2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Air Traffic Controller (8734/36 weeks, 280 hours)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems of the Past, Present, and Future
Demonstrating Communication Skills
- Demonstrate use of the phonetic alphabet and the number system.
- Demonstrate radio communications.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and correct critical read-back and hear-back errors.
- Respond to discrete emergency codes.
- Role-play unusual situations (e.g., inflight emergency, hijacking, communication failure, tower interruption [ATC Zero]) for ATC.
Interpreting Charts and Publications
Understanding Basic Aircraft Recognition and Performance Characteristics
Demonstrating an Understanding of Control Tower Procedures
- Explain how a controller obtains and amends information from the flight data processing system (FDPS).
- Explain the purpose and operation of the automatic terminal information service (ATIS).
- Demonstrate the operation of the ATIS.
- Issue ATC clearances.
- Explain the differences between IFR and VFR flight plans.
- Identify the duties of a controller in a control tower.
- Use standard phraseology in all communications.
- Reconstruct runway incursions.
- List components that prevent runway incursions.
- Identify static and dynamic hot spots at a typical airport.
- Explain how the local controller sequences and separates aircraft in the traffic pattern.
- Apply the runway separation minima for landing and departing aircraft.
- Explain wake turbulence and the rules concerning its implementation.
- Explain the weather criteria for observing the instrument landing system (ILS) critical area.
- Demonstrate knowledge of airport signage and markings.
- Demonstrate a progressive taxi clearance.
- List light gun procedures.
Understanding Theory and Fundamentals of Radar Operation and Procedures
Understanding Operations in the National Airspace System (NAS)
- Describe the flow of flight-plan information through Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) and Traffic Management Units (TMU).
- Explain procedures used to assist lost or overdue aircraft.
- Categorize the types of controlled and uncontrolled airspace within the NAS.
- Identify the types of special use airspace (SUA).