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Air Traffic Control

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree 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. A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. The BS degree with an area of study in Air Traffic Control is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
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 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study 45
A. Aerodynamics 3
B. Aviation Weather 3
C. Navigation 3
D. Core Air Traffic Control
  • Flight Assistance Service
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Enroute Traffic Control
  • Facilities Operation and Management
E. Aviation Safety 3
F. Air Traffic Control Equipment
  • Air Navigation Aids
  • Radar Fundamentals
  • Air Traffic Control Computer System
G. Air Traffic Electives
  • Federal Air Regulations
  • Communications Procedures
  • Flight Training
  • Airport/Aviation Management
  • Air Transportation
  • Communication Electronics
  • Other Related Aviation Courses
H. Technical Core — AST: Current Trends and Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree 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. 20
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Physics I with Lab
  • Physics II with Lab
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Certification: FAA Control Tower Operator certification or FAA Credential with Tower Rating
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students’ areas of study are completed by the license, depending on the rating.

Note: 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.

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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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