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 majors may not double major in Aviation Administration or Aviation Flight Management, although minors in these programs are encouraged.