May 31, 2023  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Air Traffic Control AAS

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Program Description

This program provides training in the application of tower and terminal radar approach control procedures. The curriculum is provided through the use of Adacel’s high-fidelity control tower and radar approach simulation incorporating state-of-the-art training to meet the changing needs of the air traffic control industry. Tulsa Community College’s approved ATC-CTI program is designed to prepare the student with the necessary training and skills in order to gain admittance into the FAA Academy. Most Air Traffic Control courses are offered during the daytime hours.

The program goal is to prepare graduates to successfully complete training at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. Applicants seeking employment positions as FAA air traffic controllers in the National Airspace System must successfully complete all training criteria administered by the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

Students must make a minimum grade of a “C” or better within the specialized course requirements prior to being awarded permission in the next sequential specialized course. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to the FAA Academy. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admittance into the Air Traffic Control Program.

For more Information Contact:
School of Engineering, Aviation, & Public Service
Aviation Department
Director:  Dr. Matt Wise

Procedures for enrolling in Aviation Courses:

  1. All prospective air traffic control students must meet with the TCC aviation academic counselor at the Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center located at 112 W. Beechcraft Drive. Contact: 918-595-3717.
  2. Potential air traffic control students must provide the following documents to the aviation counselor:
    1. Proof of U.S. citizenship in form of:
      1. An original birth certificate with raised seal documenting birth in the United States or one of its territories.
      2. A valid, unexpired United States passport.
      3. An original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal, Form N-550 or Form N-570.
      4. An original certification of birth abroad, Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350, or
      5. An original Certificate of U.S. Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561.
    2. Valid Class II FAA Medical with audiogram.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Communicate Air Traffic Control Procedures.
  • Formulate responses to dynamic operating conditions.
  • Respond to meteorological conditions.
  • Apply Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Manage standard and emergency operating procedures.
  • Apply aircraft flight and ground operating procedures.
  • Perform in a diverse team setting.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Air Traffic Control Degree Map.  

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