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Drone Studies: Applied Drone Operation Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 9
Term Effective: Fall 2023


The Drone Studies: Applied Drone Operation Certificate is designed to give students a well-rounded education on drone usage, along with an introduction to one of the many fields in which drones are playing a larger part.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Safely operate common Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) (drones).
  2. Utilize drones to complete projects.
  3. Understand how drones can be used in a workplace setting.
  4. Apply sound project planning principles to drone-related projects.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Drone Studies: Applied Drone Operation Certificate program are:

  • Complete 9 units from
    • Drone Studies: Applied Drone Operation

Drone Studies: Applied Drone Operation - complete 9.00 units
CS 76.11Drone Piloting and Imaging3.00
CS 176.12Applied Drone Projects3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AJ 21Introduction to Administration of Justice3.00
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science4.00
ANTHRO 3Introduction to Archaeology3.00
ART 82Beginning Digital Photography3.00
BMK 50Marketing3.00
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
CS 74.22Digital Video Post-Production3.00
CONS 70AIntroduction to Project Organization and Management1.50
ESHIP 101Innovation3.00
ESHIP 106Venture Launch3.00
ENVS 12Introduction to Environmental Science3.00
FIRE 71Fire Protection Organization3.00
GEOL 20Natural Disasters3.00
GIS 40Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)4.00
HORT 184Introduction to Arboriculture3.00
JOUR 1Introduction to Journalism3.00
MEDIA 20Introduction to Digital Filmmaking4.00
SURV 60Introduction to Plane Surveying4.00
SUSAG 50Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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