Course Detail: MGM-2000 - Safety Management Systems [MGM 2000]

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Safety Management Systems examines aspects of Safety Management Systems (SMS) pertaining to aviation flight and ground safety. Students are familiarized with the components, pillars, roles and responsibilities of SMS. Course content also provides an overview of safety within an organization, as well as investigations and human factors as they relate to aviation safety.

This course awards 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) upon completion.

This course may be taken independently or count toward satisfaction of the requirements for the Airport Risk Management and Aviation Risk Management certificates.

Who Should Attend

Safety affects every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge, including:

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  • Government entities
  • New unit safety officers
  • Safety professionals
  • Pilots
  • Public service aviation personnel

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of aviation safety management in the following areas:

  • The concept of safety
  • The evolution of safety thinking
  • What an organizational accident is
  • Human performance within the operational context
  • The relationship between people and operations context

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.

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