Unmanned Aircraft Systems – DRONES

This course is now closed for new enrollment. 


Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:45am to 6:45pm.*

*Office hours may change due to holidays or other circumstances. Go to the school website to check for changes to school office hours before visiting a school site.


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This career pathway prepares students to become certified in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) enabling them to gain employment as qualified remote pilots. Students completing these courses 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.


COURSE 1: sUAS Safety Ground School

This class is designed to train individuals to pass the FAA Part 107 Certification required for commercial and government remote pilots. The course focuses on small UAS weighing less than 55 pounds. Topics include: applicable regulations, airspace, weather, operational safety, roles and responsibilities, aeronautical decision making, and airport operations.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

DAYS/TIMES: 

Monday/8:30am – 11:30am  AND

Wednesday/8:30am – 12:30pm

LENGTH: 9 weeks

OR

DAYS/TIMES: 

Tuesday/5:30pm – 8:30pm

Thursday/4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 9 weeks


COURSE 2: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations 

Students will explore the components of multi-rotar and fixed-wing sUAS systems. Students will learn to follow proper procedures for equipment maintenance and flight planning. Students will build proficiency in basic flight skills through hands-on flight exercises. In addition, students will learn to use the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) airspace authorization system, how to submit waivers, and maintain flight logs.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST meet the following prerequisites before enrolling in this class:

  • Completion of Prerequisite Class: COURSE 1 – sUAS Safety Ground School

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

DAYS/TIMES:

Tuesday/8:30am – 11:30am

Thursday/8:30am – 12:30pm

LENGTH: 18 weeks

OR

Monday/5:30pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday/4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 18 weeks


COURSE 3: Introduction to UAS Mission Planning

This is an introduction to real world applications of drone technology for various industries. Students will plan and execute multiple drone operation projects using flight planning software, standards of operation (SOP), shot lists, and data analysis tools. Students will also learn terminology, software, and tools commonly used in the industry for mapping, inspection, and aerial measurements.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST meet the following prerequisites before enrolling in this class:

  • Completion of Prerequisite Courses:

    • COURSE 1 – sUAS Safety Ground School

    • COURSE 2Unmanned Aircraft Systems

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

DAYS/TIMES: 

TO BE DETERMINED


COST: All CTE courses are FREE until May 2024. Fees have intentionally been waived to support students impacted financially because of the pandemic.


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