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SYST 460: Introduction to Air Traffic Control

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts


Introduction to Air Traffic Control (ATC) for those who plan professions in the air transportation industry. Surveys the entire field, presenting the history of ATC and how it came to be as it is, the technology on which the system is based, the procedures used by controllers to meet the safety and efficiency goals of the system, the organizational structure of the FAA, challenges facing the system, and means under investigation to meet these challenges. Some fieldwork will be required to acquire and analyze airport operational data. A brief introduction to airport design will be discussed.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

Junior standing or graduate standing.

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

1 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2018

Expertise