UAS Drone Basic Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The UAS Drone Basic Certificate (formerly UAV/UAS Basic Certificate) prepares students to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements to operate lightweight Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) in commercial operations, utilizing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). To earn this certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 17 units.

Required Courses (17 units):
ATC 102 C Career Communication and Portfolio3
ATC 132 CPrivate Pilot4
ATC 136 CAir Navigation3
ATC 160 CUAS Drone Basic3
ATC 161 C UAS Drone Basic Simulator (formerly UAV-UAS Basic Simulator)2
ATC 162 C UAS Drone Basic Flight (formerly UAV-UAS Basic Flight)2
Total Units17