Aviation Administration (Air Traffic Control) (A.S.)

This aviation program provides students with a foundation of knowledge and the know-how needed to pursue careers such as aviation technical services, aviation administrative or aviation management positions with both public and private aviation companies and organizations. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to begin an aviation career with airlines, air cargo operations, business aviation, airport FBO's, airport operators or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an air traffic controller.

Students may choose, via elective courses, to focus on one of three areas: aircraft dispatch, air traffic control or unmanned aerial systems.

Aircraft Dispatch

Although FSCJ is seeking FAA-approval, the program is not an authorized dispatch school. However, credit for courses may be accepted as transfer credit toward the dispatcher training requirements. Interested students should check with dispatch schools to determine what may, or may not, transfer.

Air Traffic Control

Interested in learning how to become an air traffic control? Students following the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) "track" will learn about operating procedures, air traffic regulations, the regulatory responsibility and authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as gain hands-on experience on Tower and En Route simulators to help prepare them for air traffic control jobs.

Students interested in the AT-CTI program and applying to the FAA as an air traffic controller, should take note of FAA hiring restrictions via the  FAA's Air Traffic Control guidelines.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

This up and coming commonly known as drone technology will change much of the way the general public and industry work with and experience aviation. From direct-to-your-house package delivery to real estate and aerial surveying, to agriculture and infrastructure inspection, there are currently too many possibilities to keep track of. Our courses are designed to provide the theoretical and practical, hands-on experience for students to earn an FAA Part 107 "Remote Pilot" certificate,* what many refer to as the FAA Drone Pilot Certification.

For questions, email aviation@fscj.edu

Degree: Associate in Science (A.S.)
Credit Hours: 60 Credits
Online Program : Yes
Program Code: 2360
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes

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Career Options

There are numerous career paths available following completion of this degree. Graduates may pursue work in airline and air cargo operations, business aviation, airport fixed-base operations (FBO), airport operations, unmanned aerial systems (drones) or air traffic control.