Uncrewed Aerial Systems Piloting Certificate


The Unmanned Aerial Systems Piloting Certificate is designed to provide the student with a strong foundation and employment skills needed for safely flying drones in the commercial unmanned aerial industry. The training within this program will develop a student's understanding of proper and safe piloting, weather effects on aircraft, federal airspace, and regulations, as well as ethical issues regarding drones. A student must possess the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate before earning this certificate. This certificate requires a total of 10-11 units. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.

TECH 150 FBasic Drone Piloting2-3
or TECH 151 F Applied Drone Piloting
TECH 158 FAdvanced Drone Piloting Skills2
TECH 080 F Federal Aviation Administration Drone Pilot Test Preparation1
ESC 105 F Introduction to Weather and Climate3
TECH 127 FIndustrial Safety2
Total Units10-11

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Execute a proper takeoff and landing of a drone.

Outcome 2: Identify the five different types of airspace defined by the FAA

Outcome 3: Identify safe weather conditions for drone flight.