Drone Piloting and Spatial Data Analytics Certificate

This program is focused on unmanned vehicle piloting, aerial data acquisition, and spatial data analytics. Students will learn to pilot a drone to collect and analyze data such as LiDAR (Light Detecting and Ranging for Elevations), Multi-Spectral Data, in the Red Green and Blue spectrum (for true color), as well as near infrared range, and thermal range bands. These processes are used extensively in industry, utilities, crime scene investigations, and emergency management field operations. After completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 exam.

Course Title Credits
GIS 408Drone Piloting and Mapping3
GY 307Geographic Information Systems (WI)3
GY 401Practicum in Geography3
GY 406Digital Image Analysis3
Total Hours12