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Professional Courses

Professional Courses, Daytona Beach, Embry-Riddle

As part of Embry-Riddle’s commitment to continuing professional education and lifelong learning, ERAU hosts a variety of aviation focused short-courses; all courses are offered in a face-to-face classroom setting taught by aviation industry subject matter experts. These courses are tailored for industry professionals involved in the operations, management, and supervision of aviation organizations.

Also offered are Embry-Riddle’s Center for Aerospace Safety Education (CASE) Courses, which promote and provide aviation safety education and resources to the international aviation community. These five-day courses can be completed individually or combined to earn the Embry-Riddle Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety. Courses offered include Aircraft Accident Investigation and Management, Aviation Safety Program Management, and Occupational Safety and Health/Aviation Ground Safety (see Course Schedule below). 

In addition, two three-day workshops at the Daytona Beach Campus will cover Aviation Safety Management Systems (May 20-22) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (April 1-3).

Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety Course Schedule

CourseDatesLocationCost
OSHA/Aviation Ground Safety *Apr.14-18, 2014
Oct.20-24, 2014
Daytona Beach Campus, FL$2,000
Aviation Safety Program Management*Apr.21-25, 2014
Oct.27-31, 2014
Daytona Beach Campus, FL$2,000
Aircraft Accident Investigation*Apr28-May2, 2014
Nov.3-7, 2014
Daytona Beach Campus, FL$2,000
Advanced Aircraft Accident InvestigationMay 5-9, 2014Prescott Campus, AZ$2,000
Professional Education

Certificate of Management Course Descriptions

Occupational Safety and Health/Aviation Ground Safety(OSHA 30-Hour General Industry)*

This course is designed to provide the participant with the working knowledge of OSHA's General Industry safety and health standards. In addition participants will gain a fundamental working knowledge of an aviation Ground Safety program concentrating on how incidents/ accidents can be prevented and the expense of avoidable incident/ accident in terms of dollars and lives lost. Participants will become familiar with current OSHA violations and issues in aviation, acquire skills in the design and implementation of a ground safety program, and engage in hands-on exercises based on real-world experiences to aid them in application of principles covered in the course. Participants will receive the OSHA 30-hour General Industry Safety & Health Training Card shortly after the completion of the course.

*Course required for the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety Program Management*

This course and respective topics are designed to provide the participant with the working knowledge of the development and management of an effective safety program. The philosophical and historical development of major concepts are examined with particular emphasis on areas of special concern. The participant will review problems facing today’s aviation safety program manager and learn how to deal with basic safety and risk management concepts, as well as analyze program elements typically found in aviation safety programs. Participants will partake in classroom exercises based on real-world experiences to learn how to use additional tools and techniques to promote safety management in their organization. Course topics include: Safety Culture, Disaster-Emergency Planning, Internal Reporting Systems, Human Error and Human Performance, Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS).

*Course required for the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety

Aircraft Accident Investigation and Management*

This course is designed to teach the participant the fundamentals required to conduct or manage an aircraft mishap/accident investigation. The participant will review the investigation sequence from the preplanning stage through the general survey and specific analysis of a mishap/accident, culminating with the determination of contributing factors and probable cause/s. Crash laboratory exercises and case examples will help the participant identify, collect and analyze data in the process of determining probable cause/s. The participant will also discover solutions to problems faced during aircraft mishap/accident investigations.

*Course required for the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety

Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation and Management

This course is designed to introduce the participant to advanced accident investigation procedures involving design, materials, and aircraft performance. This comprehensive course is a follow-on course for the aircraft accident investigation course or for an individual who has experience in accident investigation. Participants will analyze various mechanical and structural factors and loads on an airplane, and will be introduced to investigating composite materials, advanced fire investigation and avionics. Participants will also discuss aircraft crashworthiness and CFR emergency response procedures. Extensive use will be made of crash laboratory simulated accident scenario exercises and case examples will help participants identify, collect, and analyze data in the process of determining probable causes.

Course Information

Pricing

Effective January 1, 2010, the cost per course will be $2,000. Individuals who complete all three courses for the Certificate of Management in Aviation Safety (denoted by *) will receive a discounted price of $1,000 at the time of registration for their third course; thus reducing the total cost to $5,000 for all three certificate courses. Professional Programs offers courses in the Fall and Spring terms; participants may take one or a selection of courses per term.

Registration Policy

In order to complete the registration process, payment in full is due and can be completed online though the Online Registration Form 

If you would prefer to pay by check, please download the PDF Registration Form and accompany the form with a check,  made payable to ERAU. Registrations will be processed on a first-come basis and will be accepted until the course reaches capacity. Once the course reaches capacity, registrations will be added to the course wait-list and will be handled on an individual basis. 
 

Contact Information

Sarah Ochs
Director of Professional Programs
case@erau.edu

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
College of Aviation – Professional Programs
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL
32114