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.
10-15 per year
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.
The use of drones in industry is growing rapidly, and there is need for a trained workforce to fill these needs. These workers need to know the technical requirements for drone usage, how to do proper project planning, and have at least a basic understanding of the field in which they will be working. Students completing this program will learn essential workplace skills, including project planning, as well as an introduction to a specific field in which drones will continue to play a larger role. This will help open up career opportunities for the students.
6 units of required courses and 3 units of elective courses for a total of 9 units. Elective course options: ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Archaeology; BMK 50 Marketing; ESHIP 106 Venture Launch; ESHIP 101 Innovation; AJ 21 Introduction to Administration of Justice; AGRI 20 Introduction to Plant Science; ART 82 Beginning Digital Photography; CS 70.11A Adobe Photoshop 1; CS 74.22 Digital Video Postproduction; CONS 70A Introduction to Project Organization and Management; ENVS 12 Introduction to Environmental Science; FIRE 71 Fire Protection Organization; GEOL 20 Natural Disasters; GIS 40 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS); HORT 184 Introduction to Arboriculture; JOUR 1 Introduction to Journalism; MEDIA 20 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking; SURV 60 Introduction to Plane Surveying
(Y1 or S1)
|CS 76.11||Commercial Drone Imaging||3.0||Y1|
|CS 176.12||Applied Drone Projects||3.0||Y1|
|Elective||various - see narrative||3.0||Y1|