CCBC is the only college in the United States with an on-site air traffic control tower. You'll have hands-on experience training in an environment that will prepare you for professional work.
You'll also have a chance to utilize the new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Simulation System made by Gallium Visual Systems, Inc. This equipment is used for the training needs of our terminal and enroute ATC programs. It provides students with state-of-the art technology consistent with the updated training mandates from the FAA.
Why should I choose the Community College of Beaver County?
- CCBC is an FAA certified Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) college with thirty years of experience in training Air Traffic Controllers
- CCBC offers the opportunity of on-the-job training in the control tower at Beaver County Airport (BVI)
- New state of the art radar simulation systems
- CCBC has placed over 1.000 controllers in the FAA workforce since 1978
CCBC's Air Traffic Control Terminal program provides training in the application of non-radar/radar air traffic control procedures as well as control tower operator training and experience.
As one of the top aviation programs in the nation, CCBC is also the only community college with a student-operated control tower so you will get actual tower experience and training.
Flight instruction is provided by college approved fixed-based operators, FAA and VA approved flight schools.
Graduates will look forward to a career as an air traffic control specialist with the federal government, private industry, or military services. Additional opportunities exist in the rapidly expanding fields of general and commercial aviation.
Pre-requisites for 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 aviation physicians in your area.