Associate of Applied Science in Air Traffic Control
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Air Traffic Control prepares students for hire at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Training Academy. The AAS in Air Traffic Control also prepares students to take the FAA Flight Dispatcher exam and prepares them for entry-level jobs in the flight dispatch field.
The AAS in Air Traffic Control constitutes the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology.
UAA has no restrictions on age or physical condition of students. However, students desiring employment with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should be aware of employment requirements:
Medical Certificate is required as depicted in FAR 65.49 and 67 Subpart C.
Thirty-year-old maximum age restriction for students anticipating employment in terminal or en route options.
Students must receive a PASS score on the selection screening examination administered by the FAA, but this is subject to change. The examination provides a systematic process for continued enhancement of air traffic selection and training by testing candidates for recognition and cognitive skills required in the air traffic specialty and to identify the “composite controller.”