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AVIA 107 - Drone Operations

Credits: 5
Students will be prepared to take the knowledge test for the small unmanned aerial system (UAS) remote pilot license. Successful acquisition of this license allows remote pilots to fly small UAS in work or business settings. Regulations and limitations for this license are referenced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 107.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Describe various airspace classifications, operating requirements, and flight restrictions of UAV’s.
  2. Explain the different regulations and statutes governing UAV use.
  3. Discern between weather considerations that can impact flight of UAV’s.
  4. Explain the types of factors that affect loading of UAV’s.
  5. Describe the components of aeronautical decision-making and judgement for flight.
  6. Illustrate radio communications and airport operations that pertain to UAV’s.
  7. Prepare to take the FAA Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems license certification.

Program Outcomes
  1. Prepare for a position in the aviation industry or related fields utilizing unmanned aerial systems.
  2. Employ their understanding of the integral parts of the unmanned aerial system industry through practical application of diverse subjects.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of aviation and other industry professionals with technology used with unmanned aerial systems.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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