Basic Airport Operations Certificate


The Airport Operations Program provides students with a career path for attaining the foundational skills, practical knowledge, and technical training necessary for pursuing a career as an operations, baggage, or cargo agent, or as an airport operations employee. Students completing this certificate will develop a basic understanding of the airline industry and the safety, security, and service requirements necessary to work in ground operations at an airport. To earn this certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in numeric sequence (18 units):
ATC 102 CCareer Communication/Portfolio3
ATC 112 CHomeland Security3
or ATC 116 C Aviation/Transportation Security
ATC 174 CDestinations: Americas/Europe3
or ATC 175 C Destinations: Africa/Pacific
ATC 212 CAirline/Aviation Management3
ATC 270 CAirline Operations3
ATC 271 CAirport Operations3
Total Units18