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Aeronautical Management Technology - Air Traffic Management

Arizona State University

48 months
31200 USD/year
28800 USD/year
10710 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The BS program in Aeronautical Management Technology - Air Traffic Management from Arizona State University provides a technical foundation in the air traffic control procedures used by air traffic controllers in air traffic control towers and air traffic control radar facilities. 


This is an intensive program of classroom study and laboratory practice using state-of-the-art air traffic control simulators to enhance and reinforce classroom study. Students develop the following skills:

  • analytical thinking
  • clear and concise communication
  • problem-solving
  • teamwork

Career Opportunities

The Aviation Accreditation Board International accredits this program and the Federal Aviation Administration certifies flight and ground instruction.

The Federal Aviation Administration's 2015 Controller Workforce Plan has projected that that agency plans to hire more than 6,300 new controllers over the next five years to keep pace with the expected attrition rate and traffic growth. The total number of planned hires for the period of 2015-2024 is 10,241 new controllers. Increases in the volume of air traffic will require more controllers to handle the additional work. New computerized systems will assist controllers by automatically making many of the routine decisions. This will allow controllers to handle more traffic, thus increasing their productivity.

To prepare for this challenge, students receive training in the methodologies and technologies that are currently being developed for the next generation of air traffic control systems. Despite the obvious demand for new controllers in the immediate future, competition to get into the FAA-approved training programs is expected to remain intense as there generally are many more applicants than there are openings. Graduates who have met all the FAA requirements will be eligible for consideration for employment.

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

The Aeronautical Management Technology - Air Traffic Management program is offered at Arizona State University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Private Pilot Ground School
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • The ASU Experience
  • Calculus for Engineers I
  • First-Year Composition
  • Advanced First-Year Composition
  • Introduction to Aeronautical Management Technology
  • Air Traffic Control
  • General Physics
  • General Physics Laboratory
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Commercial Pilot Ground School
  • Aerospace Structures, Materials and Systems
  • Fundamentals of Air Traffic Management
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Microeconomic Principles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English: four years (composition/literature based).
  • Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite).
  • Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics) .
  • Social science: two years (including one year American history).
  • Foreign language: two years (same language).
  • Fine arts: one year.
  • First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10710 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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