Air Traffic Control, A.A.S.

Start your Air Traffic Controller journey with TCC's FAA-approved program. Safely guide aircraft in and out of airports.

About the Program

  • FAA-approved Associate in Applied Science Degree (2009) includes training in tower and terminal radar approach control procedures.
  • TCC’s curriculum uses Adacel's high-fidelity control tower and radar approach simulation for hands-on training.
  • Graduates equipped with skills and training for success at the FAA Academy located at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.

Program Details

Dive into the exciting world of Air Traffic Control with our comprehensive Air Traffic Control, A.A.S. program. Explore a curriculum designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in aviation.

Master the art of air traffic management through our program. Develop skills that empower you to excel in communication, decision-making, and ensuring safe and efficient air travel.

After successfully completing this program, you will have the ability to:

  • Determine a plan of action when separating aircraft across airspaces using standards. 
  • Communicate according to FAR standard 71.10.65
  • Organize traffic flow in a safe, orderly, and expeditious manner. 
  • Perform in a team setting with professionalism.

Begin your journey toward becoming an air traffic controller by fulfilling program requirements designed to provide a solid foundation in aviation principles, technology, and effective coordination.

Degree Requirements

FAA Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be under 31 years old upon FAA employment
  • Pass an FAA Class II medical for Air Traffic Controllers
  • Pass a security investigation
  • Three years of work experience, a Bachelor's degree, or a blend of education and experience totaling three years
  • Pass the FAA air traffic pre-employment tests
  • Speak English clearly enough for others to understand you on communication equipment
  • Complete an interview

Chart your course to success with our Air Traffic Control, A.A.S. program map. Seamlessly progress through each phase of your education, guided by a clear roadmap that ensures you stay on track toward achieving your career goals in the field of air traffic control.

Program Map

  1. Connect with a TCC aviation academic counselor to get started on your air traffic control journey.
  2. Bring the following original documents to our Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center at 112 W. Beechcraft Drive. Photocopies won't be accepted. Contact: 918-595-3717.
    1. Prove U.S. citizenship with:
      1. Original birth certificate with raised seal (U.S. or territory-born)
      2. Valid, unexpired United States passport
      3. Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal (Form N-550 or N-570)
      4. Original certification of birth abroad (Form FS-545 or DS-1350)
      5. Original Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
    2. Possess a valid Class II FAA Medical with audiogram.
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