UAS Drone Advanced Certificate

Division: Career Technical Education


The UAS Drone Advanced Certificate (formerly UAV/UAS Advanced Certificate) prepares students to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements to operate lightweight and heavier 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 35 units.

Required Courses (35 units):
ATC 102 C Career Communication and Portfolio3
ATC 132 CPrivate Pilot4
ATC 136 CAir Navigation3
ATC 140 CMeteorology3
ATC 144 CAircraft and Engines3
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
ATC 197 CFlight Simulator Instrument2
ATC 232 CInstrument Rating3
ATC 256 CCrew Resource Management3
ATC 261 CUAS Drone Advanced Simulator2
ATC 262 C UAS Drone Advanced Flight (formerly UAV-UAS Advanced Flight)2
Total Units35