Degree & Certificates

The Fullerton Drone Lab offers a variety of degrees and certificates focused on the drone industry. 

Associate of Science - Autonomous Systems Development

Required Courses : 15-17 Units
Units
TECH 081 F – Technical Mathematics I 3
TECH 108 F – Manufacturing Processes 3

or

TECH 127 F – Industrial Safety 2
TECH 131 F – Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics 2
TECH 132 F – Basics of Electric Motor Controls 2
TECH 135 F – Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers 2
TECH 150 F – Basic Drone Piloting 2

or

TECH 151 F – Applied Drone Piloting 3
TECH 155 F – Applied Drone Lab 2
Total Units 15-17

Autonomous Systems Development Certificate

Required Courses : 20-21
Units
CIS 212 F – Robotic Programming 3
ENGR 110 F – Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR 203 F – Electric Circuits 4
ENGR 203LF – Electric Circuits Lab 1
MACH 101 F – Introduction to Machine Tools 5
TECH 150 F – Basic Drone Piloting 2

or

Applied Drone Piloting 3
Applied Drone Lab 2
Restricted Electives : 6-9 Units Units
CIS 201 F – Introduction to Python Programming 3
DRAF 944 F – Solidworks 3
ENGR 105 F – Engineering CAD 4
MACH 102 F – Intermedia Machine Tools 5
MACH 150 F – CNC Programming Using Mastercam 3
MATH 151 F – Calculus I 4

or

MATH 151 HF – Honors Calculus I 4
MATH 152 F – Calculus II 4

or

MATH 152 HF – Honors Calculus II 4
PHYS 221 F – General Physics I 4
Total Units 26-30

Uncrewed Aerial Systems Piloting Certificate

Required Courses : 8-9 Units
Units
TECH 080 F – Federal Aviation Administration Drone Pilot Test Preparation
1
TECH 150 F – Basic Drone Piloting 2

or

TECH 151 F – Applied Drone Piloting 3
TECH 158 F – Advanced Drone Piloting Skills 2
ESC 105 F – Introduction to Weather and Climate 3
TECH 127 F – Industrial Safety 2
Total Units 10-11

Drone Journalism Certificate

Required Courses : 16 Units
Units
TECH 080 F – Federal Aviation Administration Drone Pilot Test Preparation 1
JOUR 101 F – Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 210 F- Multimedia Reporting 3
JOUR 215 F – UAV/Drone Reporting 3
PHOT 111 F – Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital 3
ESC 105 F –  Introduction to Weather and Climate 3

 

Restricted Electives – 2-4 Units Units
CRTV 157 F – Digital Production/Non-Linear Editing for Video/Film 3
GEOG 102 F – Physical Geography 3
or
GEOG 102HF – Honors Physical Geography 3
GEOG 102LF – Physical Geography Lab 1
JOUR 102 F – Advanced Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 222 F – Introduction to News Media Production 3
PHOT 216 F – Advanced Digital Photography 3
PHOT 217 F – Applied Digital Photography 3
PHYS 130 F – Elementary Physics 4
TECH 155 F – Applied Drone Lab 2
Total Units 18-20