Course Detail: MGM-2900 - Airport Security [MGM 2900]

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Airport Security reviews the historical development of airport and aviation security, as well as threats and security issues raised by those threats. Course content examines current security regulations and laws, including a discussion of their implementation in the form of a security plan. Students study physical security, crime prevention, cyber security issues, the roles of security personnel, response to emergencies and departmental cooperation at airports. This course may be taken individually or toward satisfaction of Embry-Riddle's Airport Planning, Design and Development professional education certificate program requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for those airport employees involved in any aspect of airport security, including

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  • Airport operations agents
  • Airport security screeners
  • Airport security specialists
  • Transportation security officers
  • Airport security agents
  • Aviation security managers
  • Airport operations specialists
  • Airport private security officers
  • Airport managers

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of risk management and competency, including:

  • The historical development of airport and aviation security
  • Various threats such as terror incidents and cybersecurity attacks against airports and airlines, and the security issues raised by such attacks
  • Current aviation security regulations and laws
  • Airport security plan implementation, to include aviation security regulations and laws
  • Various physical security measures that can be deployed in the protection of an airport
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Implementation of CPTED into the total airport security plan
  • Requirements of airport law enforcement and their mission
  • Duties of the airport security coordinator
  • How security screeners support the airport and airline security program at commercial airports
  • Threats to general aviation airports and aircraft
  • Identify general aviation airports
  • Aspects of general aviation security programs
  • Flight school security
  • Emergency threat and the role of airport security in airport emergency response
  • Cooperation between all departments at the airport in time of emergency

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.

Course Materials

The course requires one textbook, which is not included in the course fee:

  • ISBN: 978-1466510876
  • Daniel J. Benny, P. (2012). General aviation security: Aircraft, hangars, fixed-base operations, flight schools, and airports. CRC Press.

 Session Information: W1122-MGM2900-V1

Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/01/22 and ending on 12/12/22
Times: 12:00am-11:59pm EDT
Registration Fee : $499.00

Additional Information

Students may only drop a course through the Office of Professional Education without transcript notation or financial penalty during the drop period. All drop requests or session transfer requests require written communication by the student in order to be processed. Due to the short duration of courses, the drop period ends on the fourth business day of each session. Course fees will not be refunded after the conclusion of the drop period unless an exception request is submitted and granted. After the drop period, students can elect to transfer enrollment to a future session of the same course for a 25% administrative fee. For questions regarding course cancellation, drop period, or exemption requests, please contact the Office of Professional Education by email at or by phone at 386.481.9070.

Facility Detail

Worldwide Online
Online Course
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-9070