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Sunday, February 13, 2011

How To Become an Air Traffic Controller

Pacific Ocean (May 5, 2006) - Air Traffic Cont...Image via Wikipedia


A new semester of school has started for Ryan, well it started Jan 5th. This is his 3rd semester at UVU. Here's a little update on that. He's getting an aviation administration degree to become an air traffic controller. The FAA only requires an associates degree, but you have to graduate from a school that has an FAA approved AT-CTI program (Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative), and Utah does not have one. He's planning to transfer to Mt SAC (Mount San Antonio College, in California) for his last semester then graduate there. They will give him an official school recommendation and he'll have to pass the FAA pre-employment test with a 70 or higher  along with a medical exam and security investigation. After graduation he must complete all required training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City to continue employment with FAA. Depending which option he chooses training will be 30 days or 60 days. Once he's completed that we'll move wherever there's an opening! We're very excited!  The plan is for him to move to California in January to finish school though it may be August depending on how many classes he has left. He still has to speak with a counselor and make sure all the classes will transfer etc. to know for sure. I will probably stay here to work unless we can figure something out.

5 comments:

Kristi said...

Wow, crazy! Sounds like a great plan. So would you guys both move in January?

Teandra said...

He probably won't be working so I'll stay here and work since I don't want to have to find a job there

Lindsay said...

Wow! That's awesome! How exciting! Good luck!

Abby and Mike said...

If you guys come to Oklahoma City, drop me a line and we can get together!

Brittney said...

My dad is an air traffic controller here at the salt lake center and he teaches an online class in the aviation department at UVU. He seriously loves his job, and he even works with the new trainees at work during their three year training period.

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