Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

General Information

Get Faculty/Staff Directory





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.

I. Core Aviation Courses (66)
47-102 Introduction to Aviation (1)
47-130 Private Pilot Ground I (3)
47-131 Private Pilot Ground II (3)
47-201 Human Factors in Aviation (3)
47-203 Visual Aircraft Recognition (1)
47-204 Aviation Regulations (3)
47-231 Instrument Pilot Ground School (4)
47-250 Aviation Meteorology I (3)
47-252 Aviation Meteorology II (3)
47-313 Air Traffic Control Systems (3)
47-321 Aviation Legislation (3)
47-331 Commercial Pilot Ground School (3)
47-353 Air Transportation (3)
47-373 Aviation Safety (3)
47-452 Airport Management (3)
47-463 Aircraft Accident Investigation (3)
47-473 Flight Engineer I (3)
47-480 Practical Dispatching (3)
47-482 ATC Responsibilities & Procedures (3)
47-484 Radar Fundamentals and Separation Minima (3)
47-486 Aircraft Capabilities and Characteristics (3)
47-496 Air Traffic Control Internship (3)
47-XXX Aviation Elective (3)

II. Core Business Courses (9)
61-200 Principles of Management (3)
61-360 Human Resource Management (3)
61-380 Supervisory Management (3)

III. General Education Courses (45)
06-111 College Writing I (3)
06-112 College Writing II (3)
10-112 Introduction to Human Communication (3)
Fine Arts Requirement (3)
09-101 Culture and Civilization I (3)
09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)
15-110 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
Literature (3)
Social Science Requirement (3)
Economics Option (3)
Mathematics Option (3)
20-290 Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations (3)
19-100 or 19-106 Theology Level 100 (3)
19-2XX Theology Level 200 (3)
Action and Values (3)

The following courses serve both as General Education courses and as major requirements:


47-102 Introduction to Aviation (1)
47-250 Aviation Meteorology I (3)
47-252 Aviation Meteorology II (3)
IV. Open Elective Courses (8)