Flight Attendant Program Overview

Cypress College has been successfully training flight attendants since 1967. Our students work for all of the major airlines throughout the world. You will receive important tips from industry professionals about how to be successful in the competitive hiring process, in the FAA mandated training, and in advancing your career. You will learn about airline terminology and operations, passenger service and safety, Federal Aviation Regulations, cultural tourism, travel resources, international documentation, first aid, CPR/AED, and emergency procedures.

In short, we have three primary goals:

  • To prepare you to be successful in the competitive hiring process
  • To prepare you to pass the rigorous training requirements and FAA exams
  • To provide college credit toward certificates, degrees, and transfer that will prepare you for career advancement opportunities
What are my options? How long will it take?
  • Basic Flight Attendant Certificate: 18 units (1-2 semesters)
  • Advanced Flight Attendant Certificate: 35 units (2-3 semesters)
  • Flight Attendant Associate in Science Degree: 60 units  (2 years)
How much will it cost? How much financial aid can I get?
What is the job and salary outlook?

Flight Attendant

Where do students work?

At all major airlines, including Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, Compass, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, SkyWest, Southwest, United, and more!

Contact Information

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* If you will be taking general education classes toward a degree, you’ll want to take the placement tests, but these tests are not necessary to start this program.

Note: Students may receive course credit for FAA certifications or military experience toward their degree. Please see the Credit by Examination section of the Cypress College Catalog and meet with the Department Coordinator.