Note: In addition to the college membership application (“Apply for this Program Now”), students interested in ATC must also follow the Selective Access Process delineated below.
To take advantage of AT-CTI hiring preferences, students must earn the Aviation Operations (2354) (A.S.) degree described elsewhere. Completion of the technical certificate courses alone will not result in AT-CTI designation.
The Aviation Operations AT-CTI technical certificate is a selective access track. Applicants must meet the following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employment Restrictions.
Florida State College 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:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must pass an Air Traffic-Selection and Training (AT-SAT) or Office of Personnel Management (OPM) examination administered by the FAA.
- 30-year old maximum age restriction for employment in terminal or en route options.
- Security screening background check.
- Must meet the medical requirements of FAR 65 and 67 (FAA Class 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 State College certificate.
Selective Access Process
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Aviation Operations AT-CTI program, students must:
- Be currently enrolled at Florida State College.
- Have submitted their Aviation Operations AT-CTI application by the deadline for the term for which they are applying.
- Have completed or be currently enrolled in the ATC prerequisite classes prior to the application deadline. For each prerequisite, a grade of at least a “C” must be achieved, and an overall college GPA of 2.0 must be maintained.
Need more information? Contact:
Sam Fischer, Cecil Center South (ACE), (904) 317-3844
Program Advisor, (904) 779-4200
More Information online
Federal Aviation Administration Web Site