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NEW: The certificate and degree requirements below are for 2010-2011.  The new requirements for 2011-2012 can be

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Goals and Objectives of the Program:                                              Print Version:  CertificateChecklists.doc

The Flight Attendant Program provides students with a career path for attaining the communication skills, practical knowledge, and technical training necessary for pursuing a flight attendant or a flight attendant management position. Because the airline recruiting and training programs for flight attendants are so rigorous, students learn valuable information that enhances their chance for a successful career in the exciting travel industry

Students have three options:

    Basic Flight Attendant Certificate = 15 units

    Advanced Flight Attendant Certificate = 36 units (includes those courses completed for the Basic Certificate)

    Associate in Science Degree Flight Attendant = Advanced Certificate + General Education Requirements = 60 units

To earn the certificates, complete the required courses with a minimum grade of "C." At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. The Basic Certificate offers students a career ladder from which they may experience incremental success as they progress to an Advanced Certificate and/or to an Associate of Science Degree.  The “basic” designation is intended to make clear that Cypress College considers students with this certificate to be eligible for internships, but not necessarily ready for employment unless they have completed significant course work in another discipline (i.e., a B.S. degree). 

To earn an Associate in Science Degree, complete the Advanced Certificate identified below and the General Education Graduation Requirements outlined in the Cypress College Catalog.

Basic Flight Attendant CertificateProgram Code: 1K14404

Required Courses (all are 3 units except where noted):

ATC 101            Intro. to Travel Careers

ATC 102            Career Communication/Portfolio

ATC 183            Customer Care: Airline/Travel

ATC 174            Destinations: Americas/Europe

    Or ATC 175   Destinations: Africa/ Pacific

ATC 270            Airline Operations

    Or ATC 274   Passenger Services & Safety

                           Total Units Required for Basic Certificate:        15                          

Advanced Flight Attendant Certificate    Program Code: 1C03814

Core Requirements (All of the above courses are included in the Advanced Certificate and only need to be taken once)

ATC 50              Special Projects: Airline (to be taken twice)  2 units x 2

ATC 101            Intro. to Travel Careers

ATC 102            Career Communication/Portfolio

ATC 174            Destinations: Americas/Europe                         

ATC 175            Destinations: Africa/Pacific

ATC 182            Cultural Tourism

ATC 183            Customer Care: Airline/Travel

ATC 270            Airline Operations

ATC 274            Passenger Services & Safety

Select a minimum of eight (8) units from the electives below:

                         Total Units Required for Advanced Certificate:    36

Electives (select 8 units):                                                                   

ATC 112            Homeland Security  3 units

ATC 114            Investigative Documentation  3 

ATC 116            Aviation/Trans Security  3 

ATC 123            Travel Sales & Tour Operations  3 

ATC 126            Travel Management  3 

ATC 278            Public Relations: Service Ind.  3 

ATC 295            Airline/Travel Internship  3 

ATC 298            Airline/Travel Seminar  0.5 - 12 

ATC 299            Independent Study  0.5 - 2 

AVIA 100           Introduction to Aviation  3 

AVIA 132           Private Pilot  4 

PE 170              Self Defense  1 

PE 235              First Aid/CPR/Responding Emergency  3 

Associate in Science Degree:  Flight Attendant  Program Code: 1S03814 

Combine the above Advanced Certificate with the general education requirements outlined in the Cypress College Catalog. 60 units.

Notes: You may opt to “dual major” by applying some of these courses to the Travel Tourism or Airline Customer Services Degree/Certificate Programs.  Remember to apply for certificates/degrees/graduation at the beginning of your last semester.


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