Students will learn the laws that govern drone operation and will explore how industries are incorporating drones into their operations. The goal of the drone program is to prepare students to operate drones safely, use drones for protection, to pilot drones for commercial and rescue operations; and to enjoy drones simply for fun. Students will acquire the knowledge to pass the FAA Part 107 Exam to work as a commercial drone pilot.
The following courses are offered:
Fundamentals of Aerospace
Course Number 47.46000
This course is designed as the foundational course for both the Aviation Maintenance and the Flight Operations pathways. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge base in aviation history and regulations, the basic principles of flight, aerospace careers, and factors influencing work systems, aerospace technologies, and basic aviation meteorology. These concepts can later be applied to various aerospace occupations. Classroom and lab activities will assure students a thorough understanding of the aerospace environment. The prerequisite for this course is advisor approval.
Flight Operations I
Course Number 47.48800
Navigation and Communication are essential to the safe operation of aircraft within the airspace system. This course provides a foundation that enables the student to apply the basics of aircraft navigation and utilize efficient communication methods for safe aircraft operations. The prerequisite for this course is Fundamentals of Aerospace.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Course Number 47.49000
This course provides a foundation to prepare a student to earn a commercial license to pilot an unmanned aircraft system. Topics discussed include weather and effects of weather on an unmanned aircraft; types and uses of unmanned aircraft; pre-flight planning and checks; FAA requirements; technology and remote instrumentation; radio communications, plus much more. Students will have an opportunity to earn their remote pilot license by taking and successfully passing the FAA Part 107 Exam.