Embry-Riddle is at the Forefront of Air Traffic Management Education Worldwide; Come Learn from Professionals
Read a career story about our program and a few grads working as air traffic controllers.
If you?ve dreamed of being in air traffic control, you won't find a better starting place than Embry-Riddle's program.
As one of the few FAA-approved air traffic control programs in the country, we?ll put you on the cutting edge of system changes now on the horizon that will introduce new methods and means for managing the world?s aviation arteries.
You?ll study in state-of-the-art facilities with professors who have actually worked as air traffic controllers. Embry-Riddle's Air Traffic Control Simulation Laboratory is the largest interactive air traffic control laboratory in the United States with the most advanced equipment available. (note: Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) are used interchangebly on this page but the official name of the degree is Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management.)
Embry-Riddle is one of only 23 approved ATC training schools under the FAA?s Collegiate Training Initiative. The combination of our faculty and top-of-the-line lab equipment, as a graduate you will have a decided edge. This fast-paced, exciting field offers exceptional opportunity with earning potential that will surprise you. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level ATC manager positions. Most jobs will be with the U.S. government or military.
As a student in an aviation-focused program, you'll become familiar with Embry-Riddle's new Aviation Sciences Building, completed in 2002. Here you'll have access to the heart of the largest aeronautical science program in the nation.
You'll learn from a unique combination of faculty with broad and outstanding expertise, and technology that address the most pressing challenges facing aviation today: unprecedented passenger growth, frequent flight delays, security concerns, congested airport runways, aging aircraft, and outdated computer systems.
Job Outlook Great
* 85 percent of U.S. air traffic controllers (14,000) will be eligible for retirement over the next decade
* Controllers are among the highest paid in government service
* Graduates of this program will have a decided advantage in these jobs
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