Aviation Options Expand
Students with their sights set on a high-flying, fast-paced career, can prepare through Atlantic Cape’s new Aviation Studies degree program.
The Associate in Science degree is designed to provide pathways for students seeking careers in aviation and includes tracks in:
- Air Traffic Control
- Commercial Pilot
- Airport Management.
The degree will prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to continue their aviation studies.
Beginning fall 2012, Atlantic Cape was set to offer:
“With this degree, students will be on the path to pursue careers in several aspects of the aviation industry,” said Otto Hernandez, chair of the Information Systems & Aviation Studies Department. “Whether they want to be on the ground or in the sky, our Aviation Studies degree will help lay the foundation.”
In addition to the new degrees, Atlantic Cape continues to offer the Associate in Applied Science in Air Traffic Control Terminal for those who are interested in taking the FAA’s Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) exam.
Students in the A.A.S. program who wish to take the air traffic control certification exam may do so under the FAA’s “public bid” process, upon announcement from FAA.
Students train on a state-of-the-art tower simulator that provides a 180-degree look at 10 U.S. airports. They rotate through different positions, from communication to radar.