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3325
Associate of Arts
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 3325 Degree Awarded: Associate of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The Associate of Arts in Air Traffic Control prepares students for a career in air traffic control.

Degree Requirements

The degree is conferred on students who successfully complete the following curriculum.

Curriculum
Freshman Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • AHF 1101 Introduction to Aviation Psychology
    or Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the field of aviation psychology. Presents and analyzes aviation psychology issues in general applications. Emphasizes the aviation industry and aircraft systems. Includes personnel selection, training, stress, performance, culture and leadership, among other topics.

  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Initial course in meteorology for flight students and aviation professionals. Includes meteorological codes, charts and aviation bulletins, and identification of potentially hazardous in-flight weather conditions. Also addresses atmospheric circulation, stability, convection, moisture, air masses and fronts.

  • AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides basic aeronautics instruction for all students. Prepares flight students for the FAA private pilot written examination. Includes aircraft components, basic aerodynamics, airports, air traffic control, airspace, regulations, performance, weight and balance, aeromedical factors, aviation weather and air navigation.

  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3

    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.

    Prerequisite:

    WRI 0100 or WRI 0110 

    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 1

    Assists new incoming students during their initial academic and social transitions to the university. Aims to promote student success by providing information about campus and academic resources, and encouraging participation in the classroom and in the campus community.

  • MTH 1000 Precalculus
    Credit Hours: 4

    Algebra and trigonometry that are used to develop the skills needed in calculus. Required for students who have minimal algebra and/or trigonometry preparation, or whose placement test indicated such a need.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 0111

    Requirement(s):
    Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • AVS 2101 Aviation Physical Science
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the basic principles of physics directly applicable to aviation including properties of matter, mechanics, vibration, wave motion, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism and optics.

    Prerequisite:

    MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1010, or (MTH 1011 and MTH 1012)

  • AVT 2201 National Airspace System
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies intensively the National Airspace System including its political, geographical and operational structures. Covers ATC responsibilities, airfield operations and special-use airspace management.

    Prerequisite:

    AVM 1000 or AVT 1001 

  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3

    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1001 or COM 1101 

  • CSE 1301 Introduction to Computer Applications
    Credit Hours: 3

    Overviews computers and terminology. Identifies appropriate problems and solution design using specific applications packages. Introduces the use of word processors, data managers, spreadsheets and the Internet (email and Web browsers).

    Requirement(s):
    College of Engineering and Computing majors may only use as Free Elective
  • One 1000-level (or higher) mathematics course Credit Hours: 3
Sophomore Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • AVS 2102 Aerodynamics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Presents basic aeronautical factors affecting aircraft design and performance. Major topics include atmospheric properties, lift, drag, thrust, aircraft performance, stability and control, high-speed aerodynamics, operating strength limitations, and aerodynamics of specific flying problems.

    Prerequisite:

    AVS 2101 or EDS 1021 or PHY 1001 

  • AVT 3203 Air Traffic Control 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces Air Traffic Control (ATC) and its use of NAVAIDS and airspace to effect positive separation and control of IFR aircraft.

    Prerequisite:

    AVT 2001 or AVT 2201 

  • Humanities Elective (HU) 3000-level or higher recommended Credit Hours: 3
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
Select first HUM Core Course:
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2141 World Art History 1: Pre-History to Early Global Awareness
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys world art history and methodology from pre-history to circa 1500. Emphasizes analyzing and understanding works of painting, sculpture, textiles and decorative arts in their respective historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2211 British Literature and Culture
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys British literature from early 900 A.D. to the early 17th century. Emphasizes the interpretation of texts that represent the development of a British literary tradition and culture from its origins to the Restoration.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys British and American literature of the late 18th to early 20th century, from the French Revolution to World War I. Emphasizes the interpretation of texts that reflect changing ideas about individual and national identities during revolutionary times.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys some of the basic problems in U.S. history through the Civil War era. Emphasizes origins, social characteristics and competing cultural values of the people that formed the American nation.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys key philosophical problems that occupied philosophers in the ancient and medieval periods. Emphasizes the analysis of theories by ancient and medieval philosophers on issues such as skepticism, universals, the existence of God, and free will in their historical context.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

Spring (13 credit hours)
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores the historical roots of modern safety organizations and the safety responsibilities and operations of the FAA and the NTSB. Closely examines aviation safety planning, icing and human-centered accidents.

  • AVT 4302 Air Traffic Control 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an air traffic control capstone experience. Reviews all FAA air traffic control behavioral objectives/academic standards for Initial Qualification Training-Air Traffic Basics. Culminates with a comprehensive AT-basics knowledge test.

    Prerequisite:

    AVT 3203 

  • Restricted Elective (Aviation or BUS) Credit Hours: 4
Select second HUM Core Course:
  • HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
    Credit Hours: 3

    Similar in purpose and method to HUM 2051, continues the interpretation of primary texts, emphasizing the Renaissance period, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Modern Age.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys world art history and methodology from circa 1500 to present day. Emphasizes analyzing and understanding works of painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, decorative arts, alternative art forms and new media in their respective historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
    (may not be repeated for credit)
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys British and American literature of the late 18th to early 20th century, from the French Revolution to World War I. Emphasizes the interpretation of texts that reflect changing ideas about individual and national identities during revolutionary times.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys British and American literature in the 20th and 21st centuries, from World War I to the present. Emphasizes the interpretation of texts that represent the development of the modern world and modern selves.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the major ideas, ideals and events that have determined the American experience in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

  • HUM 2552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
    Credit Hours: 3

    Surveys key philosophical problems that occupied philosophers in the modern period and today. Emphasizes the analysis of theories by modern and contemporary philosophers on issues such as the nature of knowledge, facts versus values, personal identity, and consciousness in their historical context.

    Prerequisite:

    COM 1102 

Total Credits Required: 60