Aircraft Dispatcher (ADSP.S.STC)
24.0 Credit Hours
The Aircraft Dispatcher certificate provides students with the theory and operating knowledge necessary to understand the policies, procedures and means of compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) leading to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher Certification. The program develops the knowledge and skills required to enter a career in the aviation industry as an aircraft dispatcher. To that end, students explore aircraft performance, meteorology, crew resource management, air traffic control, advanced navigation, airline operations and FAA knowledge, oral, and practical exams.
The Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate will incorporate MET 1131, AVT 1105, and AVT 1141 and eliminate AVT 1246 to bring the certificate from 20.0 semester hours to 24.0 semester hours thus making the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate Pell Grant and VA eligible.
Key learning objectives from AVT 1246, required by CFR Part 65 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, will be incorporated into AVT 2167 with no changes to AVT 2167 semester hour requirements.
- Demonstrate operational knowledge of domestic air travel, including industry and governmental agencies, airport identifiers, scheduling protocol, flight planning procedures and the application of weather theory to develop the skills of a professional dispatcher.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply dispatching knowledge by exceeding the Federal Aviation Administration mandated written and oral exam minimum scores and earn the rights and privileges of the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.
- Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior.