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sUAS Pilot Safety, Certificate

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Program Director: Scott Gore· Phone: 410-386-8467 · Email:

Prepare for an exciting career as a Commercial Drone Pilot. This certificate provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate a small-unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) within the National Airspace System.

This certificate trains you as a professional Remote Pilot and delivers knowledge required for industry safety certification, in order to build the learners competency in the field of sUAS aviation Safety.

As part of this certificate, students will prepare to earn their FAA Remote Pilot in Command Certificate and the sUAS Safety Certification. The Pilot Safety certificate signifies an individual that can commercially fly unmanned aircraft systems and holds Unmanned Safety Institute’s sUAS Safety Certification.

Certification is not guaranteed. Some of the coursework may require fieldwork and flight laboratories.

Certificate Requirements

sUAS Pilot Safety Certificate
Recommended Course Sequence: 18 Credits



Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate how to safely and legally fly multi-rotor and fixed wing drones in a variety of commercial sUAS missions in both simulated and actual conditions.
  2. Interpret a variety of regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. Operate sUAS systems to include aircraft platforms, control stations, hardware, software and firmware.
  4. Analyze data collected through remote sensing equipment and cameras.
  5. Determine the requirements of sUAS mission planning across a number of industry sectors.

Student Notices

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Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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