ASAST in Air Traffic Control

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree program in Air Traffic Control is limited to licensed air traffic control specialists, as credit is derived from the FAA certification. The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Air Traffic Control Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 11
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
C. General Education Electives 4
II. Area of Study: Air Traffic Control 21
A. Aerodynamics 3
B. Aviation Weather or Meteorology 3
C. Air Traffic Control 3
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Enroute Traffic Control
D. Air Traffic Control electives
  • Air Navigation Aids
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Communication Procedures
  • Enroute Traffic Control
  • Facilities Operations and Maintenance
  • Flight Assistance Service
  • Navigation
  • Radar Fundamentals
E. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 6
Total 60


  • Certification: FAA Certificate as an Air Traffic Control Specialist
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Physics I and II, Computer Concepts
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students options are completed by the license, depending on ratings

NOTE 1: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program.  The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team.  Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

NOTE 2:  Some Areas of study require mathematics at the level of precalculus algebra and calculus.

Students may check the appropriateness of other courses by contacting the Office of Academic Advising. 

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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