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Contact: Robert RogusTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: rrogus@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Aviation Science, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0910

This curriculum meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). Under an educational partnership agreement with the FAA, this CTI program prepares students for broad-based aviation careers. Students completing this CTI program may be recommended by the college for hiring by the FAA as air traffic controllers. There are no prerequisites or enrollment limitations.

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

Required Courses

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    • Transportation Managers

      Transportation Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-3071.01

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.93

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,032.07
      Annual Job Openings
      2,037

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Transportation Security Screeners

      Transportation Security Screeners

      SOC Career Code: 33-9093.00

      Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $26.52

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $46,557.53
      Annual Job Openings
      618

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

      Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks

      SOC Career Code: 43-4181.00

      Make and confirm reservations for transportation or lodging, or sell transportation tickets. May check baggage and direct passengers to designated concourse, pier, or track; deliver tickets, contact individuals and groups to inform them of package tours; or provide tourists with travel or transportation information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $35.65

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $37,147.68
      Annual Job Openings
      2,512

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

      Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

      SOC Career Code: 53-1011.00

      Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.59

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $46,393.84
      Annual Job Openings
      183

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

      Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

      SOC Career Code: 53-2011.00

      Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $195.28

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $202,606.92
      Annual Job Openings
      2,059

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Air Traffic Controllers

      Air Traffic Controllers

      SOC Career Code: 53-2021.00

      Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $89.16

      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
      $142,251.20
      Annual Job Openings
      330

      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

      Historical Wages
    • 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
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      • 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

      Historical Wages
    • Flight Attendants

      Flight Attendants

      SOC Career Code: 53-2031.00

      Provide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $35.31

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $57,090.00
      Annual Job Openings
      2,782

      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

      Historical Wages
    • Aviation Inspectors

      Aviation Inspectors

      SOC Career Code: 53-6051.01

      Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.14

      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
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $75,055.77
      Annual Job Openings
      391

      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

      Historical Wages
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  • Aviation Science, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0910

    This curriculum meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). Under an educational partnership agreement with the FAA, this CTI program prepares students for broad-based aviation careers. Students completing this CTI program may be recommended by the college for hiring by the FAA as air traffic controllers. There are no prerequisites or enrollment limitations.

    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 152Air Transportation3
    AERO 200Aviation Safety and Human Factors3
    AERO 250Navigation3
    AERO 252Instrument Ground School3
    AIRT 151Aircraft Recognition and Performance3
    AIRT 201Terminal Air Traffic Control3
    AIRT 203Enroute Air Traffic Control3
    AIRT 251Air Traffic Control Team Skills1.5
    Total Units32.5

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AERO 150Commercial Pilot Ground School3
    AERO 202Aircraft and Engines3
    BUSM 60Human Relations in Business3

     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.

    Aeronautics Website

    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