This program provides students with the knowledge necessary to pursue a career as an air traffic manager. Students will work with highly qualified instructors and train on sophisticated air traffic simulators. Students will be trained to pass the FAA written examination and upon selection, progress as an entry level air traffic manager. All core courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better.
Important Note: Prior to selecting the Air Traffic Control concentration, the student must meet with the program chair to determine eligibility. The Federal Aviation Administration imposes specific conditions and requirements upon all prospective controllers and employees. In addition, while students will receive extensive training in air traffic management, they must also pass the Air Traffic Selection and Training Test Battery (ATSAT), a rigorous physical exam, a drug test, and an intensive security, and background investigation before employment with the FAA can be pursued.
This program requires a minimum of 121 semester hours for completion with 40 credit hours are devoted to core curriculum courses; 51 credit hours of Aviation/Air Traffic courses; and 30 credit hours of additional required courses and open electives.