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Air Traffic Management (AT)

Courses

AT 199  Special Topics in Air Traffic Control  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in air traffic management.

AT 202  Introduction to Air Traffic Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to Air Traffic Management provides students with knowledge in the following areas: the Federal Aviation Administration, its mission, organization and operation; the air traffic control career; federal aviation regulations, FAA publications, manuals, maps, charts, and regulations used by pilots and air traffic controllers in the National Airspace System (NAS). ATC procedures, control tower operations and future air traffic control systems are also discussed. This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the US air traffic control system, and develops content knowledge in the following areas: Principles of Flight; VFR/IFR charts and Standard Instrument Departures, Standard ATC Arrival Routes (STARS), Instrument Approach Procedures; Pilot's Environment; Aircraft/Ground Emergencies; Search and Rescue; PIREPS; Airman's Meteorological Information (AIRMET); Significant Meteorological Information )(SIGMET); Convective SIGMET (WST); Center Weather Advisory (CWA); METAR; SPECI; Basic ATC Communications; Strip Marking; ATC Clearances/Approaches; Aircraft Characteristics/Recognition.

AT 299  Special Topics in Air Traffic Control  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in air traffic management.

AT 305  Introduction to Terminal Radar Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course covers the basic air traffic control (ATC) procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) in terminal ATC facilities in the National Airspace System (NAS). Knowledge and skill requirements for air traffic control specialists (ATC) in the current ATC system are studied in the classroom and practiced in a realistic, performance-based laboratory environment. Duties and responsibilities of the TRACON air traffic controller are integrated into an understanding of how the total ATC system works. Classroom delivery is augmented by practical laboratory problems using an air traffic control simulation of terminal radar operations.
Prerequisites: AT 200 and AT 302 or AT 202.

AT 310  Air Traffic Control Tower for Non ATC  3 Credits (3,0)

Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) class for non Air Traffic Management (ATM) degree majors or minors. This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of VFR Tower terminal operations within the US air traffic control system and develops content knowledge in the following areas: (a) control tower equipment and operating positions; (b) the airport traffic area; (c) controller/pilot phraseology; (d) aircraft taxi instructions; (e) federal aviation regulations; (f) notification and handling of emergency aircraft; (g) flight progress strip marking; (h) wake turbulence and its effects on arriving/departing aircraft; (i) IFR ATC procedures; (j) runway incursions; and (k) and criteria for runway selection. The course also provides essential information that is useful for pilots and other aviation professionals.and its effects on arriving/departing aircraft; (i) IFR ATC procedures; (j) runway incursions; and (k) and criteria for runway selection. The course also provides essential information that is useful for pilots and other aviation professionals.

AT 315  Introduction to Air Traffic Control Tower  3 Credits (1,2)

AT 315 is the air traffic control VFR Tower segment in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) degree sequence. This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of VFR Tower terminal operations in the U.S. air traffic control system and develops content knowledge in the following areas: control tower equipment and operating positions; the airport traffic area; navigation aids; airspace; VFR traffic patterns; controller/pilot phraseology; aircraft taxi instructions; control of vehicle movement; interagency communications and intra-facility coordination; federal aviation regulations; notification and handling of emergency aircraft; flight progress strip marking; aircraft recognition and characteristics; limited weather observations; airport lighting systems; wake turbulence and its effects on arriving/departing aircraft; VFR and IFR ATC procedures; runway incursions; using ATIS; reporting RVR/RCR; determining prevailing visibility using visual reference; NOTAMs; and criteria for runway selection. The course also provides essential information that is useful for pilots and other aviation professionals
Prerequisites: (AT 200 and AT 302) or AT 202 and AT 305.

AT 399  Special Topics in Air Traffic Control  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in air traffic management.

AT 401  Advanced Terminal Radar Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course integrates the knowledge of air traffic control gained in previous air traffic control courses with an opportunity to actually "work" air traffic control operating positions. Using a realistic air traffic control simulation, students issue instructions to aircraft, make hand-offs, coordinate with other controllers, solve aircraft confliction problems, and do other controller tasks. The ability to make real-time decisions, determine strategies for controlling aircraft, and work with a dynamic scenario are features unique to this learning experience. This course combines classroom discussion and group and team coordination with various forms of evaluation for course credit. Student competency in the performance phase of the course is determined by computer scoring.
Prerequisites: (AT 200 and AT 302) or AT 202 and AT 305.

AT 405  En route Radar Operations  3 Credits (2,3)

This course introduces students to the en route radar procedures and minima prescribed in FAAH 7110.65 and builds upon knowledge gained in previous courses, all in a simulated environment. Training includes the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal separation of aircraft in the departure, en route, and arrival phases of flight. Phraseology, strip marking, instrument and visual approaches and the coordination procedures necessary to complete these functions are included in simulated ATC scenarios, along with the associated keyboard commands in an en route environment.
Prerequisites: AT 200 and AT 302 and AT 305 AT 401 or AT 202 and AT 305 and AT 401.

AT 406  En route Non-Radar Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces students to the non-radar procedures and minima prescribed in FAAH 7110.65 and builds on knowledge gained in prerequisite courses. Training includes the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal separation of aircraft in the departure, en route, and arrival phases of flight. Phraseology, strip marking, instrument/visual approaches, and the coordination procedures necessary to operate in an en route non-radar environment will be covered. Students will work a number of air traffic control scenarios and demonstrate higher-level performance and decision-making skills required for entry-level qualification as an air traffic control specialist.
Prerequisites: (AT 200 and AT 302 and AT 305 and AT 401 and AT 405) or (AT 202 and AT 305 and AT 401 and AT 405)

AT 415  Advanced Air Traffic Control Tower  3 Credits

This course is designed to give students the advanced skills necessary to perform air traffic functions in a moderate to busy air traffic control tower. Emphasis is placed on understanding complex airport operations and the air traffic procedures, rules, and coordination methods necessary to accomplish a safe, orderly and expeditious movement of air traffic.
Prerequisites: (AT 200 and AT 302 and AT 305 and AT 315) or (AT 202 and AT 305 and AT 315)

AT 425  Collaborative Air Traffic Management  3 Credits

The course introduces the student to traffic flow management definitions, concepts, technologies (current and planned for NextGen), and applications required to perform system analysis of the constraints and their impact on efficiency of traffic flows within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Prerequisites: AT 202 and AT 315 and AT 401 and AT 405.

AT 499  Special Topics in Air Traffic Control  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics in air traffic management.