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Basic Drone Imaging Skills, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_BDRN
Control Number: 40747

The Basic Drone Imaging Skills Certificate of Achievement program is a Career Technical Ed specialty, designed for the student who wants a concentrated course of study in the field of Drone imaging. It has been designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a UAS image capture specialist and preparing for FAA Part 107 Pilot license certification. Students will be educated in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, photography, videography, post-production editing, careers and business practices.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate competence as an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Image Capture Specialist, and show a critical understanding of aerial visual image capture and post production.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
APT A131 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems 3
APT A151 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lab 1
FILM A194 Editing 1 3
PHOT A123 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
 Units10
Semester 2
FILM A227 Drone Imaging for Immersive Media 3
PHOT A125 Imaging with Photoshop 1 3
 Units6
 Total Units16