AVSC 2160 COURSE PREVIEW
Presents advanced security issues related to aviation including passenger screening, profiling, hijacking, bomb threats and passenger disruptions. Covers historical incidents and studies a variety of responses to threats from various countries. Discusses the role of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. Covers the role of pilots and other flight crew in security, including the Federal Flight Deck Officers Program. Includes a discussion of regulatory issues and laws established since the 9/11 attacks.
Evaluate the effect of the 9/11 tragedies on aviation security.
- Cite key weaknesses in security immediately prior to the 9/11 attacks.
- Compare and contrast the security measures in place before and after 9/11.
- Summarize the short- and long-term security changes that took place after 9/11.
- Describe the effects of 9/11 on airport, aircraft, airline, and general aviation security practices.
Describe the role of security in the aviation industry.
- Recognize the economic impact of adequate or inadequate security on the aviation industry .
- Explain how key historical events helped shape current aviation security practices.
- Provide examples of security operations in the domains of airline management, airport management, and the general aviation environment.
- Recognize economic and practical realities of the security environment and how to balance each.
Explain the responsibilities of an Airport Operator under its Airport Security Program.
- Give examples of key components of an Airport Security Program.
- Differentiate various security areas in an airport environment.
- Describe ways in which access to different security areas is controlled.
- Identify the elements required for the airport credentialing process.
- Summarize airport categorizations and the different levels of Airport Security Programs.
Explain the responsibilities of an Aircraft Operator under its Aircraft Operator Security Program.
- Identify critical components of an Aircraft Operator Security Program.
- Summarize different levels of Aircraft Operator Security Programs.
- Recognize threats to flight crews and measures designed to counter them.
- Describe law enforcement responsibilities related to airline security.
Explain Transportation Security Regulations as they apply to Airports & Airlines.
- Outline Transportation Security Regulations pertaining to aviation.
- Explain the different ways security regulations and security programs are changed.
- Describe the responsibilities of a Federal Security Director and Assistant Federal Security Directors.
- Identify local law enforcement responsibilities at airports.
Describe the role and responsibilities of government in aviation security.
- Outline the responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Compare key government agencies under DHS and their areas of authority.
- List the programs the TSA oversees and their areas of responsibility.
- Discuss how the Screening Partnership Program compares to federalized screening.
- Describe key elements of international aviation policies.
Evaluate current passenger screening operations.
- Examine programs designed to vet passengers and their respective challenges.
- Recognize different screening programs and technologies.
- Distinguish between the challenges and benefits of screening aviation employees.
- Discuss the pros and cons of passenger profiling.
Analyze current baggage screening methods and techniques.
- Identify various technologies used for baggage screening noting advantages or shortcomings of each.
- Explain the factors involved in designing in-line baggage screening systems.
- Explain and contrast checked baggage and carry-on baggage screening operations.
Explain the role of General Aviation security.
- Explain security risks associated with General Aviation.
- Describe security measures the General Aviation community has adopted.
- Determine economic realities associated with implementing General Aviation security measures.
- Explain the role of the TSA pertaining to General Aviation airports and aircraft.
- Evaluate the impact of security procedures on flight schools after 9/11.
Contrast the impact of cargo security on US passenger airlines and all-cargo operators.
- Explain the elements of the air cargo supply chain.
- Explain how the known shipper program enhances cargo security.
- Describe the methods used to accomplish cargo screening.
- Point out key requirements of TSA air cargo regulations since 2006.
Identify existing and emerging threats to aviation and corresponding countermeasures.
- List various targets of terrorism and potential weakness that can be exploited.
- Identify key elements of emergency management and explain strategies of each.
- Provide examples of crimes specific to airport environments.
- Describe strategies to counter terrorism and crimes at airports.
Discuss emerging trends that may influence responses to future of aviation security challenges.
- Describe the role intelligence plays in preventing attacks (surveillance, infiltration, eliminating existing know terrorist elements (drone strikes)).
- Predict how new advanced technology can enhance security both at airports and on aircraft (new screening equipment, on-board aircraft systems – antimissile technology, anti hijack automation or ground based aircraft control).
- Assess passenger privacy concerns with emerging screening initiatives.
- Determine how insider threats at airports could create new risks (recent Canada gangs, employee screening, canine teams).
Explore career options and opportunities for professional development in aviation security.
- Identify career choices in aviation security
- Describe the training and education required for various careers in aviation security
- Compare organizations that offer professional development in aviation security
Prepare for regulatory security inspections and audit.
- Identify the types of inspections and audits that take place in airport, airline, and general aviation environments
- Summarize the action items that must be completed to prepare for each inspection
- Explain the consequences of failing an inspection