Air Traffic Controller Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to air-traffic management and control, usually with additional training at the FAA Flight Control Center in a cooperative education program. Includes instruction in flight control, the use of radar and electronic scanning devices, plotting of flights, radio communication, interpretation of weather conditions affecting flights, flight instrumentation used by pilots, and maintenance of flight-control center or control-tower log books. Is Air Traffic Controller the right major for you?
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Air Traffic Controller Major

What Courses Do Air Traffic Controller Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Air Traffic Controller majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight Theory
  • Meteorology
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