Aeronautics at Sacramento City College

Required Courses — Air Traffic Control

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Contact Information:

Scott Miller

millers@scc.losrios.edu
(916) 558 - 2502

SCC Main Campus
3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822

AT-CTI students are responsible for taking all of the core courses, plus one additional semester of an Air Traffic Control specific course. This is in addition to all general education requirements. Please see the Sacramento City College course catalog for the AA/AS requirements.

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List of Required Courses

New pre-requisite class starting Summer 2012: FLTEC 100

FLTEC 100 will be offered again in Summer 2013. We do not offer FLTEC 100 during the Spring and Fall semesters.

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Summer session (Prior to first semester)

First Semester:

1st Four Weeks2nd Four Weeks3rd Four Weeks4th Four Weeks

Second Semester:

1st Four Weeks2nd Four Weeks3rd Four Weeks4th Four Weeks

Third Semester:

1st Four Weeks2nd Four Weeks3rd Four Weeks4th Four Weeks

Class descriptions

FLTEC 100: Introduction to Aviation Careers
1 unit
This introductory course is designed for potential aviation career professionals such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and aircraft dispatchers. In this course, students will explore the fundamentals of aircraft operations as well as the history and development of the aviation industry. The students will also explore and learn the requirements for completing the AS degree in Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Dispatch, and Flight Technology. A final grade of "C" or better and completion of the Computerized Placement Testing series is necessary to move on to FLTEC 302, 312, 320, and 330.
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FLTEC 330: Airplane Aerodynamics
3 units
This course provides in-depth instruction in the fundamentals of aerodynamics, nomenclature, common maneuvers, and emergency concerns for airplanes. This course is appropriate for pilots, flight instructors, aircraft mechanics, air traffic control specialists, or aircraft dispatchers.
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FLTEC 304: Safety and Human Factors in Aviation
3 units
This course provides an overview of human factors that relate to aviation safety and the cause of aircraft accidents.
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FLTEC 320: Private Pilot Ground School
3 units
In this course, the basic principles of flight, meteorology, navigation, communication, weight and balance, aircraft systems and instruments, performance, flight procedures, air traffic control, and regulations will be explained. It provides the necessary information that will enable the student to be eligible to take the Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, and basic Certificated Ground School Instructor knowledge exam.
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FLTEC 302: Aviation Weather
3 units
This aviation related meteorology course is designed for pilots, air traffic controllers, and aircraft dispatchers. It covers basic weather phenomena, hazards, and prognostics as they apply to flight. Use and interpretation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Weather Service (NWS) meteorological services are also explained.
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FLTEC 310: Instrument Pilot/Instructor Ground School
3 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 320, with a grade of "C" or better.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of instrument flying to include: Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), instruments, meteorology, navigation, IFR approaches, IFR departures, IFR enroute, communications, air traffic control, and aero medical factors. This course meets the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for Instrument Pilot, Instrument Ground School Instructor, and/or Instrument Flight Instructor written exam eligibility.
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FLTEC 306: Federal Aviation Regulations
3 units
This course is an in-depth study of the Code of Federal Regulations 14, Parts 1, 43, 61, 65, 71, 73, 91, 121, and 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Orders, Letters of Agreement, Standard Operating Procedures, Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 830, for reporting aircraft accidents.
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FLTEC 321: Commercial Pilot Ground School
3 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 320, with a grade of "C" or better.
This course is an in-depth study of the principles of meteorology, aviation, navigation, communication, advanced weight and balance, aircraft structures, aircraft systems, instruments, performance, theory of flight, and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). This course meets the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) eligibility requirements for Commercial Pilot and/or Advanced Ground School Instructor written exam.
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FLTEC 312: Air Navigation, Airspace and Communication
3 units
This course is designed to teach the aeronautics student the basics of navigation, airspace, and communication under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). The fundamentals of pilotage, dead reckoning, and radio navigation will be applied to flight planning. Requirements for airspace and air traffic controller communication will be covered.
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FLTEC 314: Large Aircraft Systems
3 units
This Boeing 700 Series general familiarization course is designed for students desiring to become pilots, air traffic controllers, air dispatchers, turbojet flight engineers, or technicians on large, complex aircraft typically flown by the airline industry. All Boeing systems will be covered in detail such as: avionics, hydraulics, pneumatics, pressurization, air conditioning electrics, fire protection, ice/rain removal, engine operation, flight performance, and take-off and landing data. Weight and balance computations and emergency procedures will also be included. This course may be taken four times for credit provided a different series aircraft is being studied.
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ATCAD 300: Basic Terminal Procedures
3.5 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 302, 304, 306, 310, 312, 314, 320, 321, and 330 with grades of “C” or better.
This course provides lecture and simulator lab experience in the fundamental concepts of procedures and skills related to Terminal Radar Control (TRACON) operations. Areas such as aircraft identification, voice communication, phraseology, facility and inner-facility coordination, strip markings, airport traffic control, and TRACON functions will be taught and practiced. One field trip to an operating TRACON facility will be mandatory.
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ATCAD 301: Advanced Terminal Procedures
3.5 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 302, 304, 306, 310, 312, 314, 320, 321, and 330 and ATCAD 300 with grades of “C” or better.
This course provides lecture and simulator lab experience in the advanced concepts of procedures and skills related to Terminal Radar Control (TRACON) operations. Areas such as aircraft identification, voice communication, phraseology, facility and inner-facility coordination, strip markings, air traffic control, TRACON functions, runway visibility, weather observations, communication failures, and emergencies will be taught and practiced. One field trip to an operating TRACON facility will be mandatory.
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ATCAD 302: Basic En Route Procedures
3.5 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 302, 304, 306, 310, 312, 314, 320, 321, and 330 with grades of “C” or better.
This course provides lecture and simulator lab experience in the fundamental rules and procedures required in the en route environment. Areas such as air/ground communications, radar control, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) en route procedures, aircraft identification, voice communications, phraseology, facility and inter-facility coordination, strip markings, and clearances will be taught and practiced.
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ATCAD 303: Advanced En Route Procedures
3.5 units
Prerequisite: FLTEC 302, 304, 306, 310, 312, 314, 320, 321, and 330 and ATCAD 302 with grades of “C” or better.
This course provides lecture and simulator lab experience in advanced rules and procedures required in the en route environment. Areas such as air/ground communication, radar control, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) en route procedures, aircraft identification, communication failures, clearances, strip markings, radio and satellite navigation systems, aviation weather services, and emergency procedures will be taught and practiced.
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