B.S., Aeronautics – Air Traffic Control concentration
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Air Traffic Control concentration prepares students for success by providing a thorough knowledge of the aviation industry through rigorous, hands-on training and a classroom experience that's second to none.
Honing the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in air traffic control training at the FAA Academy and beyond, our program is committed to delivering the highest quality of Air Traffic Control education at a post-secondary institution.
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:
- 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
- Participation is defined as at least one full semester of active participation
- Opportunities include full-semester courses, internships, co-ops, student groups (i.e. high-powered rocket club, precision flight team) or addition of a minor
- Educational Goal #2: As measured by the class of 2024 at least 10% of students in each program participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
- Educational Goal #3: Increase the four-year graduation rate by 10%.
- Educational Goal #4: Increase the six-year graduation rate to match or exceed the University, Kent-campus preponderant rate of 52%.
- If a program already exceeds this rate, match or exceed KSU’s Peer High (OU) rate of 63%.
- If a program already exceeds this rate, increase by 5% over previous years or maintain rate consistently for three years.