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Aircraft Dispatcher ADSP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 24 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2013

What is the program about?

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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in airline and corporate aviation.


Students may choose the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate where they may earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher Certification.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1105 Orientation to Aviation 2
AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 1119 Aviation Meteorology 2
AVT 1141 Principles of Aviation Leadership 2
AVT 2146 Introduction to Airline Operations 3
AVT 2157 Aircraft Performance I 2
AVT 2158 Aircraft Performance II 2
AVT 2159 Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) Aircraft Systems 1
AVT 2166 Practical Dispatch Applications 3
AVT 2167 Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Navigation & Planning 2
AVT 2168 Dispatcher Oral Preparation 1
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule
This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.