2022-2023 Course Catalog 
  
    Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), (CSC)


Program Info

Minimum credits: 17
Length: 1 - 2 semesters

Career opportunities: This program is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming a professional drone pilot or those employed in fields relating to drone use who wish to upgrade their skills.

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-810-01 CIP Code: 49.0101

The Career Studies Certificate in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) includes training in the operation, maintenance, navigation, and programming of drones. This program prepares students for the Federal Aviation Authority 107 industry certification exam.

The skills obtained in this program can lead to entry level positions in the field of drone applications and flight control or provide a pathway to promotion. Included in the training will be (1) RC software Manipulations; (2) Repair, Maintenance and Modifications; (3) GPS, GIS and Map Point Drafting; (4) Drone Programming and Data Management; (5) Preparation for the 107 industry certification exam.

Industry Certifications: This program includes training leading to the preparation and setting for the 107 Industry Certification Exam.

 

Program Description

The Career Studies Certificate in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) includes training in the operation, maintenance, navigation, and programming of drones. This program prepares students for the Federal Aviation Authority 107 industry certification exam.

Program Outcomes: Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of drone technologies and terminologies and their uses and applications.
  • Knowledge to use remote control (RC) software to manipulate drones.
  • Ability to repair, maintain and modify drones.
  • Ability to navigate drones through GPS, GIS and Map Point Drafting
  • Identify and utilize drone programming, data management, archiving and manipulations of data, data mining and report generation.
  • Employment skills in the field of drone technologies.