Graduate Certificate Aviation Studies Human Factors

The study of Human Factors is about understanding human behavior and performance. When applied to aviation operations,Human Factors knowledge is used to optimize the fit between people and the systems in which they work in order to improve safety and performance. The operational Human Factors knowledge gained in this certificate can also be applied to safety investigation activities.

Human factors involve gathering information about human abilities, limitations, and other characteristics and applying it to tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments to produce safe, comfortable, and effective human use. In the Graduate Certificate program, Human Factors is dedicated to providing students a better understanding of how humans can most safely and efficiently be integrated with the technology. That understanding is then translated into design, training, policies, or procedures to help humans perform better.