Associate in Science Degree Aviation Management


The Associate in Science Degree Aviation Management program provides students with a career path for attaining the foundational skills, practical knowledge, and technical training for pursuing a career in aviation management. Students completing this degree will develop advanced understanding of the safety, security, service, and regulatory requirements necessary to work in aviation management.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete all graduation requirements to include:

  1. all major course requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (21-22 units):
ATC 102 CCareer Communication/Portfolio3
ATC 104 CAir Transportation3
or ATC 270 C Airline Operations
ATC 112 CHomeland Security3
ATC 116 C Aviation/Transportation Security3
or ATC 256 C Crew Resource Management
ATC 118 CDisaster Preparedness/Response3
or ATC 274 C Passenger Services and Safety
ATC 132 CPrivate Pilot3-4
or ATC 271 C Airport Operations
ATC 182 CCultural Tourism3
or ATC 183 C Customer Care: Airline/Travel
ATC 212 CAirline/Aviation Management3
Electives - To complete all major course requirements, students must complete 10-11 elective units from the list below (if not already taken as a required course) for a total of 35 units:10-11
Introduction to Aviation3
Aviation/Transportation Security3
Travel Sales and Tour Operations3
Travel Management3
Private Pilot4
Air Navigation3
Tourism/Conference Management3
Airline Reservations: SABRE3
Flight Simulator Private Pilot1
Commercial Pilot Seminar3
Crew Resource Management3
Passenger Services and Safety3
Public Relations3
Aviation/Travel Internship3
Aviation/Travel Seminar0.5-12
Independent Study0.5-2
Total Units34-36