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Metropolitan State College of Denver Review


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Metropolitan State College of Denver Review

Posted by: Romeo Lima on 02-13-2009
Hi Ladies and Gentleman,
I am a current student in the Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD) C.T.I. Air Traffic Control Program. I will post the official program requirements here in a few seconds, but first, here are the basics. The degree at MSCD is a four year bachelor degree, and also, a basic requirement is a minor in a minor of your choice. The school does have somewhere around five air traffic simulators, enough to get the job done. The ATC instruction staff is excellent as they have real world experience, and some of whom i know are currently working jobs at Denver center and instruct in their off time. All of the other aviation related instructors for other required classes thus far are exceptional, they know their stuff, and they convey it well to the class in a very professional manner. As for the requirements, well, here they are:

AIR TRAFFIC COLLEGIATE TRAINING INITIATIVE (AT-CTI)
MSCD?s Aviation and Aerospace Science Department is an FAA designated AT-CTI Program - part of the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative which provides a pathway to a career as an FAA air traffic controller. Students successfully completing an AT-CTI program and who are recommended to the FAA by the AT-CTI school receive preferential hiring consideration, as do those with military air traffic control experience.
FAA hiring requirements under the AT-CTI program include:
? completing an FAA approved AT-CTI Program
? receiving a degree from an FAA approved AT-CTI school
? receiving a recommendation from an authorized AT-CTI school official (MSCD requires completion of all required AT-CTI courses with a ?B? average and completion of an MSCD knowledge exam with a minimum score of 70%)
? holding U.S. citizenship
? attaining a score of 70% or above on the FAA Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) test battery (in addition to the MSCD administered knowledge exam)
? being less that 31 years of age when starting duty in an FAA terminal or en route facility
? meeting FAA medical, security, and suitability requirements
? successfully completing an interview to determine whether the candidate possesses the personal characteristics needed for air traffic control work
? being able to speak English clearly enough to be understood over radios, intercoms, and similar communications equipment
Neither completing MSCD?s AT-CTI Program, receiving a recommendation to the FAA from MSCD, nor passing the AT-SAT test battery, guarantees an employment offer from the FAA.
For the courses required for the AT-CTI program, see p. 16. Enrollment in the AT-CTI Program requires completion of special forms. Contact Professor Simmons.
NOTE: AT- CTI for ATV4, ATV5 and ATV3 Majors
ATV 4 and ATV5 majors who complete the ATV4 (p. 12) or ATV5 (p. 13) curriculum plus AES 2200 Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control and AES 4100 Advanced Air Traffic Control and who comply with all the policies and procedures of the AT-CTI Program will have completed the AT-CTI curriculum and will be eligible to be recommended to the FAA for possible hiring as an air traffic controller. ATV3 majors must complete AES 1800, AES 2710, and AES 3460 and AES 2200 and AES 4100 as part of their 29 semester hours of electives (p. 14) to complete the AT-CTI program.

These requirements are also available on Where Success Begins With You | Metropolitan State College of Denver under the prospective students tab then under majors and minors under the aviation and aerospace science link.

The program is very new, so im sure there are a few outstanding kinks to work out, however, thus far i am happy to be attending school here and feel i will find my way into the air traffic field from the foundation im building. The contact the AT-CTI program is Dr. James Simmons at MSCD. Any questions just ask, i willt ry to answet them to the best of my knowledge.

Cheers, Ryan