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Drone Photography, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CM_DRNP
Control Number: 40562

The Drone Photography Certificate of Achievement program is a Career Technical Ed specialty, designed for the student who has completed the Basic Drone Imaging Skills Certificate of Achievement and is interested in building skills to an intermediate level in the field of Drone imaging with an emphasis in the use of drones in the photographic industry. It has been designed to prepare students for employment as a UAS image capture specialist with FAA Part 107 Pilot license certification. Students will be building knowledge and experience in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, photography, videography, post-production editing, careers, and business practices. Required Pre-Requisites: Basic Drone Imaging Skills Certificate of Achievement.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will be able to design and execute drone projects utilizing principles of visual communication and post-production editing.
  2. Students will be able to deploy and pilot UAS while capturing appropriate imagery for various industries.

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
FILM A110 Film Production 1 3
FILM A228 Photogrammetry and Volumetric Image Capture 3
PHOT A180 Introduction to Professional Photography 4
Semester 2
FILM A229 The Business of Immersive Media (VR/AR) 2
Choose 3-4 elective units from list of classes below: 3-4
Wedding and Event Photography  
Architectural Photography  
Action Sports Photography  
Fashion Photography  
Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)  
Introduction to Visual Effects  
Event Productions  
Introduction to UAS Automation  
 Total Units15-16