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Drone Videography, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_DRNV

Control Number: 40561

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Drone Videography 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 video 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, videography, virtual reality (VR), post-production editing, careers, and business practices. Required Pre-Requisites: Basic Drone Imaging Skills Certificate of Achievement.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to design and execute drone projects utilizing principles of visual communication and video editing for employment in the field of Drone Imaging.
  2. Students will be able to deploy and pilot UAS while capturing appropriate imagery for a variety of 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.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
FILM A110Film Production 13
FILM A228Photogrammetry and Volumetric Image Capture3
FILM A229The Business of Immersive Media (VR/AR)2
Restricted Electives - Select one course:3-4
Event Productions
Introduction to Visual Effects
Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)
Introduction to UAS Automation
Total Units11-12

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FILM A110 Film Production 1 3
FILM A228 Photogrammetry and Volumetric Image Capture 3
Semester 2
FILM A229 The Business of Immersive Media (VR/AR) 2
Event Productions  
Introduction to Visual Effects  
Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)  
Introduction to UAS Automation  
 Total Units11-12