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What will I learn?

Command the runways

Learn how to control traffic in the skies! Air traffic controllers help pilots navigate the runways safely and easily. You'll direct planes, and learn aviation safety, emergency cabin training, operations, aircraft models and more. Earn your air traffic control degree, and learn how to manage the unpredictable. Here, you'll learn how to map weather and traffic, and you'll gain a firm foundation in control systems to keep you and your passenger safe.

This online air traffic controller program offers you the flexibility of iPad-powered learning, which means you can earn your degree from anywhere. But, don't worry, you won’t be alone in the process. Our faculty are aviation professionals with advanced academic degrees, and they will help you become an air traffic controller.

This online air traffic control program can be completed from anywhere, but you do have the option to use your electives to attain pilot licenses and ratings. You will take your flight training at Lynn’s Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics, located near the Boca Raton Airport. You'll graduate with a degree, professional experience and you’ll be a step ahead of your peers.

This major qualifies graduates for the rATP at 1000 hours. Flight training beyond the private pilot certificate must be done with Lynn University to qualify.

Air traffic control information

Help pilots fly the skies safely in a state-of-the-art training facility with simulators and Cessna 172 and Cirrus SR-20 aircraft.

  • Air traffic basics, airport operations, instrument flight training, and regulations and laws
  • Aviation safety and human factors, control systems, and primary flight theory and training

Air traffic controller career opportunities

As an air traffic controller, you'll be able to apply educational and experiential opportunities to your career. Opportunities include:

  • Airport management
  • Fixed base operation management
  • Airline management
  • Professional pilot
  • Technical operations management
  • Ground controller
  • Tower controller
  • Data controller
  • Radar controller
  • Weather controller

Our graduates have impressive internship opportunities while studying at Lynn, which leads them to continued success in their careers. Take a look at the companies our alumni have gained employment with:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • CommuteAir
  • Republic Airways
  • SkyWest
  • Boca Raton Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Authority
  • Fort Lauderdale Flight Standards District Office

Which department am I in?

College of Aeronautics

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,650.00 per year
Cost is based on completion of 120 total credits (30 credits / year).
Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Aeronautics

3601 N Military Trail,



33431, United States

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,750.00 per year
USD $325 per credit; Covid-19 Financial options: During the 2020-21 academic year, full-time undergraduate students who enroll in remote instruction will receive a tuition credit of USD $565 per three-credit course, up to five courses per semester.
Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

3 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a secondary school attended.

For international students

You’re also a first-year student if you’re:

  • Currently in high school and have no college credits
  • Currently in high school and have dual enrollment credits
  • Graduated from high school and have no college credits
  • Graduated from high school and have fewer than 12 college credits

We require demonstration of proficiency in English for most international applicants. Submit official English test scores with your application unless you’re from Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa or the United Kingdom. We accept the following:

  • TOEFL internet-based score of 71+
  • IELTS score of 6.0+
  • Duolingo score of 100+ (tests taken before July 1 – minimum score of 51)
  • PTE score of 50+

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.