Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This program prepares students to be a commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot (a UAS pilot is sometimes referred to as a drone pilot). Students develop skills in flight planning, programming, maintaining and piloting small UAS. Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot Knowledge test is included. Students learn how to acquire and transmit data and participate in live flight training of UAS, both indoor and outdoor.

The program will also develop students’ knowledge and understanding of UAS history, terminology, operational capabilities and limitations, and FAA Part 107 compliance and regulation. Key skills of emphasis include flight operation and maintenance, preflight procedures, and sectional chart reading.

Contact Information

Office of Student Services
WCCC, Bishop B102
2508 Blichmann Avenue

UASP 101 UAS Pilot Ground School3 Credits

Exploration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Includes history and terminology, all aspects of legal compliance, and what UAS can do. Includes programming and flying indoor UAS.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

UASP 110 UAS Pilot License Preparation3 Credits

Detailed study of requirements for UAS Pilot License. All topics on the FAA Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Knowledge Test are covered in-depth. Special emphasis on chart reading and navigation.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

UASP 120 UAS Pilot Operations and Applications3 Credits

Development of proficiency in flying UAS. Students will learn how to prepare for and conduct a data gathering mission. All aspects of flight including sensor payloads are explored. Includes hands-on experience flying UAS.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.