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Aviation

Air Traffic Controller Option

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Air Traffic Controller Option is designed for those seeking a career as an air traffic controller. Our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AT-CTI designation prepares students for air traffic controller careers.

How to become an air traffic controller

Life style and qualifications

An air traffic controller must consider the lifestyle and FAA qualifications when choosing a career path.

 

Salary range* (per month)

Starting pay for ATC recruits* (at FAA academy) Salary

AT-CTI graduates

$1,420

Veterans Appointments

$2,760

Retired military controllers

$2,760
At facility  

Based on class of facility and seniority

$4,750 - 11,580

Supervisor
 

Longmont Center

$12,300 - 14,350

*Note: Plus per diem while at the FAA academy

Course of Study

Estimated Costs

  In District Out-of-District WUE Out-of-State

College tuition and fees:

$ 5,453

$ 8,147

$11,773

$29,015

Lab Fees:

4,220

4,200

4,200

4,200

Approximate total costs for program:

$ 9,673

$ 12,367

$ 15,993

$ 33,235

*Costs subject to change at any time.
*Flight costs based on FAA minimum flight hours.  Individual students may require additional flight hours.
*Costs may vary with choice of electives.
*Estimated costs based as of Fall 2014