International aircraft manufacturers including Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier;
International military organizations including the Royal Neth- erlands Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the Irish Air Corps, the Royal Danish Air Force, the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Canadian Defense Forces.
Aviation elements of the United Nations.
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available upon request. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of instruction.
More information can be accessed on our website, http://viterbi.usc. edu/aviation.
AVIATION SAFETY ANd SECUrITY CErTIFICATE PrOGrAM
Individual courses are designed to provide the student with expertise in a particular subject area. While each course is constructed as a whole and taught independently of the others, those interested in preparing for a full-time career in aviation safety should consider a program of courses that provides broad knowledge. We award the University of Southern California’s Aviation Safety and Security Certificate to those successfully completing the required program. It certifies completion of training in several multidisciplinary areas including Aviation Safety Management Systems, Accident Investigation, Human Factors and Technology.
Students satisfying the four categories below will be awarded the USC AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY CERTIFICATE. There is a 7-year time limit for completion of the certificate program.
One of the following: Aviation Safety Management Systems Safety Management for Aviation Maintenance System Safety
One of the following: Aircraft Accident Investigation Helicopter Accident Investigation Gas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation
3. Human Factors in Aviation Safety
4a. Two of the following: Accident/Incident Response Preparedness Legal Aspects of Aviation Safety Photography for Aircraft Accident Investigation Role of the Technical Witness in Litigation Incident Investigation/Analysis Threat and Error Management
4b. One of the following: Aviation Security Program Management Software Safety Gas Turbine Accident Investigation Helicopter Accident Investigation
Either Gas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation or Helicopter Accident Investigation will be considered the equivalent of two short courses when accompanied by another investigation course.
SYSTEM SAFETY CErTIFICATE PrOGrAM
The USC Aviation Safety and Security Program now offers a certificate program in System Safety. This is a newly created certificate designed to address the needs of engineers and project managers with responsibilities for system safety. The principle method of system safety analysis and the extension of this program plan are taught in the flagship class of the certificate program — System Safety. The emphasis is on complex, high technology programs.
Today’s systems are highly dependent upon software to operate and monitor. Software requires special attention in system planning, archi- tecture, design and test. The Software Safety Course teaches software design principles which are fault tolerant and acceptably safe.
System safety analysis of engineered systems must often deal with the possibility of human error leading to adverse conditions. Therefore, human error probability evaluation is an essential element in system safety analysis.