Associate in Science Degree Career Technical Education - Aviation

Division: Career Technical Education


The Associate in Science Degree Career Technical Education - Aviation provides CTE students with the opportunity to earn a 60-unit degree that demonstrates commitment to the field and meets the CSU-GE or UC IGETC general education requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete this degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. The courses listed for each area of emphasis do not necessarily reflect major preparation requirements at any specific university but some courses may be used to fulfill university requirements.

To earn the CTE AS Degree with Aviation emphasis, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. 21 units of major coursework
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. completion of 60 semester units of CSU transferable coursework, and
  4. have an overall GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (6 units):
ATC 102 CCareer Communication/Portfolio3
ATC 270 CAirline Operations3
Students must complete 15 units from the following:15
Introduction to Travel Careers3
Homeland Security3
Aviation/Transportation Security3
Travel Sales and Tour Operations3
Private Pilot4
Air Navigation3
Destinations: Americas/Europe3
Destinations: Africa/Pacific3
Customer Care: Airline/Travel3
Flight Training Device - Introduction0.5
Flight Simulator Private Pilot1
Flight Simulator Instrument1
Flight Simulator Commercial1
Flight Simulator Instructor1
Cabin Safety Simulation0.5
Airline/Aviation Management3
Advanced Air Navigation2
Instrument Rating3
Commercial Pilot Seminar3
Aviation Instructor3
Turbine Simulator Observation0.5
Crew Resource Management3
Airport Operations3
Passenger Services and Safety3
Aviation/Travel Internship3
Independent Study0.5-2
Total Units21