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Aircraft Dispatcher ADSP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 24 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2024

What is the program about?

The Aircraft Dispatcher certificate provides students with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to enter a career in the aviation industry as an aircraft dispatcher. Completion of this certificate will make the student eligible to take the knowledge and practical tests leading to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher (ADX) certification. Students study aircraft performance, meteorology, crew resource management, air traffic control, advanced navigation, airline operations and FAA knowledge. Age Restrictions: To be eligible for an ADX certificate, a person must be at least 23 years of age. Individuals who are at least 21 years of age may take the ADX knowledge and practical tests. Individuals who pass the practical test prior to reaching 23 years of age are not entitled to the certificate itself but will be issued a Letter of Aeronautical Competency. Upon reaching 23 years of age, the FAA will issue the ADX certificate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of domestic air travel, including industry and governmental agencies, airport identifiers, scheduling protocol, flight planning procedures and the application of weather theory to develop the skills of a professional dispatcher.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply dispatching knowledge by exceeding the Federal Aviation Administration mandated written and oral exam minimum scores and earn the rights and privileges of the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in airline and corporate aviation.


  • FAA age restrictions. See program description.


Students may earn the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Dispatcher Certification.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1105 Orientation to Aviation 2
AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 1119 Aviation Meteorology 2
AVT 1141 Principles of Aviation Leadership 2
AVT 2146 Introduction to Airline Operations 3
AVT 2157 Aircraft Performance I 2
AVT 2158 Aircraft Performance II 2
AVT 2159 Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) Aircraft Systems 1
AVT 2166 Practical Dispatch Applications 3
AVT 2167 Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Navigation & Planning 2
AVT 2168 Dispatcher Oral Preparation 1
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.