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 with professors who have actually worked as air traffic controllers. You will have the opportunity to study in Embry-Riddle's Air Traffic Control Simulation Laboratory. Embry-Riddle’s ATC Lab was custom built and designed for our specific needs and includes both Tower and Radar simulation. An expansion and upgrade of the ATC Lab was completed in August 2011.
Embry-Riddle offers a Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management or you have the option of several other aviation degrees with a minor in Air Traffic Control. Successful completion of either option meets all FAA requirements for employment as an Air Traffic Controller.
(note: Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) are used interchangeably on this page but the official name of the degree is Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management.)
Embry-Riddle is one of the FAA’s approved ATC training schools under the FAA's Collegiate Training Initiative. 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 positions. Most jobs will be with the U.S. government or military.
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passenger growth, frequent flight delays, security concerns, congested airport runways, aging aircraft, and outdated computer systems.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
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, AZ