It takes a team of sharp individuals to ensure the safe operation of commercial and private aircraft. Ground controllers, airfield operation specialists, development and enroute controllers, airport tower and terminal controllers and others work together to ensure the safe flow of air traffic in the skies.
Fortunately for job seekers, Texas incorporates over 380 public airports ? the nation's second-largest system. And predictions for growth are good. The federal government expects the aerospace industry to grow by 10 percent through 2016. The need for Air Traffic Controllers in Texas is expected to grow 26 percent in the same period. Pay and benefits are great too, as employees earn relatively high pay and good benefits.
Because the majority of today's FAA's Air Traffic Controllers face mandatory retirements over the next decade, there is a strong need for professionals in the field. That's why TSTC is offering a program in Air Traffic Control (ATC) through its Aircraft Pilot Training program that can lead to an associate degree.
The program will offer the basics in air traffic control, providing an advanced route into the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control Academy. The training will follow the FAA Air Traffic Basics curriculum, and the materials will be similarly matched.
Students achieving this degree can develop skills that meet or exceed all FAA ATC entry requirements. They will be backed by knowledgeable staff who have worked in this sector, including former FAA and military personnel and learn skills and knowledge provided by an advisory board comprised of industry experts.
Texas State Technical College