Jacksonville University offers a program for those who wish to become air traffic controllers under the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). JU is one of the few schools in the nation selected by the FAA to participate in the CTI program.

The program allows qualified graduates to be hired by the FAA as air traffic controllers. To be eligible for hiring by the FAA through the CTI Program, students must:

  • Hold U.S. citizenship
  • Complete a four year degree in aviation management and flight operations (AVO) or aviation management (AVM)
  • Meet CTI course requirements (see below)
  • Be recommended by the university to the FAA
  • Successfully complete (with a minimum grade of 70%) the Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) Test administered by the FAA during the student’s enrollment at Jacksonville University
  • Be less than 31 years of age at time of hiring by the FAA
  • Pass an FAA physical examination (including hearing and vision tests and drug screening)
  • Pass an FAA background security examination

The CTI program is open to both AVO and AVM students. However, to receive CTI endorsement, all students must take AVM 405 (Advanced Air Traffic Control) and obtain a grade of “C” or better in this class. In addition, AVO students must complete AVM 403 (Basic Air Traffic Control), and all required aviation science (AVS) and flight courses (AVO) with a “C” grade or better. AVM students who wish to participate in the CTI program must select the Air Traffic Control track, and complete AVS 101 and AVM 403 as well as all track-specific courses (AVS 102, AVM 306, AVM 405, AVM 490/488) with a “C” grade or better.

Additional requirements and disqualifying conditions pertain to the CTI program. For more information, please contact the Davis Aviation Center at (904) 256-7895.​