Course Summary
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472 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 En route Radar Operations
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 En route Non-Radar Operations


The course objective is to train newly hired en route students in basic en route air traffic controller knowledge, skills, and procedures.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply en route nonradar separation standards
  • Organize flight plan and control information
  • Facilitate clearance/route assignments and holding instructions to aircraft
  • Select required phraseology, strip marking, instrument/visual approaches, and the coordination procedures necessary to operate in an en route non-radar environment
  • Manage vertical, lateral, and longitudinal separation of aircraft in the departure, en route, and arrival phases of flight
  • Apply prescribed weather hazards procedures
  • Manage flight plan data
  • Prioritize duties
  • Apply prescribed emergency, unusual situation, overdue aircraft, and communication failure procedures
  • Manage system/equipment outages
  • Demonstrate effective scanning

General Topics:

  • En route qualification training overview
  • Course overview
  • Aero center (ZAE) airspace
  • Introduction to elms and safety management system training (eLMS course)
  • Radio and interphone procedures
  • Flight progress strips
  • Recording clearances and control information
  • Forwarding flight plan and control information
  • Letters of agreement (LOAs)
  • General control
  • Board management
  • Route assignment
  • Departure procedures
  • Altimeter setting and altitude assignments
  • Holding procedures
  • Arrival and approach procedures aero center (ZAE) (nonradar) map and airspace test (administered by AMA 505)
  • Vertical separation
  • Longitudinal separation
  • Lateral separation
  • Initial separation of departures and visual separation
  • Nonradar lab
  • Block iii - radar academics
  • Radar data display
  • Beacon code assignment procedures
  • Radar identification
  • Radar handoff and point out
  • Radar transition
  • Radar separation and safety alerts
  • Aircraft characteristics test (administered by AMA 505)
  • Radar vectoring
  • Emergencies
  • Weather hazards and controller responsibilities
  • Military operations
  • Position relief briefing
  • Block test 3
  • Team responsibilities
  • Fatigue awareness
  • Computer equipment and message entry part 1 controller knowledge test (CKT) 2 (administered by AMA 505)
  • ERAM lab procedures and sop
  • Computer equipment and message entry part 2
  • Scanning and awareness
  • Block IV - radar-associate (RA)
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials