered written examination for instrument pilot rating certification.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
APT A132Aviation Navigation3
APT A134Instrument Pilot Aviation Ground School3
Total Units6

Instrument Pilot Suggested Electives:
APT A121 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab
APT A120 Private Pilot Flight Lab


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 A134 Instrument Pilot Aviation Ground School 3
Semester 2
APT A132 Aviation Navigation 3
 Total Units6

Spring course only.