Dec 06, 2022  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Aviation Dispatch: CC (CTE)

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Effective Summer Semester 2017, this program is not accepting new students. Students currently declared in this program can complete through the established teach-out plan through Spring Semester 2019.  See for further information.


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
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550

Program Faculty
Professors - Fiona Silcox
Assistant Professor - Erwin Zundel, Brett Terpstra

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 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. At the completion of the program students wishing to take the FAA written and practical exam will have to pay a special fee.  The Aviation Dispatch Certification written and practical exams can cost approximately $500.00.

Estimated Time to Completion
3 semesters minimum.

Specialized Accreditation
FAA approved Part 65 Dispatch Program. Must be 23 to take Dispatch Practical Exam

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
General Education
  1. Basic communication
  2. Writing
  3. Human Relations
  4. General Education Distribution
  5. 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
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. 1
2.1 Students will be complete a written term paper covering an aviation associated concept. 2
2.2 Students will be perform an oral presentation covering an aviation associated concept. 2
3.1 Students will perform basic aircraft weight and balance application problems. 3
4.1 Students will complete an aviation accident evaluation and apply human factor concepts to the evaluation. 4

General Education Requirements

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

  • Any approved HR course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits

  • Any approved QS course


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 .

Elective Recommendations:

Sample Schedule

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. VA requires Veterans and dependents, receiving VA educational benefits, to submit all official transcripts to the Transfer Evaluation Office for review by the end of the 2nd semester enrolled.

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