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Air Traffic Control Certificate

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Statewide Program


Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Please contact the program coordinator for a suggested schedule starting in the Spring semester.


Program Requirements and Electives - 18 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate 18*

*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

The Air Traffic Control Certificate is designed to provide a strong foundation and understanding of Air Traffic Control operations. This does not qualify as a substitute for the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) degree program. A certificate in Air Traffic Control will be awarded to students completing the above pattern with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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 certificate, students will be able to:

  1. apply FAA and NTSB regulations and other aeronautical and security guidelines appropriately in various aviation and safety settings;
  2. perform basic air traffic controller duties in low-density traffic scenarios; and
  3. speak and communicate clearly and decisively using standard industry pilot-controller phraseology.

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