Unmanned Aircraft Systems – DRONES

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FAA PART 107 CERTIFICATION

This course pathway prepares students to become a certified in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Safety enabling them to gain employment as qualified remote pilots.  Students completing this course will understand the capabilities and limitations of the technology to include hardware and software.  They will understand the environment in which UAS technology will be applied, to include both the physical and political environment.  They will explore the capabilities and limitations of human remote pilots and using that understanding become a responsible member of the aviation community.  Safety is also addressed as students explore the concept of safety and the role of managing risk and organizational decision-making to improve unmanned aviation safety.


sUAS Safety Ground School

This class is designed to train individuals to pass the FAA 107 exam required for commercial and government remote pilots.  The course focus on small UAS weighing less than 55 pounds. Topics covered are applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation, effects of weather, loading, emergency procedures, crew management, radio procedures, aeronautical decision making, airport operations, and maintenance and pre-flight inspection process.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

DAYS/TIMES: Tuesday & Thursday/8:00am – 12pm OR 4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 18 weeks


Introduction to Thermography (NEW CLASS focused on Drone applications)

This course covers the basics of infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selections, industry standards, reports, and image analysis as it pertains to small unmanned aircraft.. Through readings, research and hands-on projects, students will learn how thermal imaging works, and explore applications across industries.  They will learn how to take quality images and how to choose the correct thermal camera for a particular job.  Students will be able to identify thermal exceptions and detail findings in reports meeting industry standards.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

DAYS/TIMES: Monday & Wednesday/8:00am – 12pm OR 4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 18 weeks


Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations – NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED

Students will explore the concepts of decision-making bias, stress, and methods for safely identifying and mitigating risk while making time critical decisions.  Students will build competencies flying several types of drones (SYMA X5C-1, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Phantom 4.)  indoors and at the flying field.  Activities include working in groups to perform pre-flight checks, tracking flight time, maintaining proper records, post flight debriefings, and using available apps and websites.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

LENGTH: 18 weeks


COST: All CTE courses are FREE until May 2022. Fees have intentionally been waived to support students impacted financially because of the pandemic.

COURSES ARE CLOSED for this 18 week session. Registration will reopen at the beginning of November 2021.

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