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University of Alaska

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University of Alaska

3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska
99508

1 (907) 786-1800

About University of Alaska

The FAA ranked the University of Alaska Anchorage program 3rd out of 23 approved College Training Initiative (CTI) Air Traffic Control (ATC) schools.


The UAA Air Traffic Control program enables our students to master their ATC skill set prior to attending the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. To accomplish this, our ATC Tower, Approach and En Route Radar labs only accept 4 to 8 students in each lab session, providing the student a high level of individual attention.

To date, the UAA Air Traffic Control program has graduated over 400 students and more than 99% have successfully completed the FAA Academy after graduation.UAA has an option to match your preparation and background:

EIGHTEEN MONTH PROGRAM: To be eligible for the 18 month program, you must place into freshman English, and elementary algebra either through SAT/ACT scores or by taking the ACCUPLACER test (offered at UAA). AAS in Air Traffic Control progam information. * If you begin in the summer semester (end of May each year), you can graduate in December of the following year (about 1 ? years).*

TWO YEAR PROGRAM: This program accommodates the beginning college student. You may start in summer, fall, or spring semesters and graduate in two years. *

FOUR YEAR PROGRAM: UAA offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology, with an emphasis in Air Traffic Control. All ATC courses required for the AAS (two-year) degree are also required for the BS degree. This makes an easy transition from the AAS to the BS degree. The FAA does not differentiate between two or four-year degrees for initial employment as an Air Traffic Controller. However, many of our students recognize they may wish to work as a manager or trainer in the future and continue on with the BS degree after completion of the AAS degree.

*Because we restrict the number of students in our ATC labs to 40 each semester, you must obtain prior approval from the Aviation Academic Advisor before final acceptance is given into the 12, 18, and 24-month programs. Please make an advising appointment by calling 907-786-7200 or 907-786-7205.



The Air Traffic Control program prepares students for employment in air traffic control careers. Areas of study include; aviation weather, radar environment, air traffic control regulations, ATC training using UAA's TOWER and RADAR simulators, and practice controlling airplanes in a lab.

Students with no prior air traffic background should begin course work in the fall semester. Early registration is strongly recommended. The Federal Aviation Administration has designated University of Alaska Anchorage as a Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program, enhancing the competitiveness of our graduates.

This program is equipped with state-of-the-art simulation equipment in both terminal & enroute radar control and tower operations.

UAA has no restrictions on age or physical condition of students entering into 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.

Students may choose between two academic programs; associate of applied science degree and bachelor of science degree. Prospective students are required to read our CTI information before contacting us for academic advising on the Air Traffic Control program. This document will give you a greater understanding of our program and make your academic advising easier.

It is also very important to follow all our recommendations once you become a student to ensure your academic and professional career progress as expected. Please read and fully understand our ATC Student Responsibilities document.

Air Traffic Control

Associate of Applied Science
This is a 2-year degree requiring 60 credits to complete, 15 of which also meet AAS general degree requirements. For a full program listing, please download our AAS in Air Traffic Control program information PDF.Upon graduation in the associate of applied science degree, you will be able to:

* Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of aircraft operating limitations and performance, including methods of air and ground navigation within the National Airspace system.
* Demonstrate knowledge of weather and atmospheric processes, and how each affect the air traffic control system.
* Demonstrate knowledge of Federal Regulations and the U.S. air traffic control system interactions, including FAA publications.
* Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of aircraft separation in radar, non-radar, and terminal environments, as well as operating techniques of ATC facilities in visual and instrument conditions.

Air Traffic Control

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology - Air Traffic Control
This is a 4-year degree requiring 122 credits to complete, including General Education Requirements for baccalaureate degrees and aviation specific courses. You may download the degree checklist, ane the degree sequence checklist which will come to good use when you discuss your academic plans with our advisor.

Upon graduation in the bachelor of science degree, you will be able to

* Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of aircraft operating limitations and performance, including methods of air and ground navigation within the National Airspace system.
* Demonstrate knowledge of weather and atmospheric processes, and how each affect the air traffic control system.
* Demonstrate knowledge of Federal Regulations and the U.S. air traffic control system interactions, including FAA publications.
* Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of aircraft separation in radar, non-radar, and terminal environments, as well as operating techniques of ATC facilities in visual and instrument conditions.
* Demonstrate awareness of ATC industry trends, future developments, global implications, and current management practices and techniques.
* Demonstrate broad knowledge of the aviation industry.


University of Alaska Reviews

  1. Re: University of Alaska - ATC Housing Review

    Review by: Archives
    Reviewed on:08-04-2013
    Rating: 4
    This rating is carried over from the previous rating system.

    StuckMic previously had a method of rating the AT-CTI Schools on 4 pieces of criteria which included:

    Curriculum
    Price
    Teaching Staff
    Nearby Activities

    To transfer over the previous ratings to the new system, which allows the user to rate the school based on a 5 star rating system used by hotels, restaurants and other large establishments, we first added up the ratings for each provider under the old system and then divided that by 4. (This is basic math averaging.) We then took that number and rounded it to the nearest .5 and that became the single digit number we used to start the new rating system.

    The archived reviews display the previous ratings as well as the average rating based on the previous entries. The archived reviews are very relevant to the AT-CTI Schools listed and were the primary source of rating for almost 5 years.
  2. Re: University of Alaska - ATC Housing Review

    Review by: lmd
    Reviewed on:04-18-2015
    Rating: 5
    Curriculum:
    Very straight forward and informative. We were taught the regulations and then got to practice the rules, procedures, regs, and the rest of our learning in our small simulator sessions.

    Price:
    Pretty expensive if you aren't from in state... but what school isn't.

    Teaching Staff:
    The best in the biz! The professors were all recently retired controllers or managers of centers and towers alike. The class sizes were small so it allowed for a lot of one on one time in the simulators or in the classroom. These professors genuinely care about their students' success. They bent over backwards for everyone to understand the material.

    Nearby Activities:
    It's Alaska... as long as you like the outdoors, there is literally never a dull moment. Also the general aviation population is huge up there! You are literally located in an aviation mecca in AK!