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.

Program Educational Goals:  Consistent with the mission of Kent State University, which states, “We transform lives and communicates through the power of discovery, learning and creative expression in an inclusive environment, “the education goals of the Air Traffic Control program are as follows:

  1. Educational Goal #1: As measured by the class of 2024, at least 80% of students in each program participate in experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom and/or one’s own major
    1. Participation is defined as at least one full semester of active participation
    2. Opportunities include full-semester courses, internships, co-ops, student groups (i.e. high-powered rocket club, precision flight team) or addition of a minor
  2. Educational Goal #2: As measured by the class of 2024 at least 10% of students in each program participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
  3. Educational Goal #3: Increase the four-year graduation rate by 10%.
  4. Educational Goal #4: Increase the six-year graduation rate to match or exceed the University, Kent-campus preponderant rate of 52%.
    1. If a program already exceeds this rate, match or exceed KSU’s Peer High (OU) rate of 63%.
    2. If a program already exceeds this rate, increase by 5% over previous years or maintain rate consistently for three years.

View Overview (including Admission Requirements), Program Requirements, and Roadmap for the BS degree in Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control

 

View Program Assessment Measures Employed

Student Achievement Data

Enrollment as of Fall 2020

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

  Total  

15

16

18

14

63

 

Graduation Rates

Term

Cohort

Retention

SO-JR

JR-SR

4 Year

5 Year

6 Year

2010F

35

91.4%

88.6%

82.9%

40.0%

60.0%

60.0%

2011F

49

87.8%

85.7%

83.7%

59.2%

71.4%

75.5%

2012F

37

86.5%

73.0%

67.6%

40.5%

51.4%

54.1%

2013F

36

86.1%

75.0%

72.2%

36.1%

58.3%

61.1%

2014F

21

90.5%

90.5%

85.7%

66.7%

85.7%

90.5%

2015F

13

76.9%

69.2%

61.5%

38.5%

53.8%

 

2016F

16

93.8%

87.5%

68.8%

50.0%

   

2017F

15

80.0%

80.0%

80.0%

     

2018F

9

100.0%

77.8%

       

2019F

13

92.3%

         

2020F

14

           

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)