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Air Traffic Management (AT)

An additional lab fee is associated with each of the following courses: AT 305, AT 315, AT 401, AT 405, AT 406.

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 200  Air Traffic Basics I  3 Credits (3,0)

AT 200 is the entry-level course in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) degree sequence. It is also the first of the courses required in the FAA's Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program the FAA is using to meet ATC staffing requirements. This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the U.S. air traffic control system and develops content knowledge in the following areas: the Federal Aviation Administration, its mission, organization, and operation; the air traffic control career; navigational aids, current and future; airspace; communications; federal aviation regulations; ATC procedures; control tower operations; nonradar operations; radar operations; pilots' environment; and future air traffic control systems. The course also provides essential information that is useful for pilots and other aviation professionals.
Prerequisites: AS 120 or AS 121 or AS 143.

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

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

AT 302  Air Traffic Basics II  3 Credits (3,0)

Air Traffic Management II gives the student an introduction to the manuals, procedures, maps, charts, and regulations used by pilots and air traffic controllers in the National Airspace System (NAS). Included is an examination of FAA Orders, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and Federal Air Regulations (FARs). Students will also acquire basic knowledge about SIDs, STARs, en route IFR charts, and instrument approaches. Search and rescue, special operations, NOTAMS, and teamwork in the ATC environment are also studied in this course.
Prerequisites: (AS 121 & FA 121) or AS 125.

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 302 or AS 221.

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 302 or AS 221.

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 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 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 AT 302 AT 305 AT 315AT 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.

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

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