This certificate is designed to prepare students to enter the workplace with new skills to enhance their current positions and create new opportunities in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Technology. Students have the opportunity to learn and apply skills through hands-on experience working directly in both public and private sector organizations. The required coursework provides students with the opportunity to develop skills to manage and plan flight operations and to collect and process imagery data for analysis. Students develop skills that they can apply in multiple applications including agriculture, natural and cultural resources management, emergency response, aerial videography, and photography. Students prepare for and complete practice exams for the FAA Part 107 exam. Potential careers for students upon completing the certificate are UAS Remote Pilot, UAS Maintenance Technician, UAS Avionics Technician, Aerial Videographer, and Image Analyst Technician.
Program Requirements (18 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|AVIA030A||Aviation - Pilot Ground School||3 units|
|AVIA030B||Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems||3 units|
|AVIA030C||UAS Image Analysis and Visualization||3 units|
|AVIA030D||UAS Flight Operations and Flight Planning||3 units|
|PMGT020A||Employment Preparation||1 unit|
Introduction to Geospatial Technology
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Total Certificate Units: 18 units
To be awarded a certificate, a student must:
- Complete all the major requirements.
- Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.