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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SUAS 101 - Drone Technology 1

Number of Credits: 3
Explore Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) through an overview of various drones and applications. Apply best practices and basic controls for flying. Prepare for the Aeronautical Knowledge Test required to obtain FAA Remote Pilot (Part 107) certification. Certification is not guaranteed. Additional $800 fee required. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of ENG 001  and MAT 095 .
Course Topics:
Introduction to UAS (Drone) Technology

UAS (Drone) Ground School

UAS (Drone) Flight School

UAS (Drone) FAA Remote Pilot Certification Prep
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Implement general regulatory requirements of Part 107 regulations (PG1, PG2).
  2. Interpret operating rules and requirements under Part 107 regulations (PG1, PG2).
  3. Evaluate airsIpace to include controlled, uncontrolled, and special use airspace (PG1, PG2).
  4. Judge Airspace operational requirements (PG1, PG2).
  5. Explain Airport Operations (PG1, PG2).
  6. Practice Aeronautical decision-making (PG1).
  7. Define physiological factors affecting remote pilot performance (PG1, PG2).
  8. Demonstrate basic maneuvers of SUAS flight, including take off, landing and stationary flight (PG1, PG3, PG5).
  9. Execute a SUAS mission plan (PG1, PG3, PG4, PG5).
  10. Examine weather-related issues and requirements as they relate to SUAS (PG1).

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