Since 1981, the University of Oklahoma has assisted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Academy in their efforts to train air traffic controllers at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center located in Oklahoma City.
Our commitment at the OU FAA/ATC Training Support Program is to meet the education and training needs of a variety of customers, ranging from our FAA Training and Development customers at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, to customer training in the field nationwide. Using a wide variety of training delivery methods, we proudly support the FAA in a broad and continuing ATC training mission.
OU's commitment to the aviation industry is long standing
Administered by the University of Oklahoma's OUTREACH College of Continuing Education, the University's FAA/ATC Department has provided support to the FAA in training more than 48,000 air traffic controllers with a contract amount of approximately $275 million since the commencement of the contract in 1981.
Team OU at the FAA academy, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, uses a wide variety of educational and air traffic control expertise to train air traffic controllers at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center next to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
Supporting the FAA?s air traffic control training needs for over 20 years....
Our mission in this partnership is to augment and assist an existing cadre of FAA instructors and revision/development staff to accomplish tasked service for:
A fluctuating student enrollment at both the advanced and basic levels of ATC training.
Computer based and web based instructional development and maintenance using various forms of multimedia delivery systems.
Field training using both on-site and correspondence delivery methods.
Explore innovative ways to support current and new training needs of the FAA/ATC training program.
Serve as a source for educational consultation in all training related matters when called upon to do so.
In addition to air traffic control instructional services ...
The FAA/ATC Department develops new and revises existing training materials in conventional and computer-based instruction formats for domestic and international air traffic control facilities.
The training and development services are provided at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City by a staff of air traffic control instructors, instructional systems design specialists, educational specialists, computer systems analysts and computer programmers, as well as a highly qualified support and administrative staff.
The University has worked with the FAA to provide international air traffic training and course materials to 22 different countries. Courses offered at the FAA Academy range from basic air traffic procedures for new hires to advanced/specialized training for air traffic facility managers and supervisors. It is anticipated that the University will continue in this capacity over the next five years.
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