# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Air Traffic Controller (8734/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Air Traffic Controller (8734/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8734
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:9–10

In Air Traffic Controller, students will be introduced to the skills necessary to ensure the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of manned and unmanned air traffic. They will explore the role of air traffic controllers within the National Airspace System (NAS), as well as training and career opportunities in this field. Instruction will include the function and history of air traffic control (ATC), responsibilities and priority of duties, meteorology, emergency situations, and related topics. This course will provide an introduction for students interested in careers in air traffic control and related jobs.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    • Transportation Operations
    • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.