After completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and analyze the current threats against the global aviation industry and the changing global threats to aviation security.
2. Describe and analyze the most important historical policy decisions made by policymakers when drafting the National Transportation Security Act in November 2001 and the follow-up on Transportation Enhancement Security Act.3. Assess and describe the basic needs of a fundamental airport security program and the various roles of aviation practitioner.4. Analyze and explain the background and requirements of applicable Transportation Security Administration regulation, ICAO requirements, Federal Aviation Administration regulations and international treaties.5. Describe and analyze security precautions within an aviation environment, including both physical and procedural controls.6. Describe and critique the recurring issues pertaining to aviation security as they relate to the media, weapons of mass destruction and international treaties.7. Describe and critique the basic elements of how to combat terrorism within the aviation industry since the creation of the Patriot Act and associated legislation.
8. Describe and analyze the threat assessment process as it pertains to potential terrorist acts both past and present against aviation.9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.