ATCM 1200 Introduction to Air Traffic Control

The student will experience entry-level Air Traffic Control coursework leading into a degree sequence that covers aspects of the terminal and en route options within the ATC profession. This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the U.S. air traffic control system and develops content knowledge in the following areas: (a) the Federal Aviation Administration, its mission, organization, and operation; (b) the air traffic control career; (c) navigational aids, current and future; (d) airspace; (e) communications; (f) federal aviation regulations; (g) ATC procedures; (h) rudimentary control tower operations; (I) rudimentary non-radar operations; (j) rudimentary radar operations; and (k) future air traffic control systems. The course also provides essential information that is useful for pilots and other aviation professionals. Students must receive a recommendation from the ATC staff in order to be considered for appointment to the FAA under the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI). The FAA recommendation process is a combination of performance and attitude. The basis of an ATC staff recommendation consists of a minimum GPA of 2.5, and a comprehensive CTI exam which has a minimum passing score directly related to of 80%. Students also will be judged on their professionalism and class attendance. Students may receive passing grades in all their courses while not receiving a recommendation from the ATC staff.


3 credits

Lecture Hours

3 hours