Aeronautics at Sacramento City College

Aircraft Dispatcher

More Information:


Contact Information:

Scott Miller

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

SCC Main Campus
3835 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95822

New pre-requisite class starting in Summer 2012: FLTEC 100

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

Sacramento City College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Aircraft Dispatch Program. Through the program, students can earn an Aircraft Dispatcher, A.S. Degree or an Aircraft Dispatcher, Certificate. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire the necessary technical training in order to qualify for the written, oral, and practical examinations for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.

Aircraft dispatchers, who are also referred to as flight superintendents or flight dispatchers, schedule flights for airlines and make sure all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations are followed. They draw up flight plans and confer with pilots and flight engineers to determine that flights can be made safely. Dispatchers also maintain contact with crews after they are airborne to keep them advised of weather conditions, alternate landing plans, and necessary changes in altitude.

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