Certificate of Completion | 33 credits minimum
Aerospace/Aviation and Related Technologies Division
Westpointe Center: Salt Lake City, UT
General Information: (801) 957-4073
Program Information: (801) 957-2055
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550
Associate Professors - Fiona Silcox
Assistant Professor - Erwin Zundel
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 http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuitionfees.asp. The average cost per semester for books and supplies is $800. 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. Must be 23 to take Dispatch Practical Exam
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 must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or instructor approval to be recommended to take the FAA Practical exam.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacies
4 - Think Critically
5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
- Basic communication
- Human Relations
- General Education Distribution
- Quantitative literacy
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5
|1.1 At the completion of the FAA Part 141 certification course students will be given an exam covering FAA Part 141 Private Pilot knowledge areas.
|1.2 At the completion of the FAA Part 141 certification course students will be given an exam covering FAA Part 141 Instrument Pilot knowledge areas.
|2.1 Students will be complete a written term paper covering an aviation associated concept.
|2.2 Students will be perform an oral presentation covering an aviation associated concept.
|3.1 Students will perform basic aircraft weight and balance application problems.
|4.1 Students will complete an aviation accident evaluation and apply human factor concepts to the evaluation.