Are you ready to fly? Imagine yourself in the cockpit, heading for the clouds. Become a professional pilot, aircraft dispatcher or flight operations specialist through OCC Career Advantage. Our pilot training programs can meet the individual goals and needs of students from beginners without flying experience, to those with some training and experience. Learn to operate single and multi-engine aircraft through our certificate program, or earn an associate degree.
We also offer a number of certificates in specialized areas and prepare you to fly for charter and commercial airlines, corporations and government agencies. Or prepare to fly drones with FAA Part 107 training and learn programming and other drone essentials through our UAS/UAV Technology program. If you enjoy aviation but are looking for a less costly alternative to flight school, we offer an educational track that trains you for supporting careers in aviation, like aircraft dispatch. Commercial pilots in California earn a median income of $92,164. So start planning your take-off – read on to learn more about your options in aviation science at OCC.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Private Pilot Aviation Ground School
Basic Air Transportation
Introduction to Flight Operations
Advanced Aircraft & Engines
Did you know?
More than 12 million U.S. jobs are projected by 2018 in transportation, distribution and logistics, according to the Association for Career and Technical Education.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in aviation. Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Other Programs That Might Interest You
Complete a certificate of achievement or earn an associate degree to prepare for a career at sea.
Choose from two certificate programs to prepare for a career in air travel, including as a flight attendant
Choose from six certificate programs that prepare you for a career in aviation maintenance or build your skills
Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
Christina Anchondo, M.S.
CTE Outreach Specialist
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and