Dec 03, 2023
AVIA 282 - Air Traffic Control 2 Credits: 5
Covers ATC procedures in terminal ATC environments for controllers and pilots. Emphasizes proper radio communications procedures, terminal ATC radar and non-radar separation and sequencing, correct application of applicable terminal ATC Operational rules and regulations for controllers and correct application of FAR and AIM rules and procedures for pilots.
Enrollment Requirement: AVIA 281 with a grade of 2.5 or higher.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate a skill in the techniques and procedures for using radar to expedite the movement of IFR aircraft.
- Demonstrate a skill and knowledge of visual approaches, contact approaches and straight-in vectored approaches.
- Demonstrate a skill in the techniques and procedures for the continued separation of IFR aircraft without radar.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize 32 different types of aircraft from pictures and be able to list the correct FAA identification.
- Demonstrate a skill in communication between the airport control tower and radar controller.
- Prepare for an entry-level position as an Air Traffic Controller in the National Airspace System.
- Employ understanding of the integral parts of the global aviation industry through practical application of comprehensive aeronautical principles.
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation professionals through proficiency in the skills and technology used in the aviation industry.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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