Hesston Hesston College is one of five colleges added to a national program that helps train air traffic controllers.
The college announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration had added it to the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative.
Hesston is now one of 36 colleges in the program, and is the first school in Kansas involved.
Dan Miller, director of Hesston’s aviation program, says being an AT-CTI school allows Hesston to offer more courses to prepare students for advanced training as air traffic controllers.
The AT-CTI program offers two- and four-year programs that teach basic courses in air traffic control.
Graduates must take other training before becoming professional air traffic controllers.