Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI)
The Federal Aviation Administration has partnered with select institutions around the United States to promote aviation for the next generation. AT-CTI graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to pursue a broader range of employment opportunities around the aviation industry. Graduates are eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course, which is usually covered during the first five weeks of qualification training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. Students must successfully complete all required training at the FAA Academy to continue employment with FAA.
The College of Aeronautics offers an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Applied Associate degree in conjunction with all of its bachelor’s degree programs. The ATC degree meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) AT-CTI program and is FAA approved.
How do I become an Air Traffic Controller?
- Graduate from an FAA approved AT-CTI program, or have three year’s work experience, or a combination of work experience and education
- Receive an official school recommendation
- Be a United States citizen
- Be hired by 31 years old (except experienced controllers, be hired by 35th birthday)
- Pass a medical examination
- Pass a security investigation
- Achieve a score of at least 70 on the FAA pre-employment test
- Speak English clearly enough for others to understand you on communications equipment