This program prepares students interested in airline flight operations management for Aircraft Dispatcher certification testing. Licensed dispatchers are employed by airlines to manage the ground-based tasks vital to a successful airline flight, including preflight planning and preparation, and weather variations, traffic delays and other information necessary to the crew and other staff. The FAA awards this certificate to graduates of approved programs after successful completion of a written examination and practical test.
The Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program is available at the Prescott Campus. Dispatcher preparation is based on the successful completion of the following courses and the applicable prerequisites.
|AS 221||Instrument Pilot Operations||3|
|AS 221L||Instrument Pilot Operations Laboratory||1|
|AS 310||Aircraft Performance||3|
|AS 350||Domestic and International Navigation||3|
|AS 410||Airline Dispatch Operations||3|
|AT 200||Air Traffic Basics I||3|
|WX 201||Survey of Meteorology||3|
|WX 301||Aviation Weather||3|
Embry-Riddle occasionally changes a course number designator or nomenclature without materially affecting course content. In these cases, the program evaluator will substitute the equivalent course for those above.
For those students who possess a Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating, this training and experience may be used as equivalent for AS 221, AT 200, or both, and constitutes a minimum of 70 hours of experience.
This program is offered within the academic programs at ERAU and not as separate training. Qualification for FAA testing normally requires a minimum of six semesters of instruction. To complete the Aircraft Dispatcher Certification program, the student must earn a “C” grade or higher in all required courses. For more information, contact the Dispatch Program Manager in the Aeronautical Science Department.
B.S. in Air Traffic Management
The Air Traffic Management (ATM) program is a degree designed for students whose goal is to become an air traffic controller or employment in a related industry.
B.S. in Applied Meteorology
The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Meteorology provides a practical understanding of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere and prepares the graduate for a range of meteorologist positions in government or industry.