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Whether you're seeking a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher certificate; want to prepare for success at the FAA's Air Traffic Controller Academy; want to pass your FAA Aeronautical Knowledge exams for Private, Instrument, Remote and Commercial Pilot and Instructor ratings; or simply want a well-rounded education before embarking on a professional aviation career; the Aviation Department is here to help you reach for the sky.


All Flight Technology, Air Traffic Control and Aircraft Dispatcher courses are conducted in face-to-face classroom environments at the Davis Center. There are no online course offerings. Students register for the full program each semester. Students may not register for individual courses, except for the prerequisite course.

Joining a Cohort

All Aviation programs operate with learning cohorts attending a series of short (4-week) intensive courses. To receive course permission numbers to join the Fall learning cohort, you must:

  1. Meet one of the following prerequisites:
    1. Have already completed the prerequisite course, FLTEC 320 Private Pilot Ground (see below) or FLTEC 300 Introduction to Aviation
    2. Hold an FAA Airman Certificate with at least a PPL Airplane or Rotorcraft rating or an FAA Aircraft Dispatcher certificate or meet the requirements of 14 CFR 65.57(a)1, or 2
  2. Attend a mandatory information meeting.
    • A mandatory Information Meeting is scheduled via Zoom.
    • Meetings will be about one hour long.

Permission numbers may be available in August for individual Fall classes, for individuals seeking continuing education and who meet the criteria of #1b above.

About FLTEC 320

  • FLTEC 320 is a prerequisite course for joining a cohort.
  • No permission numbers are required to register for FLTEC 320 in the Fall or Spring semester.
  • We will have one section at the Davis Center in face-to-face mode.
  • You do not need to attend the information meeting to take FLTEC 320.
  • Successful completion of this course will allow you to enter the Fall 2023 learning cohort.