PALOMAR COLLEGE

SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS (GEOG 158|GCIP 158|GEOL 158)

This course will equip students with knowledge about the regulations and procedures governing the safe and legal operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as “drones”. The scope of this course coincides with the knowledge areas in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 airman knowledge test for a Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS rating, and is intended to prepare students who wish to become commercial sUAS pilots for the knowledge test.

INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING AND DRONE PROCESSING (GEOG 140)

Provides students with a basic understanding of theories and techniques used in the processing and analysis of satellite and drone (i.e. Unmanned aircraft systems) data. Topics include image and sensor characteristics, information derived from satellite and drone data, and image interpretation and analysis.

DIGITAL IMAGING WITH DRONES I (GCIP 168)

An introduction to using drones or unmanned vehicles for digital imaging. This hands-on course covers building, operating, and outfitting for still and video imaging and image capture.

DIGITAL IMAGING WITH DRONES II (GCIP 268)

Intermediate uses of unmanned vehicles for digital imaging. This hands-on course covers high resolution video, aerial imaging, intelligent mission planning, and the use of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for image capture, editing, mapping and related uses. 

INTRODUCTION TO DRONE SAFETY AND APPLICATIONS (N GEOG 900)

A survey of the regulations governing small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operations and safety considerations. Existing and emerging trends of sUAS applications in various industries will also be discussed. 

UAS FOR VETERANS (GEOL 159)

This course will assist students in military service with transitioning into the career field of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones. This course will consist of a series of guest speakers with military backgrounds and current industry experience in UAS. Each speaker will address a different topic, which will include information about transitioning from active duty to student life, making the most of the GI Bill, how to start a drone business, as well as career contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses. 

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LiDAR DATA PROCESSING AND GIS INTEGRATION (GEOG 145)

This course will introduce students to basic to basic concepts in Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). Students will also learn to process LiDAR data collected by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and analysis these data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

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SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (GEOG 108)

Introduces unmanned aerial systems (drones), including applications, safety, maintenance, mission planning and flying, and data acquisition (still images and video). 

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SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (sUAS) REMOTE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL (GEOG 107)

Equips students with knowledge about the regulations and procedures governing the safe and legal operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones. Coincides with the knowledge areas in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Part 107 airman knowledge test for a Remote Pilot Certificate with a sUAS rating, and is intended to prepare students for the FAA written examination required for students to become commercial sUAS pilots.

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INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) (GEOG 145)

Provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, and spatial analysis. Includes assessment of vector and raster systems, scale, resolution, map projection, coordinate systems, georeferencing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

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