Associate in Science
The mission of the Aviation Administration program is to educate, train, and prepare students for careers in the aviation industry, including airport and airline management, air traffic control, and aircraft dispatching, and other aspects of aviation administration. By covering topics from airline and cargo operations to FAA regulations, global trends and emerging technologies, the program produces graduates who are well prepared for careers in airline and airport management, charter and business operations, and air traffic control.
This program provides students with a foundation of knowledge and know-how needed to pursue a career in aviation technical, administrative, or management positions with both public and private aviation companies and organizations. Students gain the knowledge and skills required to begin a career with airlines, air cargo operations, business aviation, airport fixed base operators, airport operators, or the FAA as an air traffic controller.
Students may choose, via elective courses, to focus on one of three areas: aircraft dispatch, air traffic control, or unmanned aerial systems.
Although FSCJ is seeking FAA-approval, the program is not currently an authorized dispatch school. However, courses may be accepted as transfer credit towards FAA dispatcher training requirements. Interested students should check with dispatch schools to determine what may or may not transfer.
Air Traffic Control
Students following the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) track will learn about operating procedures, air traffic regulations, and the regulatory responsibility and authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as gain hands-on experience on Tower and En Route simulators.
Note: Students interested in the AT-CTI program, and applying to the FAA as an air traffic controller, should take note of FAA hiring restrictions via the FAA's Air Traffic Control guidelines.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
This up and coming technology will change much of the way the general public and industry work with and experience aviation. From direct-to-your-house package delivery to real estate and aerial surveying, to agriculture and infrastructure inspection, there are currently too many possibilities to keep track of. Our courses are designed to provide the theoretical and practical hands-on experience for students to earn an FAA Part 107 "Remote Pilot" certificate.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional coursework.
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