Air Traffic Management
The first program of its kind, this degree will place you directly into an Air Traffic Management career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Plus, you’ll earn your private pilot certificate and gain expertise in a second field of your choice.
Learning to direct and control the traffic in the sky is no simple mission. You’ll train on a state-of-the-art Virtual Controller simulator and radar simulators. The air traffic control simulation labs include a 32-position, voice recognition ATCoach radar system, a 225° MaxSim tower system, a 360° MaxSim tower radar simulator and 32 additional radar simulators.
With UND’s rigorous and thorough training, you’ll gain the skills and technical knowledge to keep the skies safe. You’ll learn many aspects of the aviation industry, including:
- Aviation Safety
- Flight Surveying
- Radar Operations
- Airport Planning and Administration
As a student at a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, you'll have a significant advantage over other students in the nation. The UND Department of Aviation is highly respected by the aviation industry and attributes much of its success to the quality of the program and its graduates.
Many of our students are active in the Student Air Traffic Control Association (SATCA) and travel to different locations around the country to learn more about the field of Air Traffic Control.
If you're looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding aviation career, become an FAA Air Traffic Controller.
Every day of the year, and especially on holidays, more than 15,000 federal controllers at 315 FAA air traffic facilities are on the job, guiding more than 87,000 flights every day across our national airspace system. Do you have what it takes to help us control the skies?
To be an Air Traffic Control Specialist, you must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Start at the FAA Academy no later than your 31st birthday
- Pass a medical examination
- Pass a security investigation
- Have three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor's degree, or a combination of post-secondary education and work experience that totals three years.
- Pass the FAA air traffic pre-employment tests
- Speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment
All vacancies for air traffic control specialist positions are announced via USAJOBS.
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