Air Traffic Control, Associate of Applied Science

Air traffic control professionals utilize knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, radar theory and radar systems, federal regulations, the US air traffic control system, as well as navigation methods within the National Airspace System. The AAS degree prepares students for the technical requirements of the air traffic control profession, and for entry into the FAA Academy. At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, including methods of air and ground navigation within the National Airspace System.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of weather and atmospheric processes and how weather phenomenon affects aviation operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between federal regulations, FAA publications, and the U.S. air traffic control system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of aircraft separation in radar, nonradar, and terminal environments, as well as operating techniques of air traffic control facilities in visual and instrument conditions

 

Aviation Technology, Air Traffic Control Emphasis - Bachelor of Science

Air traffic control professionals utilize knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, radar theory and radar systems, federal regulations, the US air traffic control system, as well as navigation methods within the National Airspace System. The Bachelor of Science in aviation technology prepares students not only for the technical requirements of air traffic control, but also for the organizational, human relations, and managerial demands. The Federal Aviation Administration Recommendation for Employment and Special Considerations contained in the Associate of Applied Science, air traffic control apply to this emphasis. At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  •  Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of aircraft operating limitations and performance, including methods of air and ground navigation within the National Airspace System.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of weather and atmospheric processes,and how each affect the air traffic control system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Federal Regulations and the U.S. air traffic control system interactions, including FAA publications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of aircraft separation in radar, nonradar, and terminal environments, as well as operating techniques of air traffic control facilities in visual and instrument conditions.
  • Demonstrate awareness of air traffic control industry trends, future developments, global implications, and current management practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the aviation industry.