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Career Outlook FAA Aircraft Dispatcher

Technology and Health Division
Certificate E0408

Mt. San Antonio College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Aircraft Dispatcher (AD) Program. This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified aircraft dispatcher in the airline industry, air-medical industry, corporate aircraft operators, and aviation weather service companies. Completion of this program leads to a Certificate. Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA written, oral, and practical tests for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.

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    • Airfield Operations Specialists

      Airfield Operations Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 53-2022.00

      Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $57,054.40
      Annual Job Openings
      242

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate E0408

    Mt. San Antonio College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Aircraft Dispatcher (AD) Program. This program prepares students to enter employment as a certified aircraft dispatcher in the airline industry, air-medical industry, corporate aircraft operators, and aviation weather service companies. Completion of this program leads to a Certificate. Successful completion of this program enables students to take the FAA written, oral, and practical tests for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.

    Aeronautics Website

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AERO 254Aircraft Dispatcher Operations4
    AERO 258Multi-Engine Turbine Aircraft Operations3
    Total Units7

    Aeronautics Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Commercial Flight, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0912

    The Commercial Flight curriculum prepares students for careers as aircraft pilots as well as related ground occupations in aviation. Students have the opportunity for optional flight training with commensurate college credit. The pilot license is not required for graduation but it is desirable for career advancement.

    This program prepares students for military and civilian aviation careers through transfer programs to bachelor’s degree aviation curricula throughout the nation. With concurrent flight training, students may achieve the commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating simultaneously with the A.S. degree.

    Aeronautics Website

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    AERO 100Primary Pilot Ground School4
    AERO 102Aviation Weather3
    AERO 104Federal Aviation Regulations3
    AERO 150Commercial Pilot Ground School3
    AERO 152Air Transportation3
    AERO 200Aviation Safety and Human Factors3
    AERO 202Aircraft and Engines3
    AERO 250Navigation3
    AERO 252Instrument Ground School3
    Total Units28

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AIRT 151Aircraft Recognition and Performance3

    Note: The Commercial Flight faculty recommend that students complement their studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. Students should meet with a professor of commercial flight to help them determine which electives would best suit their career plans.

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    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Robert RogusTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: rrogus@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 28Phone: (909) 274-5006