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Aircraft Dispatcher

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .

Semester 1:

Short Session 1:

Short Session 2:

Semester 3:

Semester 4:


General Education Requirements and Electives - 19-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

 Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One must be a Diversity course.

  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 41 Credits

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.


Program Description

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

Some aviation classes have lab fees . Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate leadership, teamwork, managerial, and organizational skills within the aviation industry;
  2. analyze and assess airline and corporate flight operations, government regulations, and safety and environmental concerns to plan and implement appropriate strategic and tactical business methodologies;
  3. measure the impact of global competition and security issues on the U.S. aviation industry, identify progressive actions to overcome these issues, and utilize technology to enhance efficiency and competitiveness;
  4. respond to changing paradigms and unique challenges associated with a culturally diverse workforce; and
  5. speak and write effectively for professional business communication in the aviation industry. 

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