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Drone Imaging, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 3_CE_DRIM

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Drone Imaging program provides skills in digital imaging, video editing, colorization, and photo editing. Students will participate in hands-on and virtual flight activities to develop, practice, and optimize UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle) flight and photography skills with high-end photo equipment, drones, and drone simulators. This program provides media management, image editing for drone operators and focuses on developing careers in digital media, capturing and editing images for a variety of industries across multiple sectors.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to create projects with the appropriate settings with software for digital imaging, media management, video, photography and image editing while using basic design principles and best practices employed in the drone UAV industry.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in determining the type of copyright, permissions, and licensing required to use specific photo and video content.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the proper equipment required for UAVs, the purpose, audience, and audience needs to create photo and video content.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Specialization

  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
DGA C131Digital Photography Using Photoshop3
DGA C121Introduction to Adobe Premiere3
DGA C150ADrone Imaging 13
Total Units9