May 25, 2020
The Air Traffic Control degree primarily prepares graduates for employment as Air Traffic Controllers and Flight Service Station Specialists. Air Traffic Controllers guide pilots to their destinations and are responsible for the safe and orderly flow of aircraft in congested airspace. Flight Service Station Specialists assist pilots in flight planning by providing air traffic delay and weather condition briefings and by disseminating important route and airport information. Most positions are with the federal government, and individuals may be required to pass a physical exam and qualifying exam.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Doug Williams
443-840-5498 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Program Director
CCBC Catonsville, Chris Komsa
443-840-4209 or email@example.com
Air Traffic Control Director
CCBC Catonsville, Joe Eichelberger
443-840-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CCBC Catonsville, Pete Waters
443-840-5188 or email@example.com
Contact the Aviation Technology Department
443-840-4157 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .
Short Session 1
- AVMT 211 (for students who started in spring) or CMNS 101 (for students who started in fall) 3 Credit(s).
Short Session 2
- AVMT 211 (for students who started in fall) or CMNS 101 (for students who started in spring) 3 Credit(s).
Courses Needed for This Program*
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 course must be a Diversity course.
- Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).
- Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
Program Requirements and Electives - 46 Credits
Choose one of the following courses:
Total Number of Credits Required for A.A.S. Degree: 65-66*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
The Air Traffic Control degree prepares graduates for employment as Air Traffic Controllers, Flight Service Station Specialists or for careers in a host of aviation-related industries. Air Traffic Controllers guide pilots to their destinations and are responsible for the safe and orderly flow of aircraft in congested airspace. Flight Service Station Specialists assist pilots in flight planning by providing air traffic delay and weather condition briefings and by disseminating important route and airport information. Most of these positions are with the federal government, and individuals may be required to pass a physical exam and qualifying exam.
The Air Traffic Control degree is one of 30 programs approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) and is specifically designed to prepare students for work in airport control towers, Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities, and Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).
This is an FAA Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program. Students considering applying for this program should read the CCBC AT-CTI Handbook 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.
Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:
- secure employment in the FAA Air Traffic Controller workforce;
- coordinate and regulate the flow of air traffic at all levels of airport density;
- interpret flight plans and flight data to manage air traffic patterns;
- function effectively and efficiently in a team;
- monitor and communicate to pilots changing weather conditions;
- apply FAA and NTSB regulations and other aeronautical and security guidelines appropriately in various aviation and safety settings; and
- speak and communicate clearly and decisively using standard industry pilot-controller phraseology.