World aviation security has received tremendous attention throughout the world due to the results and ramifications of terror acts in the air.
Since the 9/11 Twin Towers disaster, the entire subject of air security has undergone a serious face lift. Airport and Maritme security has been expanded to include passengers and their background as well as the aircraft and ship itself. All this is done through international cooperation, with the primary goal of reducing the probability of terrorist activity by supplying appropriate manpower, generating proper security directives, and constantly updating security procedures.
This program of study is designed for students interested in studying civilian airport security, both on the ground and in the air. Course work ranges from terminal selectors, observers, to the training of air marshals. The course of study in maritime security is in accordance with directives of the IMO and the ISPS CODE.
As a result of the Twin Towers tragedy, the United Nations organization was compelled to establish a code which was largely influenced by the Department of Defense (DOD) of the United States. This established code includes strict regulations for maritime and airport security, including training of security personnel. All of the above is in coordination with the executive directives of the IMO and the ISPS CODE.
These directives require the presence of trained security personnel in shipyards, airports, harbors, inside aircrafts and ships. Students in this study program must meet all the requirements of the IMO regardless whether they are employed by a private security firm or a government agency.
All course work meets the educational requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Israel.