Drone Technology Certificate

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Drone Technology Certificate

Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUASs), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), are gaining in popularity!

The regulations are constantly changing, opening up opportunities for potential uses and occupations.

Some of the industries that are benefitting from the use of drones are agriculture, meteorology, aerial photography, search and rescue, construction, and even sports.

The FAA has predicted that annual sales of these units will be about 7 million by 2020 and it is estimated that over 2500 jobs will be created in the State of Maryland by 2025.

The Drone Technology Certificate from Harford Community College will help you learn about these versatile vehicles, understand the constantly changing regulations, and how to fly both small and large professional-use drones. The courses will contain information on how to pass the test to obtain FAA's Part 107 Certificate as well as provide several hours of simulator training and hands on flight training using professional drones. This part 107 certificate is MANDATORY if you desire to fly professionally.

What Will You Learn?

Required Courses and Descriptions:

Introduction to Drone Technology

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including their history and developing role in the modern aviation industry.

Topics include basic information regarding current and future uses of drones: airframe types, materials, and sizes: electric motors, propellers, and electronic speed controller matching: camera use, crimes and crime fighting uses: man-capable drones: human factors: and artificial intelligence in single drones and drone swarms.

Both rules for personal and commercial use will be presented with an emphasis on future employment in the field.

Class will consist of both lectures and hands-on time with the RealFlight Computer Drone Simulator.

Drone Regulations and Preliminary Flight Training

You bought a drone. And you're probably chomping at the bit to get the battery charged and take it out for the first test flight.

But before you do, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has put in place for flying drones in the U.S.

And you should also be aware of your rights and the rights of those around you.

This class will teach you about the basic rules and regulations guiding the use of flying drones for both personal and professional use.

Class will consist of both lectures and hands-on time with the JJRC H36 6 Axis Quadcopter.

PT 107 Preparation and Drone Pilot Training

Be both certified and qualified!

The overall objective of this course is to provide the participants with a thorough understanding of what procedures and documentation are required to obtain a FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot's License. 

The course curriculum will include sUAS Operating Rules; Airspace Classification; Aviation Weather; and Sectional Chart Reading for passing the FAA test, as well as basic maneuvers with both small and large quadcopters.

Class will consist of bothe lectures, micro drone flying practice, and hands-on time with the professional grade DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter.

For job outlook information about the future of Drones, checkout this great report:

 The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States

***Details of the impact in Maryland are on pages 4 and 27.***

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Zajicek, kzajicek@harford.edu

Employers: Harford Community College offers customized training to meet the needs of your business.

**We can design training for the specific needs of your organization at one of our facilities, or at your location. We also offer training utilizing the strengths of the Maryland Community College Network. Even if HCC doesn't have an expert to meet your needs, we can still help with this statewide partnership. Contact us about what your needs are, and we can develop a training program to support you!**

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Contact Information

For more information, please call 443-412-2440 or email training@harford.edu

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