Training for International Students Advanced ATC offers a variety of ICAO ATC Training. Normally we offer two training programs for International Students: Basic and Advanced. The Basic Training Program lasts 15 consecutive weeks and it consists of 10 weeks of Classroom Instruction and 5 weeks of Simulation Training. The Advanced Training Program lasts 30 consecutive weeks, and it consists of 10 weeks of Classroom Instruction and 20 weeks of Advanced Simulation Training.

Phase 1: Classroom Instruction (5 Weeks)

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In this phase of training, students will learn to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of fundamentals of weather (METAR), ATC clearances, ATC communications, ATC services, and control of all types of Air Traffic through oral and written lesson evaluations.

Phase 2: Classroom Instruction-Aerodrome Control (5 Weeks)

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In this phase of training, students will learn to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the control of aircraft both in the air and on the ground, vehicles on and around the aerodrome, control positions and their duties and responsibilities, control tower equipment and its use, and weather observations through oral and written lessons and evaluations.

Phase 3: Simulation Training (5 Weeks) OR Advanced Simulation Training (20 Weeks)

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Students receive simulation training on “state of the art” Adacel MaxSim ATC Simulators. The focus of this phase of training is to enhance the student’s skill sets developed in Phases One and Two by training in simulated airport environments with different levels of complexity and traffic volume in order to work up to the highest levels of traffic. Students perform air traffic control procedures including runway operations, issuing clearances, IFR and VFR departure and arrival procedures and separation criteria, helicopter operations, wake turbulence requirements, parallel and crossing runways, emergency procedures, and unusual situations. Students will also receive basic radar simulation training.

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Additional Instruction

Advanced ATC offers additional instruction as requested. Click here see our full ICAO Course Listings and Catalog.

Control Tower Operator (CTO) Certification

** Supplemental instruction is unlimited, and one-on-one tutoring is available at no extra charge as long as attendance requirements are met.