Commercial Pilot Associate in Science Degree

Division: Career Technical Education

PROGRAM CODE: 1S03773

The Commercial Pilot Associate in Science Degree is designed to prepare students to fly commercial, executive, and/or light aircraft as a pilot or instructor.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a 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 social justice, equity, and sustainability 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. This degree requires 35 units in the major.   

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (34 units):
ATC 102 C Career Communication and Portfolio3
ATC 104 CAir Transportation3
or ATC 270 C Airline Operations
ATC 132 CPrivate Pilot4
ATC 136 CAir Navigation3
ATC 140 CMeteorology3
ATC 144 CAircraft and Engines3
ATC 232 CInstrument Rating3
ATC 240 C Commercial Pilot (formerly Commercial Pilot Seminar)3
ATC 256 CCrew Resource Management3
ATC 196 CFlight Simulator Private Pilot2
or ATC 190 C Flight Training-Private Pilot (formerly AVIA 190 C)
ATC 197 CFlight Simulator Instrument2
or ATC 194 C Flight Training Instrument Rating (formerly AVIA 194 C)
ATC 198 CFlight Simulator Commercial2
or ATC 195 C Flight Training Commercial Pilot (formerly AVIA 195 C)
Electives - To complete all major course requirements, students must complete 1 unit from the list below (if not already taken as a required course) - (1 unit):1
Flight Training Device - Introduction0.5
Flight Training-Private Pilot (formerly AVIA 190 C)2
Flight Training-Flight Instructor (formerly AVIA 193 C)1-5
Flight Training Instrument Rating (formerly AVIA 194 C)2
Flight Training Commercial Pilot (formerly AVIA 195 C)2
Flight Simulator Private Pilot2
Flight Simulator Instrument2
Flight Simulator Commercial2
Flight Simulator Instructor2
Airline and Aviation Management3
Aviation Instructor3
Turbine Simulator Observation0.5
Turbine Simulator Orientation0.5
Aviation and Travel Internship3
Flight Simulator Private Pilot - Advanced2
Flight Simulator Instrument Pilot - Advanced2
Aviation and Travel Seminar0.5-12
Independent Study0.5-2
Total Units35