Air Traffic Management, B.S.

Want to be a leader?

At LeTourneau University, you'll not only develop an extensive knowledge of air traffic control basics, but you'll also gain the foundations of effective management that will take your aviation career from basic to boardroom. If you're interested in someday supervising other air traffic controllers and being a leader in your profession, consider a four-year Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management.

This degree option is an expanded version of the Associate of Science in Air Traffic Control, offering additional preparation for a future in aviation leadership with business-related courses, extensive aviation training courses, and coverage of general business topics. 

LETU's Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program is designed to prepare you to fill air traffic control specialist positions in towers and radar centers around the country through hands-on learning using high-tech radar and tower simulators. Once you've honed your skills as a controller, you'll be more competitive for leadership roles with the bachelor's degree in air traffic management. FAA applicants must meet physical requirements and typically must be under the age of 31 to be hired.

Learn more about the ATC simulators.

Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Fundamentals of Airspace Systems Operations
  • Aviation Management
  • ATC Tower Operations
  • Air Traffic Radar Systems

To learn more about specific course requirements, view the course catalog.

What can you do with this degree?

This four year program of study will guide you through our Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program. As a graduate of the AT-CTI program you will be eligible to apply for employment with the FAA and bypass the Air Traffic Basics Course, which is the first five weeks of qualification training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. This program of study will also prepare you to advance in leadership and management in the FAA and air traffic control industry.

  • Air traffic controller - Guide aircraft as they take off, land and taxi from or to the terminal
  • TRACON controller - Guide aircraft approaching and departing airports within 30- to 50-mile radius up to 10,000 feet, as well as aircraft flying over that airspace
  • En route controller - Guide airplanes flying at high altitudes through large sections of airspace over the U.S
  • Tower/Ground air traffic controller

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