Aviation Operations

Associate in Science

Aviation Operations

Learn to manage the ins and outs of air transportation.

STUDENT ALERT: This program is preparing for inactivation effective fall term 2018, pending approval from SACSCOC.  Please review the Aviation Administration (60) (Air Traffic Control) (2360) (A.S.)  program for additional options.  For more information, please contact Program Manager Sam Fischer at (904) 317-3844 or Sam.Fischer@fscj.edu. 

Whether you see yourself down on the ground managing airport operations or up in the control tower directing air traffic, our Associate in Science (A.S.) in Aviation Operations degree can help make your dream a reality. This degree provides students with the option of focusing on aviation management or administration, or taking the air traffic control track. Whichever you choose, you will receive an outstanding education that not only meets Federal Aviation Administration requirements, but also provides insight into global trends and new technologies.

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Depending on your focus, you will cover subjects ranging from the history of air transportation and aviation weather, to air traffic control radar or quality management. If you choose the air traffic control track, your training will include a technical certificate in Air Traffic Control and meet all FAA requirements.

Upon acceptance and completion of the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI), you will be skilled in entry-level air traffic controller operating techniques and procedures. You will also have an understanding of air traffic regulations, the regulatory responsibility and the authority of the FAA. For more information on admittance to the AT-CTI program, and applying to the FAA as an air traffic controller see FAA Air Traffic Control guidelines. Whether you choose management or air traffic control, you will be ready for a high-flying career.

Program Code: 2354

60 Credits

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Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.




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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor's degree program. For more information, visit the Transfer Services page and look for the A.S. program of study.

Career Opportunities

Airfield Operations Specialists ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel, dispatching, using airfield landing and navigational aids and implementing airfield safety procedures (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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