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ATC Career Path

Discussion in 'Air Traffic Control' started by nimbus0724, Feb 6, 2017.

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ATC Career Path

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  1. nimbus0724

    nimbus0724 New Member

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    Hello, I'm a new member here and I need a bit of guidance from experts like you on my career path.
    A little info about myself, I'm 21 years old, from South Korea and currently enrolled in a community
    college in Nevada majoring Hospitality Management. I'm on my Sophomore year now,
    so I've got just one more semester to go before I graduate with my Associate's degree.
    I've always wanted to live in the States, so I've applied for permanent residency last year. I'm expecting
    to hear from the USCIS this summer about my immigration status.
    But in the meantime, I've realized that Hospitality Mgmt. was not really my "thing" and therefore decided to switch my career field and become an Air Traffic Controller.

    After some research, I came to know that there are two ways to become an ATC: One by attending colleges and Aviation Institutions and another by joining the military as an ATC.
    Because I've served in the Korean Military before, I was more than willing to join the Air National Guard as an Air Traffic Controller. However, I'm not sure which career path would be better for me to take to become an air traffic controller.
    Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
     
  2. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON Well-Known Member

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    There's a 3rd way. Usajobs.gov . Do NOT waste hard earned money getting a college degree in ATC.

    Read the threads that have been written about this before on here.

    Pretty sure, but not positive, that you'd have to join active duty, and not the Guard, to be able to become an ATC.
     
  3. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    First things first, you say you're from South Korea. Are you an American citizen?
     
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    "Alex I'll take Definitely not for $600"
     
  5. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    If you're not a citizen you can NOT do civilian ATC in the US. I assume you can do it in the military but I don't know.
     
  6. nimbus0724

    nimbus0724 New Member

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    Yeah, I guess I'll have to earn my citizenship first. Thanks though.
     

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