Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics – Air Traffic Control concentration

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control concentration is to prepare students for success at the FAA Academy and beyond by providing a broad knowledge of the aviation industry while honing the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in air traffic control training. The program holds at its core the role as an academic program and the value added responsibility to the aviation academy to deliver the highest level of Air Traffic Control education available at a post-secondary institution.

Study Objective

The objective of the Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control, BS is to prepare students for careers as professional Air Traffic Controllers upon graduation. Under the FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative the program will provide a continual pool of qualified applicants to fill developmental air traffic control specialist positions in both terminal and en route options.

Study Outcomes

  1. Students shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of fundamental aeronautical concepts and practices
  2. Students shall understand attributes of a modern aviation professional
  3. Students shall demonstrate a fundamental understanding of air traffic basics
  4. Students shall demonstrate the ability to effectively move traffic through all positions within the air traffic control environment

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Air Traffic Control  Requirements

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
AERN 15250 FAA ORIENTATION 3
AERN 15745 NON-PILOT ELEMENTS OF FLIGHT THEORY 3
AERN 25252 THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE WEATHER (every even spring) 3
AERN 35040 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS I 3
AERN 35342 TERMINAL OPERATIONS I 2
AERN 35343 EN ROUTE I 3
AERN 35345 TERMINAL OPERATIONS I LABORATORY 1
AERN 35650 NON-PILOT INSTRUMENT FLIGHT THEORY 3
AERN 45030 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS II 3
AERN 45300 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CAPSTONE (ELR) (min C grade) 3
AERN 45320 TERMINAL OPERATIONS II 2
AERN 45321 TERMINAL OPERATIONS II LABORATORY 1
AERN 45343 EN ROUTE II 2
AERN 45344 EN ROUTE II LABORATORY 1
MGMT 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
TECH 13580 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
Aeronautics (AERN) Electives 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
PHY 13012 COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 2
PHY 13022 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours) 9
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 57

 

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Student Achievement Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2018:

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

10

27

19

23

79

Graduation rates: This is the 6-year graduation rate expressed as the (number of graduates) and percentage of those who started the program.

2018

2017

2016

(17) 45.9%

(32) 64.0%

(20) 54.1%

Graduates of this program have found employment with the following types of companies:

  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • Constant Aviation
  • NetJets
  • Dulles International Airport Ramp Control Services
  • CommuteAir
  • Flexjet
  • Chickasaw Nation Industries (Remote Pilot Operators for the FAA Academy)