Thank you for your interest in the AT-CTI program at MTSU. We are one of fourteen schools throughout the country that are participating in the Federal Aviation Administration?s AT-CTI program designed to prepare young men and women like yourself to attend the FAA Training Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and become an Air Traffic Controller. THANKS FOR CHOOSING US!
We have prepared this information to answer your questions and help guide you on your journey to MTSU and beyond. There are an increasing number of controllers that are reaching retirement age. Because of this there is a growing demand for highly-skilled people to take their place and develop the future of air traffic in the United States. To complete the AT-CTI program you must complete the courses necessary to receive a Bachelor?s degree in any of the five concentrations offered or one of the two Master?s degree programs.
The Air Traffic Control program at Middle Tennessee State University prepares students for employment in air traffic control careers. This program can be added to each of the five undergraduate degrees or one of the two graduate degrees. The Air Traffic Control Program will offer instruction in: aviation weather, radar environment, air traffic control regulations, ATC training using MTSU?s RADAR simulators, and practice controlling airplanes in a lab. There are optional tours throughout the year of Nashville (BNA) tower and Memphis (ZME) and Atlanta (ZTL) Air Route Traffic Control Centers.
The Federal Aviation Administration has designated Middle Tennessee State University as a Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program, one of fourteen throughout the United States. Students with no prior college experience should begin course work in the fall semester. However, new and transfer students may begin taking classes at the beginning of the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Early registration is strongly recommended.
MTSU has no restrictions on age or physical condition of students entering the program. However, students desiring employment with the Federal Aviation Administration should be aware of FAA employment requirements, such as:
- Air traffic control specialist medical examination
- 31-year-old maximum age restriction for students anticipating employment in terminal or enroute options.