MCTC's Air Traffic Control Training Program will prepare you in skills related to the aviation industry and to meet minimum standards for eligibility to enter the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control career field.
FAA Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan Targets Hiring of Nearly 12,000 New Controllers Over Next 10 Years.
You will start by learning basic aviation terms and how weather conditions are applied and interpreted in the aviation environment. Additional coursework will teach you to use the necessary rules and procedures to direct the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in the different air traffic facilities in the National Airspace System, including terminal and en route center environment.
You will study valuable human factors related to the career field and learn individual and group problem-solving techniques during complex air traffic control exercises. These will enable you to make sound decisions no matter what the situation.
You will receive extensive hands-on training to operate the computer and radar system in use today by the National Airspace System.
MCTC's three-semester program is an FAA approved Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program specifically designed to offer students foundational air traffic control training and general aviation education.
To become employed by the FAA, graduates of this program must meet FAA requirements, be U.S. citizens, meet the FAA age restriction, and provide proof of meeting FAA medical standards. The FAA also requires all students to take and receive a satisfactory score on the FAA pre-employment examination, pass a security background screen, and obtain a college recommendation.
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