Flight School

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Dispatch

Majoring in Aviation Dispatch at CBU will prepare you to become an FAA licensed aircraft dispatcher. With courses in Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Commercial Pilot Ground; Aviation Meteorology; Laws and Regulations; Safety and Security; Human Factors; Aircraft Systems; and Aviation Dispatch; this Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Dispatch will prepare you to earn your Aircraft Dispatch Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Aircraft Dispatchers work with the world’s major and regional airlines and share responsibility for safety of the flight with the Captain of the aircraft. The dispatcher is responsible for all phases of a particular flight--from planning to landing. A dispatcher may have the authority to delay, divert or cancel a flight at any time, and a flight might not be able to be released without the signature of both the pilot in command and the dispatcher. Although dispatchers daily work on the ground, typically in the main airline operations center, they must understand all aspects of flight to ensure that they can handle any situation that arises while an aircraft is in the air.

Although a person must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible to take the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test (typically while a student at CBU), a person must be at least 23 years of age to be eligible for the aircraft dispatchers certificate (possibly after graduation from CBU). Once graduated with a degree in Aviation Dispatch from CBU and having successfully completed the aircraft dispatcher knowledge test, graduates may be employed as an airline crew scheduler while awaiting their 23rd birthday and their right to become an airline dispatcher.

Aviation Dispatch (51 units)

Lower Division Requirements

  • AMG 111 Theory of Flight
  • AVN 110 Introduction to Aviation
  • AVN 210 Aviation Meteorology
  • FLT 116 Private Pilot Ground
  • FLT 119 Instrument Pilot Ground
  • FLT 218 Multi-Engine Pilot Ground

Upper Division Requirements

  • DSP 330 Dispatch I
  • DSP 430 Dispatch II
  • DSP 497 Dispatch Capstone
  • AMG 324 Aviation Security
  • AMG 322 Aviation Safety
  • AVN 300 AVTN Research Writing & Communication
  • AVN 310 Aviation Law and Regulations
  • FLT 326 Human Factors
  • FLT 328 Aircraft Systems
  • FLT 410 Turbine Systems
  • FLT 420 Crew Resource Management
Aviation Dispatch Major Lab Fees

AMG 111

Theory of Flight


FLT 116

Private Pilot Ground


FLT 119

Instrument Pilot Ground


FLT 311

Commercial Pilot Ground