Aviation Science (AS Degree S0910)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0910

This curriculum meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). Under an educational partnership agreement with the FAA, this CTI program prepares students for broad-based aviation careers. Students completing this CTI program may be recommended by the college for hiring by the FAA as air traffic controllers. There are no prerequisites or enrollment limitations.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
AERO 100Primary Pilot Ground School4
AERO 102Aviation Weather3
AERO 104Federal Aviation Regulations3
AERO 152Air Transportation3
AERO 200Aviation Safety and Human Factors3
AERO 250Navigation3
AERO 252Instrument Ground School3
AIRT 151Aircraft Recognition and Performance3
AIRT 201Terminal Air Traffic Control3
AIRT 203Enroute Air Traffic Control3
AIRT 251Air Traffic Control Team Skills1.5
Total Units32.5

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AERO 150Commercial Pilot Ground School3
AERO 202Aircraft and Engines3
BUSM 60Human Relations in Business3

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Be familiar with how the National Airspace System has evolved into today’s complex airspace environment; understand current air traffic control separation standards and procedures for both terminal and en route operations; apply those separation standards, procedures, and techniques in a computer simulated environment while being aware of emerging air traffic control technologies and automation.
  • Recognize, identify, and remember a wide variety of aircraft including the manufacturer, Federal Aviation Administration identification code, aircraft performance characteristics, and how those characteristics are applied to meet en route and terminal separation standards in a computer driven simulated environment.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork among co-workers, the various stages of team development, coping and performing techniques and how to apply them in a scenario-based working environment; recognize a variety of personality types and team behaviors toward becoming a skilled team player as applied to today’s intense air traffic control working environment.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AERO 100 Primary Pilot Ground School 4
AERO 102 Aviation Weather 3
AERO 104 Federal Aviation Regulations 3
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Spring Term 1
AIRT 151 Aircraft Recognition and Performance 3
AERO 152 Air Transportation 3
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3
Summer Term 1
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course .5
Fall Term 2
AERO 200 Aviation Safety and Human Factors 3
AIRT 201 Terminal Air Traffic Control 3
AIRT 203 Enroute Air Traffic Control 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3
Faculty recommendation: METO 3 B1 Science 1
Winter Term 2
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3
Spring Term 2
AERO 250 Navigation 3
AERO 252 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRT 251 Air Traffic Control Team Skills 1.5
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3
Aviation Science, AS S0910 0
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 Total Units62
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