ATC Training at the College of Aeronautics

The College of Aeronautics offers an Air Traffic Control (ATC) specialization in conjunction with all of its bachelor’s degree programs. The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and is FAA approved.

Graduates of the AT-CTI program are eligible to bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course, which is usually covered during the first five weeks of qualification training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. Students must successfully complete all required training at the FAA Academy to continue employment with FAA.

How do I become an Air Traffic Controller?

  • Graduate from an FAA approved AT-CTI program
  • Receive an official school recommendation
  • Be a United States citizen
  • In most cases, be under 31 years old
  • Pass a medical examination
  • Pass a security investigation
  • Achieve a score of at least 70 on the FAA pre-employment test
  • Speak English clearly enough for others to understand you on communications equipment
  • Complete an interview