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Drone Studies: Commercial Drone Certification Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 3
Term Effective: Fall 2019


The Drone Studies: Commercial Drone Certification Skills Certificate teaches students what they need to know in order to become a commercial drone pilot. Topics include: drone flying techniques, drone safety, drone technology, privacy and ethical regulations, and topics included on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot exam.

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. Capture still and video images from a UAS.
  3. Prepare to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS commercial pilot license exam.
  4. Understand the varied uses of unmanned vehicles in multiple disciplines and careers.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Drone Studies: Commercial Drone Certification Certificate program are:

  • Complete 3 units from
    • Drone Studies: Commercial Drone Certification

Drone Studies: Commercial Drone Certification - complete 3.00 units
CS 76.11Drone Piloting and Imaging3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2019

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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