Our Available Courses

We support innovation, learning, and look to prepare students for success in all areas of drone technology and applications.

TECH 150 Basic Drone Piloting

This course will train students on the principles, guidelines and regulations regarding effective piloting of unmanned aerial vehicles. Safety and ethics associated with drone flight as well as the law will also be stressed. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 151 Applied Drone Piloting

Students will learn the basics of piloting an unmanned aerial system, or drone, and how it can be applied in their preferred career (Administration of Justice, Construction, Cinematography, Environmental Science, Geography, Journalism, Photography, Physical Education, Real Estate, Welding, and many others). Students will leant Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and be introduced to Pix4D Mapper allpications to use with drones. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 158 Advanced Drone Piloting

In this course, students will learn advanced drone piloting techniques including multiple drone operations, field operations, night flying, first person view (FPV) piloting, and others. Students will fly to NIST standards and to AUVSI Trusted Operator certification.  (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 155 Applied Drone Lab

In this course, students will learn the basics of unmanned systems and how they work. Students will create a functioning aerial, terrestrial or submersible system. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 80 Drone Pilot Test Prep

This course reviews and prepares students to take the Federal Aviation Administration’s initial aeronautical knowledge test, and help complete FAA Form 8710-13 for a remote pilot certificate, through lecture, discussion and individual flying of drones. It will help guide students on basic aeronautics and operations as they pertain to drone piloting.

JOUR 215 Drone journalism

This course is designed to give students the ability to learn about UAV’s (drones) and how to use them in filmmaking, photography, and cinematorgraphy. Special emphasis is placed on equipment selection, aerial photography and video storytelling, editing and safety and ethical considerations. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 160 Infrared Thermography

 This course focuses on how thermography is used for a variety of conditions including monitoring/predictive maintenance and identification. Students will learn how to collect, interpret and analyze infrared data by using a drone and aerial imaging. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

TECH 165 Aerial Mapping and Photogrammetry

This course introduces students to the skills in data acquisition, data processing techniques for mapping and by using Pix4D. Students will learn principles of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and how to use them to acquire data, create mapping images, point clouds, overlays, and 3D meshes.(CSU) (Degree Credit).

TECH 260 Multispectral and Hyperspectral Sensing with Drones (PENDING)

This course will teach students how to capture and gain experience in the proper use of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging methods of remote imaging for various applications including agriculture, inspection, surveying, and many others. (Degree Credit) (CSU)

TECH 159 Counter Drone Operations (limited enrollment)

With the rapid influx of drones into society, there is a need to help identify and address any possible threats that can come from bad actors.

The Fullerton Drone Lab offers a course for law enforcement, security personnel, federal employees, and other qualified individuals on counter drone operations.

Collaboration with courses in cyber security and administration of justice make this program an essential part of security surrounding this new and growing technology.

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