The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management (ATM) offered by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department is for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or work in a related field

Bachelor of Science in
Air Traffic Management

Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management

The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management (ATM) offered by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department is for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or work in a related field. The coursework provides exposure to procedures and operations like those found in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facilities. The curriculum builds the foundation a student needs to enter the FAA Academy for additional air traffic control training.

The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management degree is housed in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences in the College of Aviation.

Typical First Year

First year students in the Department of Applied Aviation’s Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management (ATM) program will typically study aviation-focused mathematics, meteorology, and computer science, along with general education courses like communication skills and other electives related to the minor course of study.

Degree Details

The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management may be completed in eight semesters and requires successful completion of at least 120 credit hours, including a minor course of study to be approved by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, normally completed in eight semesters. This includes a minor course of study as approved by the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory & Skills9
Lower-Level Humanities *3
Lower-Level Social Sciences *3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences *3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science3
Mathematics6
Physical and Life Sciences6
Credits Total 36
*

Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences may be chosen from those listed below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified in the Air Traffic Management vertical outline.

Suggested Program of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year might have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please check the course descriptions in this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

Year One
Credits
MA 111 College Mathematics for Aviation I 3
MA 112 College Mathematics for Aviation II 3
WX 201 Survey of Meteorology 3
Communication Theory and Skills 6
Computer Science Elective * 3
Humanities Lower-Level Elective 3
Open Elective 6
Physical Sciences with Laboratory 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Two
AT 200 Air Traffic Basics I 3
AT 302 Air Traffic Basics II 3
BA 201 Principles of Management 3
EC 200 An Economic Survey 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Transportation Safety 3
or SF 210
Introduction to Aerospace Safety
SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety 3
Communication Theory and Skills 3
Physical Sciences * 3
Humanitieis Lower-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Three
AT 305 Introduction to Terminal Radar Operations 3
AT 315 Introduction to Air Traffic Control Tower 3
AT 401 Advanced Terminal Radar Operations 3
BA 314 Human Resource Management 3
SF 462 Health, Safety, and Aviation Law 3
WX 301 Aviation Weather 3
Humanities Upper-Level Elective 3
Open Elective Upper-Level 6
Open Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal30
Year Four
AT 405 En route Radar Operations 3
AT 406 En route Non-Radar Operations 3
Required courses necessary to complete one minor course of study approved by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department 15-24
Open Electives (six credit hours must be from upper-level courses) 9-24
 Credits Subtotal30-54
 Credits Total 120
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