Air Traffic Control Management / Bachelor of Science
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 75
This program is designed for students who want to become Air Traffic Controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration. Students enrolled in the program must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in major courses in the ATC curriculum, with no grade in the major lower than a “C”. Students must pass an aptitude test midway through the curriculum, and upon successful completion of all the courses, must pass a comprehensive examination; only then will they receive a certificate as a graduate from an FAA approved Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) college. Upon graduation from the program, students will be eligible to be hired by the FAA if they are able to pass a physical examination and an aptitude test given under the FAA guidelines. If successful, the student will attend the FAA Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for additional training. Successful completion of this Oklahoma City program will provide the required training and skills to be an Air Traffic Controller for the FAA.
Applicants to this program must have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 21 or a minimum score of 1100 on the SAT. They must also have completed 3 years of high school mathematics and science. In addition to appropriate ACT/SAT scores, transfer students must have earned an overall 3.0 GPA in transferable courses. Lewis University students who request admission into the program must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Lewis University and must have earned no less than a 3.0 GPA overall.
Air Traffic Control Management majors may also major in Aviation Administration or Aviation Flight Management provided they successfully complete 12 credit hours in upper-division courses that differentiate the two majors (that is, are not simultaneously applied to both majors). Air Traffic Control Management majors may minor in Aviation Flight Management but not in Aviation Administration.
I. Core Aviation Courses (66)
II. Core Business Courses (9)
III. General Education Courses
For details on General Education requirements, see the General Information section in this catalog.
(AVTR 10200, AVTR 25000, and AVTR 25200 serve both as General Education courses and as requirements for the ATC major.)
IV. Open Electives (8)
Any courses offered in the University may be chosen. These credits count toward the 128 hours required for graduation.
V. Advanced Writing Requirement
The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of: