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AIRC 1004 - Introduction to Airport and Airside Operations

Airport/Airline Core Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

Formerly AVAO1150. The course focuses on the airport as an essential part of the air transport system. This course provides an overview of various airport departments, examines the regulatory requirements, and covers the operational and management services of both large and small airports.





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 59358

Sat May 04 - Sat Jul 13 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Jul 13 Sat Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Course Instructor: Heather Madden-Johns. For more information, contact the program assistant on 604-419-3753.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the various types of airport ownerships and operations.
  • Explain the size and scope of the airport system.
  • Compare classifications of airports in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Describe the aeronautical facilities of a typical airport.
  • Identify the economic role and impact of airports in a nation/region/community.
  • Differentiate between various roles airports play in the community.
  • Outline the developments/issues facing airports in the next decade.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009

Related Programs

AIRC 1004 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot (Fixed-Wing)
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot (Rotary-Wing)
    Full-time   Diploma
  3. Airport Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Airport Operations
    Full-time   Diploma


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