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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Air Traffic Control AAS

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Program Mission Statement

The Aviation Center at Tulsa Community College is dedicated to an academic environment where learning is applied through critical thinking. Our mission is to educate with a strong emphasis on safety and professionalism to elevate our students in their aviation career.

Program Description

This program provides training in the application of tower and terminal radar approach control procedures. The training curriculum is provided through 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.

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.

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: 918-595-3718.
  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

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.

Upon successful completion of this program students will have gained the necessary skills, knowledge, and training in air traffic control:

  • Terminal environment procedures.
  • Non-radar enroute environment procedures.


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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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