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


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.AVIA.DSPATCH.04

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 practical examination for Aircraft Dispatcher.

Graduation 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.



AIRP 1313 Introduction to Aviation 3
AIRP 1317 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AIRP 1311 Flight Theory 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)


SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
AIRP 1351 Instrument Ground School 3
AIRP 1307 Aviation Meteorology 3
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


AIRP 2337 Commercial Ground School 3
AIRP 2355 Propulsion Systems 3
AIRP 2352 Practical Dispatching I 3
AIRP 2333 Aircraft Systems 3
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3


AIRP 1347 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AIRP 2353 Practical Dispatching II 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
AVIM 2337 Aviation Law 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 61-62

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - any three-credit course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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