Question: I want to enroll in your flight lab class but it says I need instructor permission. How do I get permission.
Answer: To begin you must as a minimum be enrolled in one of our ground school classes, appropriate to the flight license sought, for flight lab eligibility. Your enrollment in a ground school class will be verified by the flight lab coordinator on the first meeting of the semester. You may register for the flight lab you desire, however, if you are not enrolled, or have been enrolled in one of our ground schools, you will be dropped from the flight lab course.
Question: I already have my Private Pilot's License. Can I get credit for ground schools and any other courses?
Answer: We do not grant credit for aeronautical experience and ratings. If you attended ground school at an accredited college or university you may apply for transfer credit. The program coordinator will need to review your official transcript and the course outline of the class you took prior to approval. Ground schools taken through commercial flight schools are not eligible for transfer credit. Completion of any FAA written exam does not qualify for credit.
Question: Do you provide training all the way through Commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor?
Question: Can I use my VA Benefits to pay for flight training?
Answer: Yes. Orange Coast College is currently one of the very few institutions of higher learning with a program designed for Veterans using Post 9/11 benefits. Our FAR Part 141 approved curriculum is taught through college accredited flight lab courses. Regulations for VA approval for flight training is constantly changing. Please visit or call the VA Department at OCC to see if your flight training needs will be supported.
Question: Can I use financial aid to pay for flight training?
Answer: You will need to declare Aviation Science your major area of study. You will also have to sign up for the Certificate of Acheivement or A.S. Degree in Aviation Science to be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid may not be available for individual courses without a plan to graduate with a certificate or degree in Aviation Science. Final approval will only be through the financial aid office. Please see our financial aid representatives for current information regarding this area of study.
Question: Is the program impacted and how do I apply?
The program is not impacted however flight lab admission is limited. You can satisfy degree requirements without completing the flight lab electives, however flight lab electives are required for licensing. To apply for the program follow the normal college application and enrollment process.