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.


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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******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 125

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

The mission, organization, and operation of the FAA; FAA publications to include manuals, maps, charts, and regulations; control tower operations; future air traffic control systems; principles of flight; VFR/IFR charts and standard instrument departures, standard 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 SIGMETs; center weather advisory (CWA); METAR; SPECI; basic ATC communications; strip marking; ATC clearances/approaches; and aircraft characteristics/recognition.
Prerequisites: AS 121

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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******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: AT 200

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

Basic air traffic control (ATC) procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) in terminal radar facilities; duties and responsibilities of the TRACON air traffic controller; practical laboratory problems using high-fidelity simulation for terminal radar operations.
Prerequisites: AT 202

AT 315  Introduction to Air Traffic Control Tower  3 Credits (3,0)

Control tower equipment and operating positions; airport traffic area; navigation aids; airspace; VFR traffic patterns; controller/pilot phraseology; aircraft taxi instructions; control of vehicles; interagency and intra-facility coordination; federal aviation regulations; handling of emergency aircraft; strip marking; aircraft recognition and characteristics; limited weather observations; lighting systems; wake turbulence procedures; VFR and IFR ATC procedures; runway incursions; ATIS; reporting RVR/RCR; determining prevailing visibility using visual reference; NOTAMs; and criteria for runway selection.
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.

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

Issue control instructions to aircraft; make hand-offs; coordinate with adjacent controllers; solve aircraft conflict problems; make real-time decisions; determine strategies for controlling aircraft; work dynamic scenarios; group/team coordination.
Prerequisites: AT 200 and AT 305

AT 405  En route Radar Operations  3 Credits (3,0)

Procedures and minima prescribed in FAAH 7110.65; vertical, lateral, and longitudinal separation of aircraft in all phases of flight; phraseology; strip marking; instrument and visual approaches; coordination; and keyboard commands in an en route radar and non-radar environment.
Prerequisites: AT 305 and AT 401

AT 415  Advanced Air Traffic Control Tower  3 Credits (3,0)

Knowledge of moderate to busy tower operations including: control tower equipment; Flight Data procedures; airspace rules and procedures; VFR traffic pattern, including sequencing multiple IFR and VFR inbound aircraft; parallel runway procedures and intersecting runway operations; Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO); handling of emergency aircraft, notification and procedures for Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF); System Information Areas (SIAs); inter and intra facility coordination; same runway separation; wake turbulence separation; and SOP for the transfer of position responsibility.

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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.