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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

sUAS Pilot Safety Certificate

Program Director: Maria Burness· Phone: 410-386-8526 · Email: mburness@carrollcc.edu

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 competency in the field of sUAS aviation Safety. The coursework prepares students to take the FAA Remote Pilot in Command (Part 107) certification exam and the industry-recognized sUAS Safety Certification exams.  

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 Required



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.