2 years
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About this course

The Air Traffic Control track follows guidelines and curriculum provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program and prepares students for the FAA’s Air Traffic Selection and Training evaluations (ATSAT). Students who pass the ATSAT are eligible for admission to the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City for further training. Hesston College Aviation is one of 36 colleges and universities in the FAA’s AT-CTI program. Hesston College has been approved by the FAA as an AAAS-Professional Pilot or Air Traffic Control degree program.

Participation in the AT-CTI program requires a minimum ACT Composite score of 19 or a minimum SAT combined Critical Reading and Mathematical score of 910 (or a minimum ASSET reading/writing combined scaled score of 88 if neither the ACT or SAT was taken).

Students meeting these requirements usually complete the program in two years (four semesters). Students not meeting the above academic acceptance requirements may enroll in the Introduction to Aviation class (private pilot ground school). If they successfully complete the class, pass the FAA knowledge exam on the first attempt and accomplish their academic contract agreement, they may enroll in the flight course and AT-CTI Basic courses the following semesters. These students usually complete the program in two and a half to three years (five to six semesters).

Any student beginning a term on academic contract agreement and/or academic probation will not be permitted to enroll in any air traffic control courses during that term possibly prolonging completion dates by one semester.

Entry Requirements

  • 440 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT)
  • 123 on the Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT)
  • 41 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT)
  • 4 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)