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Air Cargo Technicians

Program Overview

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the skills required to secure employment as an air cargo agent. Air cargo agents handle cargo that is transported in the main deck or belly of a plane. Among other skills required, they must be familiar with the logistics of transport and weight distributions to ensure a safe flight.

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Program Details

All credits earned can be applied toward the School of Aviation's associate's degree in Aviation Administration. Areas of study include: 

  • Aviation Industry Operation
  • Flight Operations
  • Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods
  • Air Cargo
  • Customer Service

Career Prospects

Freight shipping operations are complex and require a solid understanding of the various elements involved in transporting goods. Air cargo agents must be skilled in a number of areas, ranging from inventory to safety and logistics. Graduates of this degree program may find employment in various areas such as:

  • Air Cargo Management
  • Cargo and Freight Agent
  • Baggage Agent

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