The term "FAA Approved School" is associated with the traditional "Collegiate Training Initiative" (CTI) program. AATC offers a "CTO" program. The CTO or Control Tower Operator certification course is a one year technical certificate program. When a student completes this program, they will have met all the requirements in accordance with FAR Part 65 and [...]
What is the difference between a CTI (Collegiate Training Initiative) program and a CTO (Control Tower Operator) certificate program?
A CTI program is a degree program at a 2 or 4 year college or university that agrees to teach a course titled Air Traffic Control Basics in their curriculum. This is accomplished by adding the lesson objectives to various academic courses taught at that institution. Students are also required to complete general education requirements [...]
No, the air traffic control career field requires technical skills. The skills of an Air Traffic Controller rely on one's cognitive and non-cognitive skill sets, much like the skills required of a race car driver who has excellent hand/eye coordination with instantaneous decision making abilities. No amount of education will make you a qualified controller. [...]
Why do you require a campus visit/tour of your facility before someone can be accepted into your program?
Our expectation is to have a 100% graduation rate. It is important that we make sure an applicant meets certain qualifications and skill sets to become an Air Traffic Controller. Part of your visit will include a simulation session with an instructor on our Adacel MaxSim Tower Simulator. This will give you an opportunity to [...]
The majority of our training is technical, hands on training, therefore we are unable to offer classes online. Students must attend classes on campus in Valdosta, GA. Click here to learn more about Our Location.
The price of tuition for the program is $50,000. This includes everything you will need for training. If you put this into perspective, you will spend close to the same amount just in room and board if you were to attend a four year college program. Additionally, your earnings as an Air Traffic Controller will [...]
Visit our Financing page to view our financing options. Our preferred lending institution offers a private student loan which will require a qualified co-signer. The borrower will have a few repayment plan options, one being fixed payments of $25.00/month through 6 months after graduation. This can help reduce your expenses while you are still in [...]
All of our instructors that are certified in the Control Tower have a CTO certificate issued by the FAA. Each instructor has, on average, over 30 years of Air Traffic Control experience.
No, it is not necessary to have any flight training before beginning our ATC program.
Once accepted you will be enrolled with the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Continuing Education Division.