AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
The UAA Air Traffic Control program 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.
UAA has no restrictions on age or physical condition of students to participate in the degree program. However, students desiring employment with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should be aware of employment requirements:
- Most applicants must apply for employment with the FAA prior to their 31st birthday to be eligible for consideration. Certain exceptions may apply for those with previous ATC experience.
- Medical Certificate is required per FAR 65.49 and 67 Subpart C.
- For employment considerations with the FAA, students must receive a PASS score on the Air Traffic-Selection and Training (ATSAT) examination administered by the FAA. 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.”