Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
Aircraft Dispatchers are responsible for various aspects of flight planning, including flight routing, weather forecasting, aircraft performance and loading, fuel calculations, and the scheduling of aircrew and aircraft. These professionals typically work in a flight operations center and perform flight following to provide assistance to pilots if weather conditions or other criteria necessitate route changes. Aircraft dispatching is a rapidly expanding field with excellent employment prospects.
The Aircraft Dispatcher degree prepares students for employment as airline or corporate aircraft dispatchers, cargo operations and fixed base operator (FBO) management. Careers are also available with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Department of Transportation (DOT) and other government agencies.
Students considering applying for this program should read the information available on the CCBC website at www.ccbcmd.edu/aviation.
Some aviation classes have lab fees . Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.