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. Controllers must be able to communicate precisely while simultaneously typing on a small keyboard, writing on small pieces of paper, and making split-second accurate decisions. This is why Advanced ATC’s training program was developed. We take students with no experience and provide a full year of technical skills training by developing their skill sets to work in a variety of control towers throughout the nation.