Flight attendants can be found on just about every passenger airline. It's the flight attendant's job to make sure that all passengers have a safe and comfortable flying experience. While no formal training is necessary to become a flight attendant, there are community colleges that offer flight attendant programs. Many flight attendants have education in a related field, such as aviation management, hospitality or tourism.
Mercer County Community College
Mercer County Community College offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Aviation Customer Relations. In this program, students learn the basics of the aviation industry with a focus on customer service. Students need a high school diploma to qualify for the program.
1200 Old Trenton Road, P.O. Box B Trenton, NJ 08690 609-586-4800 www.mccc.edu
Bergen Community College
Bergen Community College offers students a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Hospitality Management. Students learn management and business practices, accounting and customer relations. Students graduating from this program will have an understanding of customer service in a hospitality-based industry. Students need a high school diploma to enroll in this program.
400 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07652 201-447-7100 www.bergen.edu
Union County College
Union County College offers a two-year diploma in Hospitality Management. In this program, students take courses in management, accounting, customer service, technology and language arts, giving them a well-rounded, customer service-oriented program of study that will be of help to them in their career as a flight attendant.
1033 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016 908-709-7000 www.ucc.edu
Tara Rowley has been writing professionally since 2007. She has published articles in many local newspapers, including the "Brant News." She has an honors Bachelor of Arts in English and comparative literature from McMaster University, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario.