Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College, Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Top college in Orange County that offers pilot training program


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet

Piper and Cessna


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, High School Graduate, Pass Medical Examination

Orange Coast College (OCC) is the top college in Orange County. It was established in 1947 and offers over 135 academic and career programs.

OCC is located in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

Pilot Training Courses offered by Orange Coast College:
  • A.S. Degree in Aviation Science
Why should you pick Orange Coast College for your Pilot Training:

Training is done using Piper and Cessna aircraft and four advanced aviation training devices (flight simulators). The pilot training program is tailored, especially for someone who have no prior experience or training. Moreover, your flight training is also a customized schedule between you and your flight instructor.

Completion of pilot training takes 18 to 24 months. Training costs may be up to 30 percent lower than other training institutions in the Orange County area. Lab courses are available, specific to training in flight simulators, so that students may spend time with a dedicated flight instructor to gain as much as 20 hours for their instrument rating and 50 hours for the commercial rating.​​​

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