In partnership with Green River College, Olympic College is hosting classes for an AAS in Aviation Technology. The Aviation Technology program will prepare students for a career as an Airline Dispatcher. The AAS program directly transfers into the Bachelor of Applied Science – Aeronautical Science degree program which will qualify students for the 1000-hour restricted ATP (if students have an interest in becoming a pilot) and also allow students who were too young to test for the FAA Aircraft Dispatchers Certificate at the completion of AVIA 265 to requalify for testing.
Program Modality: This program will have a mix of in person classes taught at Olympic College and/or Avian Flight school as well as some classes taught online
Steps to Getting Started
- Apply online to Green River College: www.greenriver.edu
- Apply online to Olympic College: www.olympic.edu
- Organize funding (see section below)
- Submit transcripts to Green River College for all previously attended colleges and universities
- Email email@example.com for the program application
- Attend the new student orientations for each college
- Make sure you have your Student ID and Pin number for registration
Submit your FAFSA to Green River College. There is no need to also submit a FAFSA to Olympic College as GRC will be the college “hosting your funds”. Each quarter you will need to email a copy of your Olympic College schedule to Oksana Gorkovets firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consortium agreement for funding. This allows you to receive funding as if you are a full time student even though you are only enrolled part time at each college.
Your high school counselor will need to fill out two separate EVF forms – one for each college. They will need to mark down how many credits you are eligible for at each college.
This program is not eligible for Post 9/11 VA funding. If you have questions about your VA funding and having it count towards this degree please contact Katie Dailey at email@example.com
Required & Prerequisite Courses
All graduates of this program will be qualified to enter Green River College’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Aeronautical Science. The BAS program at Green River College is an additional 6 quarters (90 credits) of fully online coursework.
FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Practical Test Requirements: Minimum age to take the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Practical Test is 21 years old. Students must take the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Practical Test within 90 days after completing AVIA 265. They must be at least 21 years old to take the FAA written and practical test. If a student will not be 21 at that time, they can take an elective course once enrolled in the BAS – Aeronautical Science program (1-2 years later) that will also qualify them to take the test within 90 days of course completion.