Course Description: Drone Technology
Prerequisite(s): Students must be 14 in order to take the course examination and must be 16 to receive the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate
Drone Technology prepares students to fly drones under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 guidelines. Students get an overview of the national airspace system, FAA regulations, and the design and operation of small drones.Students monitor weather, address loading and performance of drones, and coordinate flight operation logistics. They perform administrative tasks, train to fly, and, finally, fly small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students’ career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
- Certification: Students will take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aeronautical knowledge written examination for a remote pilot license