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The Airport Operations Associate Certificate Program’s purpose is to provide workers, currently employed by local, regional and international airports in Canada, the United States and globally with the opportunity to upgrade their technical and airport administration business skills. It will also be of benefit to those individuals who are not currently employed by an airport but are considering a career in airport operations.
Explore career ideas from the Saskatchewan Aviation Council.
This program consists of nine mandatory courses totaling 24 credits. The program focuses on industry standards and regulations related to airport operations including but not limited to airport and airline security systems, airport master planning, aviation safety and risk management, emergency preparedness, human factors, safety management systems and technical writing.
BCIT also offers a full-time Airport Operations Diploma program.
Costs & Supplies
Graduating & Jobs
The training offered in the Associate certificate can lead to a wide range of entry-level positions in the aviation industry. This could include positions such as: Ground Transportation Coordinator; Baggage/Gate Scheduler; Airside Operations Project Coordinator; Communications Coordinator; Administrative Assistant; Airfield Operations Specialist; Emergency Response Specialist; Airport Operations Officer; Security Officer; Project Specialist; Pre-screening Security Supervisor; Airport Duty Officer and Noise Information Officer and Airline Check In Agents.
For more career ideas, check out the Saskatchewan Aviation Council.
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
Internal Advisory Committee Members:
- Cheryl Cahill, SOT Aerospace – Chief Instructor
External Committee Advisory Committee Members: (PAC)
- Ian Darling, Airport General Manager, Dawson Creek Airport
- John Buckle, Superintendent, Airport South, Vancouver Airport Authority
- Ray Poirier, Manager of Safety and Security, Grande Prairie Airport
Please contact the program assistant at 604-419-3753 with questions about the Associate Certificate, Airport Operations.
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