Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

(Also, see the link for New Students as well):

You may apply to the college, check the class schedule, enroll, and access the college catalog at the Cypress College website:  For additional enrollment questions, you may find the link to Admissions helpful: Admissions (includes out-of-state and  international students)

$46 per unit for CA Residents

(Subject to change: verify the latest fees at Cypress College Admissions site. Non-Residents and non-US Citizens will want to check the Admissions site for the latest tuition fees).

Other quick links:

Yes, we offer a mix of lecture, hybrid, and online classes. Please check the Cypress College Schedule under Aviation & Travel Careers.

The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Student Center and can be reached at 714.484.7015. The hours and contact information can be found at You may see any counselor or email a counselor at

You may visit the campus anytime. During the fall and spring semesters you may also want to make an appointment to meet with the Program Coordinator or Program Counselor Jane Jepson. It is best to make an appointment in advance by emailing them as follows:

Program Counselor Jane Jepson:

Department Coordinator Ed Valdez:

You and your guests are invited to join us for a one-hour presentation held before each semester begins. For the latest date, please click the open house link. You may also visit the campus anytime or make an appointment during the fall or spring semester.

Many airline positions like being a pilot or flight attendant require that you not have any felony convictions, DUIs, visible tattoos, extra piercings, etc.  Weight must be in proportion to your height and you must be in good physical shape. Please be sure to review the job requirements listed for each program before beginning a program of study to make sure you will be able to meet the minimum qualifications. Pilots will have to pass an FAA medical exam.

Yes, and it is free to students!

Tutoring Center ->

Free tutoring is available in a variety of subjects for all students enrolled in credit courses. Located in the Learning Resource Center, 1st floor. To make an appointment, drop by the Tutoring Appointment Desk, first floor. Telephone 714.484.7183.

In addition, during the fall and spring semester, the ATC Department provides free tutoring. Email Mary Ann at

No. We do not provide housing.

We are a ground school with flight simulators that offers credit by examination for flight training that students secure at local flight schools. The college also supports a flying team that competes with other aviation schools. For more detailed questions about how to become a pilot or the flying team, please contact Captain Valdez at

Yes. Cypress College offers up to 12 units of credit for students who already work in the industry with FAA certifications or veterans with related experience. Please see the Cypress College Catalog and the Department Coordinator for more details.

The ATC Program operates primarily during the fall and springs semesters. Although have limited staff on campus during the summer, we can be reached by email.


Note: The department is open during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer, please contact the division office M-Th from 8 am to 5:30 pm at 714-484-7231.


Technical Education Building 1, Rooms 210, 212
Cypress College, 9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630