Air Traffic Controller

Bachelor of Science

Eye on the sky

The skies could be unpredictable. But, as an air traffic control (ATC) major, you’ll learn to manage the unforeseen. From radar and mapping to weather and traffic, you’ll learn an array of control systems to help keep pilots and passengers safe in their travels.

In the air traffic control degree program, you’ll learn about aviation safety and human factors, weather, emergency cabin training, operations, aircraft models and more. And, you won’t be alone in the process. Our faculty are aviation professionals with advanced academic degrees and flight instructor ratings. They’re here to help you conquer your dreams—whatever they may be.

What you'll learn in the air traffic controller program

  • Mapping, weather and traffic 
  • Control systems 
  • Aviation safety

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Air traffic controller curriculum 

The Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics is a world- class aviation academy with a state-of-the-art training facility designed to help fulfill your educational needs and professional goals. Our air traffic control program will prepare you to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ATC qualifying knowledge test upon graduating. 

Course preview 

AVF 341 Airport Operations 
A detailed study of operating an airport, principally viewed from the public sector standpoint. Included are the operator’s functions and responsibilities, applicable local, state, and national regulatory requirements, together with preparation of an airport’s master plan.

AVS 346 Fixed Base Operations
An analysis of all aspects of fixed-base operations, including flight training, charters and rentals, contract services, transient flight operations, and community relations. Study also will include an overview of the contemporary air transportation industry, both domestic and foreign, including the industry’s evolution, structure, regulation, administration and its aircraft. 

AVS 482 Air Traffic Basics
Every day, thousands of Air Traffic Controllers across the country work tirelessly to ensure the safe flow of traffic throughout the National Airspace System. This course is designed to expose students to this dynamic and rewarding career path while simultaneously helping students prepare for any of the other wide ranging technical fields in the aviation industry. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the AT-SAT air traffic control entrance exam. The test is administered at various times throughout the year by the FAA. The review of aeronautical topics also is an excellent primer for students wishing to be flight instructors or professional pilots.

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits. 

Air traffic controller jobs 

With an air traffic control degree for Lynn, you'll be able to apply educational and experiential opportunities to your career. Opportunities include: 

  • Airport management 

  • Fixed base operation management 

  • Airline management 

  • Professional pilot 

  • Technical operations management 

  • Ground controller 

  • Tower controller 

  • Data controller 

  • Radar controller 

  • Weather controller 

Our graduates have impressive internship opportunities while studying at Lynn, which leads them to continued success in their careers. Take a look at the companies our alumni have gained employment with: 

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • CommuteAir
  • Republic Airways
  • SkyWest
  • Boca Raton Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Flight Standards District Office
  • Reliable Jet Maintenance
  • Majestic Aviation
  • Atlantic Aviation
  • Signature Flight Support
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