SLCC General Catalog

Aerospace/Aviation Technology - Dispatch CC

CTE Certificate of Completion
37 credits minimum

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Program Description

The two-semester certificate of completion will provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate as an aircraft dispatcher for scheduled commercial operations in the United States. The program combines certification courses with technical and professional courses essential for success leading to FAA endorsement; FAA aircraft dispatch certification; aviation industry and scheduled aircraft operations; and human factors in the flight environment. Certificate requirements may be used as credit toward entry-level requirements for Aerospace Aviation Technology AS Degree.

Career Opportunities

After completing the program, students may find employment as a certified dispatcher in scheduled and non-scheduled corporate and commercial flight operations.

Program Entry Requirements

The minimum age for dispatch applicants is 21.

Estimated Cost for Students

The cost of tuition per semester may be found at www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees.  The average cost per semester for books and supplies is $350. Most textbooks can be obtained from the College’s bookstore, online, or are available at the pilot shop from the flight school on contract.

Estimated Time to Completion

3 semesters minimum.

Specialized Accreditation

FAA approved Part 65 Dispatch Program.

NOTE: This program is NOT eligible for financial aid.

Program Objectives

The FAA Approved Part 65 Dispatch Program prepared student to earn a Dispatch Certification. The student must demonstrate through knowledge tests, practical tests, and show through appropriate records that he/she meets the knowledge, skill, and experience requirement necessary. All program courses require a grade of C or higher to be considered a passing grade. Students enrolled in the Dispatch track must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be recommended to take the FAA Practical exam.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved QS course

NOTE: Students who may want to pursue an AS degree in the future should take an approved Quantitative Literacy (QL) course, such as MATH 1030, MATH 1040, or MATH 1050.

Required Courses: (29 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PILT 1100

Private Pilot Ground School

4

A

Coreq: PILT 1110, 1115, 1140, 1145, or instructor approval

PILT 1110

Priv Pilt FW Sim Lab

1

A

Coreq: PILT 1100; required for non-flying students

PILT 1250

Instrument Ground School

3

A

PILT 1150 or 1155; Coreq: PILT 1260 or 1265; or instructor approval

PILT 1400

Intro to ATC

3

F, Sp

 

PILT 1420

Aircraft Systems

3

A

 

PILT 2050

Aviation Meteorology

3

A

 

PILT 2310

Human Factors and Safety

3

A

None

PILT ____

Aviation Elective

1

A

See Catalog Course Descriptions

DISP 1010

Regs, A/C Systems & Proced

3

F, Sp

PILT 1100, 1400, 2050 or concurrent w/ PILT 1100, 1400 and 2050  

DISP 1300

Dispatch Applications

5

F,SP

PILT 1100, 1400, 2050 and DISP 1010; can be taken concurrent w/DISP 1010

Elective Recommendations

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PILT 2150

ATP Prep

1

F, Sp

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

PILT 1100

4

CM

3

QS

3-4

PILT 1110

1

HR

2-3

DISP 130

5

PILT 1400

3

PILT 1250

3

PILT ELEC

1

PILT 1420

3

PILT 2050

3

PILT 2310

3

DISP 1010

3

Total

14

Total

14-15

Total

9-10


Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes prior to entering the program should plan extra time to compete the program. High school curriculum in math, science and communication is recommended. 

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes.  It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

Credit for Prior Experience

Any FAA Certification or Military training leading to certification must be reviewed by the department. Official copies of FAA Certification and/or Military training must be submitted for consideration. Private Certification or Private ground school experience may be substituted from the Major Course Requirements area after review or by any course work from any elective track within the Aerospace/Aviation Technology Degree.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

General Education

  • Basic communication
  • Writing
  • Human Relations
  • General Education Distribution
  • Quantitative literacy

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • At the completion of the FAA Part 141 certification course students will be given an exam covering FAA Part 141 Private Pilot knowledge areas.

1

 

  • At the completion of the FAA Part 141 certification course students will be given an exam covering FAA Part 141 Instrument Pilot knowledge areas.

1

  • Students will be complete a written term paper covering an aviation associated concept.

2

  • Students will be perform an oral presentation covering an aviation associated concept.

2

  • Students will perform basic aircraft weight and balance application problems.

3

  • Students will complete an aviation accident evaluation and apply human factor concepts to the evaluation.

4

Department Contact Info

Aviation Related Technologies Division

Westpointe Center
Salt Lake City, UT

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-2140

Professional Pilot Department

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Fiona Silcox

Instructors
Erwin Zundel
Daniel Sutliff