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  Oct 02, 2023
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Aviation Administration (Air Traffic Control) (2360) (A.S.)

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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. 

The Program

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.

Aircraft Dispatch

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 at

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 higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Need More Information? Contact:

Sam Fischer, Program Manager, Cecil Center, (904) 317-3844 or


General Education Coursework

Credit Hours: 15

Professional Coursework

Credit Hours: 36

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all Professional coursework.

Professional Elective Coursework

Minimum 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. 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 for prior learning 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. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
  7. Earned a grade of a C or higher in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or higher requirement.
  8. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 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.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study.

Baccalaureate Transfer

The 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 baccalaureate transfer study must meet certain course and test requirements. For details, visit the Transfer Services page at or refer to the Baccalaureate Transfer Guide at

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