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  Mar 08, 2021
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Air Traffic Control (6967)

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Technical Certificate

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employment Restrictions

FCCJ has no restrictions on age or physical conditions of students. However, students desiring to pursue a career in air traffic control should take note of the following FAA requirements:

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Must pass an Air Traffic-Selection and Training (AT-SAT) or Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examination administered by the FAA.
  3. 30-year-old maximum age restriction for employment in terminal or en route options.
  4. Security screening background check
  5. Must meet the medical requirements of FAR 65 and 67 (FAA Class II Pilot medical while in a student status).

The ATC program requires extensive reading and interpretation of technical information. The ATC Specialist requires good hand/eye coordination and English language proficiency. Students should be aware that completing the program requirements does not guarantee employment with the FAA.

This program does not provide a Florida state technical certificate but does provide a Florida Community College certificate.

Application Procedure

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Aviation Operations AT-CTI program, students must:

  1. Be accepted for admission or be currently enrolled at Florida Community College.
  2. Have completed the Aviation Operations AT-CTI application by the application deadline for the term for which they are applying.
  3. Complete the prerequisites prior to the application deadline. A grade of at least a “C” must be achieved, and an overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.

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Total Credit Hours: 24


The following courses must be completed before submitting an application to this program:

Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

Please see the technical certificate graduation requirements .


This certificate articulates directly into the Aviation Operations program.

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