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Degree Plans - Aviation Technology - Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate (Archived)


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  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


The job performed by an aircraft dispatcher is an integral part of the overall flight operations for airlines. An individual in this position works in conjunction with an airline pilot and is responsible for regulation compliance, weather and loading procedures prior to take-off. In the Aircraft Dispatcher Program students may earn a certificate after approximately one year or choose to complete the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree. Entry into either program will be in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and with instructor approval. Upon completion of the courses in the desired program, students may be recommended to apply to take the FAA knowledge examination for aircraft dispatcher and the FAA Practical Examination.



AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
AIRP 2352 Practical Dispatching I 3


AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2353 Practical Dispatching II 3
Minimum Hours Required 33

Completion Requirements--Students in the Aircraft Dispatcher Option must successfully complete all required courses in the Aircraft Dispatcher curriculum. They must also complete all educational requirements imposed by the State of Texas. In addition, they must obtain the Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate from the FAA.

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