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Air Traffic Control



About the Department                                                                  

College Degree

   Air Traffic Control

ATC Short Courses

The Department of Air Traffic Control Management (ATCM)  prepares    students for careers in air traffic control. All the courses in the department use the criteria laid down by the International Civil  Aviation Organization (ICAO) and are regulated by Qatar Civil   Aviation Authority. The courses lead to the award of a College     Higher National Diploma. In air traffic control training, students      have access to a “state-of-the-art” 3-D Aerodrome Control     Simulator which also supports surveillance and non- surveillance training. The course is designed to introduce students to air traffic control procedures, ICAO and its associated regulations, flight navigation, communication procedures, meteorology, human factors, aeronautical information services, principles of flight, and navigation equipment. Upon successful completion of the course, students return to their employers for On Job Training (OJT) program which will lead to a local validation and licensing. Each student receives 1:1 dedicated hours of simulator training. All the instructors have very high experience in both operational and instructional duties and are recruited from the international community.

Courses Offered


The department offers the regular courses based on the International Civil Aviation Organization syllabi
In addition to short courses listed below.

ICAO Codes Course Title Duration
ICAO 051 Basic Course 9 weeks
ICAO 052 Aerodrome Control 22 weeks
ICAO 053 Approach Non -Surveillance 12 weeks
ICAO 054 Approach & Area Surveillance 12 weeks
ICAO 055 Area Non- Surveillance 12 weeks


Why to choose this degree ?

This course equips candidates with knowledge in aviation and can be absorbed as Senior staff in the field of aviation.

How will I be taught ?

The Diploma course is for One and half years duration divided into three levels ICAO 051, ICAO 052 and ICAO 053. 75% of the course is practical using state of the art ATC simulators and students have to pass all the examinations conducted by the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority. 

The program provides participants with the theory, principles and practice of air traffic control in accordance with ICAO’s standards and recommended practices. The program prepares students for careers in aviation with a primary focus on air traffic control. The curriculum develops an understanding of the industry and its career opportunities over the coming decades. This intensive program uses the latest in air traffic controller training equipment.

What are the opportunities for experience & study abroad ?

This course equips candidates with knowledge in aviation and can be absorbed as senior staff in the field of aviation.


The College

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Phone +974 4440 8888
Fax +974 4435 7034
Office Ras AbuAboud Street, Doha, Qatar
Mail P.O. Box 4050

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