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Air Traffic Control

The Associate in Science degree program with an area of study in Air Traffic Control is limited to students who have an FAA Control Tower Operator certification or an FAA Credential with Tower Rating. The degree is a 60-credit program.

AS, Air Traffic Control: Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 38
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 6
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
II. Area of Study: Air Traffic Control 21
A. Aerodynamics 3
B. Meteorology 3
C. Air Traffic Control
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Enroute Traffic Control
D. Air Traffic Control electives
  • Air Navigation Aids
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Communication Procedures
  • Enroute Traffic Control
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance
  • Flight Assistance Service
  • Navigation
  • Radar Fundamentals
E. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Electives 1
Total Credits 60
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the AS degree program with an area of study in Air Traffic Control and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 11
  • College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • Certification: FAA Control Tower Operator or FAA Credential with Tower Rating
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students options are completed by the license, depending on ratings

NOTE 1: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

NOTE 2: Some Areas of study require mathematics at the level of precalculus algebra and calculus.

Students may check the appropriateness of other courses by contacting the Office of Academic Advising.

Don Cucuzzella

Don CucuzzellaDonald Cucuzzella, assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our Aviation programs and helped design the University's Aviation Management degree.

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