B.S. in Aeronautics with a Major in Air Traffic Management
The first program of its kind, this degree is designed to place students directly into this exciting field. Curriculum includes training that utilizes a state of the art Virtual Controller simulator and radar simulators plus study in a second field. Upon graduation, you will have earned a private pilot certificate or have taken the Survey of Flight course.
Air Traffic Management Program Mission
The mission of the Department of Aviation’s Undergraduate Program in Air Traffic Management is to provide educational opportunities for students that will develop individuals who possess excellent aviation technical abilities, superior communication and teamwork skills, are adaptable to change, seek life-long learning, can effectively utilize technology and have an appreciation of other cultures in order to ensure successful contributions in the global and dynamic aviation industry. This program will prepare graduates in seeking employment as air traffic managers.
360° Tower Simulator
A large lab at the center of Clifford hall houses our 360° MaxSim® Tower/Radar system.
The simulator consists of a 360° view with four synchronized radar positions and a surround-sound effect system. The tower simulator may be used in combination with the four radar positions, or the tower and the radar simulators may be run separately on different scenarios.
Air Traffic Control Labs
UND Aerospace operates advanced control tower and radar simulators to prepare students for a career in air traffic control.
- An Adacel 225° Tower Radar Simulator System (TRSS) occupies two adjacent rooms. One room contains a virtual “tower cab” with a wrap-around visual system that simulates the view from the control tower. The second room contains simulated radar terminals as well as stations for students acting as aircraft pilots operating in the simulated airport environment.
- A UFA Radar Lab provides ATC students with the most modern and professional 32-position radar simulation lab in the country. Voice recognition technology allows the simulator to realistically respond to student voice commands. The system is capable of emulating the latest FAA and international radar displays and can run 16 different training scenarios simultaneously.
AABI General Outcomes
The AABI general outcomes are derived from the Accreditation Criteria Manual section 2.3.1. These outcomes were first approved by the AABI Board of Trustees in July of 2007, and are subject to change by action of the afore mentioned board.
Aviation programs must demonstrate that graduates are able to:
- apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
- analyze and interpret data
- work effectively on multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
- make professional and ethical decisions
- communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills
- engage in and recognize of the need for life-long learning
- assess contemporary issues
- use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice
- assess the national and international aviation environment
- apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems
- apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues
Air Traffic Management Program Outcomes
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply tower operations.
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply radar operations.
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply non-radar operations.
- Knowledge of emerging industry procedures and techniques.
- Knowledge and ability to appy Air Traffic Management in an integrated setting.