Airport Operations

Airport Operations is a 6 month certificate program will focus on day-to-day operations at the airport, study of Canadian Aviation Regulations, as well as core skills to work in various roles at the Airport.

A career in the Airport Operations in Canada

The training offered in this program can lead to a wide range of entry-level positions in the aviation industry.

Sample positions  :

  •     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

Insignia College Admission Requirements

Education Requirements

Grade 12 / GED or mature student status

English Proficiency

Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher or through an English language assessment test (IELTS 6 or equivalent).

Course Content

Airport and Airside Operations

The Airport and Airside Operations course provides participants with a broad understanding of airside operations at an airport. Participants will investigate the various components of airside operations and how they interact together to form an operational system.

Safety Management Systems

A Safety Management Systems (SMS) within any aviation organization provides a systematic approach to managing safety. For an SMS to be effective, there must be the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, responsibilities, policies and procedures. An effective SMS should enable an organization to identify hazards, assess risks and can be the mechanism to continuously improve safety performance.

Human Factors in Aviation

Human Factors in Aviation will include airmanship, mental and physiological behavior including hypoxia, hyperventilation and rapid decompression, flight discipline, the effects of stress and fatigue on performance and safety, a study of some leading models of human error, communications, leadership, ergonomics in the design of the modern flight deck, as well as Pilot Decision-Making (PDM), Crew Resource Management (CRM) skills and human factors in aviation accidents.

Airport Security

Airport Security course helps to raise the awareness in airport employees on how important is to stay alert and vigilant against attempts of acts of unlawful interference.

Airport Safety and Emergency

This course investigates the importance of planning for emergency situations and of properly managing activities in crisis situations. It introduces the international requirements of an Emergency Plan, discusses how to manage the press and media in crucial situations, as well as focusing on business continuity and the return to normal operations after a crisis. The support provided to victims and the need to rebuild confidence after an incident are also discussed. Current topics on aviation terrorism are included. Case studies provide key insights into the current world climate.

Tuition Fee

Application Fee
Due to Covid-19 application fee is discounted to $100 for 2021/2022 Terms
Textbooks Fee
Tuition Fee
Total Cost

Note: Tuition fee is same for domestic and international students.


The course for the Airport Operations students are expected to complete approximately 450 hours to successfully complete this program.


Upon successful completion of this program students receive

  • Certificate from Insignia College

Insignia College is an approved Transport Canada Flight Training Unit. For more information,

Disclaimer: This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

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