Air traffic control specialists guide aircraft to ensure a safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of aircraft traffic both on the ground and in the air. The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management is designed to provide a technical foundation in air traffic control procedures and operations. Students gain a background in aircraft operations, management skills, and business principles through a variety of course work specific to air traffic control. This program is designed for students who are seriously interested in becoming air traffic controllers.
Additional Program Fee: Yes
Second Language Requirement: No
It is estimated that the FAA will hire approximately 15,000 air traffic controllers in the next ten years. Increases in the volume of air traffic will require more controllers to handle the additional work. New computerized systems will assist controllers by automatically making many of the routine decisions. This will allow controllers to handle more traffic, thus increasing their productivity. Despite the obvious demand for new controllers in the immediate future, competition to get into the FAA-approved training programs is expected to remain intense, as there generally are many more applicants trying to get into the schools than there are openings. However, graduates from this program have an excellent opportunity of being hired as air traffic controllers.
This major has additional admission requirements including Federal Aviation Administration requirements. Students who do not have US citizenship status cannot be admitted to the program. Students will be admitted to the pre-professional status and then complete additional requirements for admission to the professional program.