Bachelor of Science in
Air Traffic Management

During the next decade, 85 percent of the U.S. air traffic controllers who are currently working will be eligible for retirement. This correlates to approximately 14,000 open positions for new controllers to join the FAA. The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management program at Embry-Riddle prepares graduates to fill those seats in a thrilling career in air traffic control. One of just a small number of colleges and universities granted FAA designation as a Collegiate Training Initiative school (and among the original cohort of 13), Embry-Riddle’s air traffic control program is taught by passionate, knowledgeable professors who have held positions as air traffic controllers themselves.

The Air Traffic Management program provides you with the knowledge and foundation designated for entry into the FAA Academy, where you’ll be integrated with others for additional air traffic control training. Because of the high quality of their education and experience, Embry-Riddle graduates always lead their classes at the FAA Academy.

The Air Traffic Management program at ERAU delivers fundamental traffic controller knowledge and competency through a mix of realistic lab simulations, classroom instruction, and computer-based learning.

Since ERAU has a formal partnership agreement with the FAA, be assured the curriculum and standards meet FAA demands and always exceed its expectations.

Upon graduation, graduates emerge prepared for an entry-level air traffic controller position with the Federal Aviation Administration or other entities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment categories in support of air transportation are expected to grow by 25 percent through 2022.

Students pursue a variety of co-ops and internships with airline, aviation, and air transportation companies focused on safety, training, operations, dispatch, and transportation.

DEGREE DETAILS

About Air Traffic Management at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Air Traffic Management (ATM) program at ERAU’s Prescott Campus is a degree designed for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or gain employment in a related industry. In addition to ATM courses, the curriculum provides skills in mathematics, physics, communications, safety, meteorology, and aeronautics. The academic courses are designed to provide exposure to procedures and operations consistent with those found in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facilities.

The Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management degree is housed in the Department of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation.

The B.S. in Air Traffic Management degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours, normally completed in eight semesters. View the degree requirements for the Prescott Campus.

Prescott ATM students attend classes in dynamic, aviation-related labs and facilities, and are a part of one of the few programs in the country that incorporates computer-based simulation training in all areas of air traffic control, even unmanned aircraft.

The Campus maintains a modern fleet of aircraft and a host of advanced flight simulation devices with advanced visual systems. 

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Degree Summary

120 Credits

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