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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Jun 27, 2022
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Aviation Operations (2354) (A.S.)

Associate in Science


The mission of the Aviation Operations program is to serve our students and the air transportation industry by providing outstanding education and training in airport and airline management, air traffic control, aircraft dispatching, and other aspects of aviation operations. By educating students on current aviation laws, FAA regulations, global trends, and new technologies, the program produces graduates that are well prepared for careers in aviation management, operations and administration, and air traffic control.

The Program

This program prepares students to pursue a career in aviation technical, administrative, or management positions with both public and private aviation operations. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to begin a career with the airlines, cargo operators, airport FBO’s, airport operators, or the FAA as an air traffic controller. 

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.  

Students interested in the AT-CTI program, and applying to the FAA as an air traffic controller, should closely examine the FAA Air Traffic Control guidelines.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

Need More Information? Contact: (904) 317-3800

Sam Fischer, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3844 or
Program Advisor, (904) 779-4200

More Information Online

Recommended Roadmap for this Program  

Federal Aviation Administration website


General Education

Credit Hours: 18

Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 33
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required in all Professional Core courses.

*Specified courses are required for AT-CTI students. See Air Traffic Control (6967) (T.C.) .

Professional Electives

Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 60

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the Associate in Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under the (2015/2016) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2015/2016 academic year.  The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.


This A.S. degree program articulates into a bachelor’s degree program. For more information, please visit the Transfer Services Web page and look for your A.S. program of study.

University Transfer

This Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs are intended primarily for students who desire to complete an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Applied Science degree and become employed. Students who decide to pursue university transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details refer to the University Transfer Guide.