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Air Traffic Control

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Total Credits: 70 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

Air Traffic Control provides training in the application of non-radar/radar air traffic control procedures as well as control tower operator training and experience. CCBC provides students actual tower experience through training within our own student-operated tower.

This program is designed to prepare students aviation subjects related to ATC. The student will obtain flight instruction from one of the College’s approved fixed-based operators, who is also an FAA approved provider.

Associate Degree graduates in Air Traffic Control may look forward to a career as an air traffic control specialist with the federal government, private industry, or military services.  Additional opportunities exist in rapidly expanding fields of general and commercial aviation.

Prerequisites to entering the program include a current second-class medical certificate for ATC and no speech impediments. Contact the Aviation Sciences Division or your family physician for referral to a flight surgeon (aviation physician) in your locality. Physicians must be approved by the FAA in order to administer the required medical certificate. A person with a waiver for a medical certificate is required to consult with the Aviation Sciences division.  

Based on the size of the incoming class of ATC students, it may be necessary to divide the incoming class into 2 sub-groups and use the simultaneous 2-track flow system. If the 2-track flow system is used, the students will be ranked based on their 1st semester performance in the AVIC235 Air Traffic Control Procedures course. Students will then make a track selection between Option A or Option B program flow until successful completion of degree requirements. In accordance with college policy, military veterans are provided first opportunity for course/track selections.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of air traffic control procedures.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to label a ZAE airspace map and perform responsibilities of the radar and radar associate positions in the radar simulation lab.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to label a Pittsburgh airspace video map including sectored airspace with altitudes and frequencies along with demonstrating the ability to control moderate levels of air traffic both in the radar simulation lab and the live environment in the air traffic control tower.

Option A

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 235Air Traffic Control Procedures 3.00
AVIP 108Flight Lab I 2.00
AVIP 110Flight Theory 4.00
AVIP 123Aeronautical Knowledge 3.00
MATH 130College Algebra 3.00

Second Semester - 17 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 237Facility Rating I 5.00
AVIC 247Approach Control I 4.00
AVIP 109Flight Lab II 1.00
AVIP 121Aviation Meteorology 3.00
AVIP 136Theory of Instrument Flight 4.00

Third Semester - 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 238Facility Rating II 5.00
AVIC 248Approach Control II 4.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

SECOND YEAR

Fourth Semester - 14 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 251Non-Radar Lab 5.00
AVIP 101History of Aviation 3.00
AVIC 260ATC Internship 3.00
 Or 
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
AVIC 257Non-Radar Lecture 3.00

Fifth Semester - 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 258Radar Lecture 4.00
AVIC 256Radar Lab 5.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00

Option B

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 235Air Traffic Control Procedures 3.00
AVIP 108Flight Lab I 2.00
AVIP 110Flight Theory 4.00
AVIP 123Aeronautical Knowledge 3.00
MATH 130College Algebra 3.00

Second Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 257Non-Radar Lecture 3.00
AVIC 251Non-Radar Lab 5.00
AVIP 109Flight Lab II 1.00
AVIP 121Aviation Meteorology 3.00
AVIP 136Theory of Instrument Flight 4.00

Third Semester- 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 258Radar Lecture 4.00
AVIC 256Radar Lab 5.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

SECOND YEAR

Fourth Semester - 12 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 237Facility Rating I 5.00
AVIC 247Approach Control I 4.00
AVIP 101History of Aviation 3.00

Fifth Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
AVIC 238Facility Rating II 5.00
AVIC 248Approach Control II 4.00
AVIC 260ATC Internship 3.00
 OR 
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00