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Air Traffic Control Enroute

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Total Credits: 62/63

This program provides training in the application of non-radar/radar en-route air traffic control procedures, and is designed to prepare students to meet FAA hiring qualifications. Flight instruction is provided by one of the College's approved fixed-based operators who are FAA and VA approved providers.

Graduates will look forward to careers as air traffic control specialists with the federal government. Pre-requisites to entering the program include:

  • Current second-class medical certificate for ATC
  • No speech impediments

Contact the Aviation Sciences Division or your family physician for referral to a flight surgeon (aviation physician) in your locality.

First Year

First Semester - 16/17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIP 106
Private Pilot
3.00
This course includes actual flying experience with an FAA approved fixed base operator. Students will receive a minimum of 60 hours in flight instruction including dual, solo and briefing. Successful completion will result in receipt of the Private Pilot/Airplane certificate (no limitations). Persons wishing to receive credit for previous flight time must make arrangements with the coordinator of the program. Students are required to have a valid second class medical certificate to enroll in this course. 0-6-3
 
OR
 
AVIP 103
Recreational Pilot
3.00
This course includes the actual flying experience with FAA approved fixed base operators. Students will receive a minimum of 30 hours of instruction including dual, solo, and briefing. Successful completion will result in receipt of the Recreational Pilot Certificate. Persons wishing to receive credit for previous flying must make arrangements with the coordinator of the program. Students are required to have a valid second class medical certificate to enroll in this course.
AVIP 110
Flight Theory
4.00
The principles of flight, basics of air traffic control, weather facts, navigational procedures and airplane operations as pertinent to the Private/Recreational Pilot Certificate are studied. Upon successful completion of this course,(as defined by a grade of 80% or better) the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. Corequisite: AVIP123 (4-0-4)
AVIP 123
Aeronautical Knowledge
3.00
This course is designed to provide the basis for Air Traffic Control Training. The student will learn the language of air traffic controllers, and will become familiar with the operating principles of navigational equipment pertinent to pilots and controllers. Corequisite: AVIP110
MATH 130
College Algebra
3.00
The functional approach to algebra is stressed with attention to the properties of the real number system; linear functions and equations; exponents; radicals; functions; systems of equations; complex numbers; and quadratic equations. Additional topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor Prerequisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS020 Improvement of Math Skills and DEVS021 Fundamentals of Algebra if required; permission of the Division Director.(3-0-3)
 
OR
 
PHYS 105
Physical Science
4.00
This is an introductory course in Physical Science emphasizing the Physics and Astronomy aspects of a Physical Science curriculum. Students will be introduced to basic concepts that will give them a grasp of the fundamental quantities used in building models of physical reality.
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. 3-0-3 Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director.

Second Semester - 17 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIC 236
Air Traffic Control Procedures
4.00
Procedures for conducting control of air traffic are emphasized. Procedural use of regulations and basic air traffic control procedures are covered, such as aviation terms, definitions and abbreviations; general procedures, weather information, radio communications, including proper phraseology and descriptions, altimetry, flight progress strips and their markings, abbreviations and symbols; airport traffic control procedures, instrument operations, special VFR procedures, radar operations and emergency procedures. 4-0-4 Prerequisite: AVIP110 and AVIP123
AVIP 121
Aviation Meteorology
3.00
This course places special emphasis on interpretation of meteorology phenomena affecting aircraft; basic concepts of aviation meteorology; temperature, pressure, moisture, stability, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, icing and fog. The course covers analysis and use of weather data for flight planning and safe flying; interpretation of weather maps, reports and forecasts. Prerequisite: AVIP110 Corequisite: AVIP136 3-0-3
AVIP 136
Theory of Instrument Flight
4.00
This course includes basic radio fundamentals as used by instrument pilot and the air traffic controller. A description and practical use of various radio aids to safe aerial navigation, including VOR, ILS, ADF, GPS and others are taught. Instrument charts and instrument approach charts are adapted to radio navigation and the application of the Aeronautical Information Manual is studied. Upon successful completion of this course (as defined by a grade of 80% or better), the student will receive an endorsement to take the FAA knowledge exam in the department for an additional fee. 4-0-4 Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of AVIP110/AVIP123 Co-Requisite: AVIP121
LITR 210
Concepts of Literature
3.00
This course introduces students to the three major forms of literary expression: fiction, poetry, and drama. Significant works from each form will be analyzed to reveal creative techniques, how they represent an author’s time, and how they reflect today’s human condition.
 
Social Science Elective
3.00
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Second Year

Third Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIC 250
Non-Radar Lecture
5.00
Designed specifically for students who desire to become air traffic controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this course addresses the theory and mechanics of enroute (Air Route Traffic Control Center) non-radar procedures. Included are airspace environment, strip preparation, strip marking, methods and procedures, coordination requirements and phraseology, and separation rules used in the enroute ATC environment. 5-0-5 Prerequisite: successful completion of ALL required ATC AVIC/AVIP 1st and 2nd semester aviation courseware except AVIP103/106. Co-Requisitie: Enroute Non-Radar Lab
AVIC 251
Non-Radar Lab
5.00
Designed specifically for students who desire to become air traffic controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this course addresses the basic application of en-route (Air Route Traffic Control Center) procedures in a simulated en-route non-radar ATC environment. Included are strip marking methods and procedures, coordination requirements and phraseology, and the practical application on non-radar separation rules. 0-15-5 Prerequisite: Successful completion of ALL required ATC AVIC/AVIP 1st and 2nd semester aviation courseware except AVIP103/106. Co-Requisite: En-route Non-Radar Lecture
PHIL 205
Logic
3.00
This course provides a clear understanding of the basic concepts and methods of Logic. These include truth, inference, validity, and the formation of ideas; assertions; and evaluative expressions about the world. To aid the student, the topic of Logic is placed within the need for rational communication, whether it is needed to reach agreement, to resolve a dispute, to take decisive action, or simply to come to a common understanding. 3-0-3
 
Social Science Elective
3.00
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Fourth Semester - 13 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
AVIC 255
Radar Lecture
5.00
Designed specifically for students who desire to become air traffic controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this course address the theory and mechanics of en-route (Air Route Traffic Control Center) radar procedures. Included are airspace environment, strip marking methods and procedures, coordination requirements and phraseology, and separation rules used in the en-route ATC Environment. 5-0-5 Prerequisite: Successfull completion of ALL required ATC AVIP/AVIC 1st through 3rd semester aviation courseware. Co-Requisite: En-Route Radar Lab (AVIC256)
AVIC 256
Radar Lab
5.00
After initial review of the subjects addressed in the preceding semesters, students will participate in simulated en-route air traffic control exercises designed to develop advanced skills in the application of procedures pertinent to en-route facility operations. The exercises will increase in both volume and complexity as the semester progresses. Throughout the course, student performance is evaluated by the instructors. 0-15-5 Prerequisite: Successful completion of ALL required AVIC/AVIP 1st through 3rd semester aviation courseware. Co-Requisite: En-Route Radar Lecture (AVIC255)
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 3-0-3