BSAST Degree in Air Traffic Control

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Air Traffic Control is limited to licensed air traffic controllers, as credit is derived from the FAA certification. The BSAST degree in Air Traffic Control is a 120-credit program.

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Higher Level Mathematics Above College Algebra
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Physics I
(4)
  • Physics II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study 45
A. Aerodynamics 3
B. Aviation Weather 3
C. Navigation 3
D. Core Air Traffic Control
  • Flight Assistance Service
  • Airport Traffic Control
  • Enroute Traffic Control
  • Facilities Operation & Management
12
E. Aviation Safety 3
F. Air Traffic Control Equipment
  • Air Navigation Aids
  • Radar Fundamentals
  • Air Traffic Control Computer System
9
G. Air Traffic Electives
  • Federal Air Regulations
  • Communications Procedures
  • Flight Training
  • Airport/Aviation Management
  • Air Transportation
  • Communication Electronics
  • Other Related Aviation Courses
9
H. Technical Core — AST: Current Trends & Applications 3
IV. Free Electives 15
Total 120

*Must include at least two subject areas.

  • Certification: FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist
  • Required Courses: Aviation Weather, Aerodynamics, Navigation, Air Traffic Control, Aviation Safety, Air Traffic Control Equipment, Current Trends and Applications
  • Corollary Requirements: Physics I and II, Computer Requirement, Meteorology, Statistics, College Algebra
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students’ areas of study are completed by the license, depending on the rating.


Note: 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.

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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