Course Code: SCMT545 Course ID: 2599 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in airport security. Air terminal security is covered from the aspect of physical security considerations, baggage screening, training requirements for security personnel, employee screening and awareness programs, aircraft security, ground and air security technologies, integrating security systems for maximum coverage and protection, effective local, state, and federal liaison, counter and anti-terrorism measures, narcotics and contraband - the use of working dog teams, and apron access and security considerations.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
CO-1: Evaluate the architectural infrastructure of modern airports.
CO-2: Develop a basic security operations program for airport scenarios.
CO-3: Justify proven methods, concepts, and theories to devise unique and innovative solutions to problems associated with rapidly changing airport situations and technologies.
CO-4: Prepare airport contingency plans.
CO-5: Develop a state-of-the-art airport security system based on current regulatory requirements and an intimate knowledge of new technologies.
Discussion Forums – 20 percent
Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Midterm Assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.
Research Project Paper – 30 percent
This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task based exercise. 15 minimum pages.
Final Assignment – 25 percent
This assignment is a take-home essay assignment, requiring a response of 4-5 pages to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.
|Research Project (Paper)||30.00 %|
|Research Project (Paper) (1)||30.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.50 %|
|Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Final Assignment||25.00 %|
Readings are located under the Weekly Lessons.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.