NonCredit Offerings

Drones/Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Aerial view taken from a drone


Discover Drone-Enabled Possibilities

Be among the first pilots in your region certified to use drones commercially. As of August 2016, FAA pilot certification is required of anyone operating a drone for business purposes. CSM instructs both hobbyists and professionals on how to fly drones safely and legally, prepare for the FAA certification test, and access new opportunities. Our hands-on Knowledge-to-Action courseware, tested and vetted by the State University of New York, gives advanced insight into the business and employment opportunities created by drones.

Industry Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Public Safety
  • Real Estate
  • Law Enforcement
  • Insurance
  • Environmental Conservation
  • E-commerce
  • Inspections
  • Mapping

 

AVN-5010 Introduction to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) are a dynamic, emerging technology that will literally transform industries and have an economic impact of $100 billion over the next four years. This 12 hour Introduction to sUAS -Learn to Fly course is comprehensive, hands-on training that gives you all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally. In addition to teaching safety best practices and piloting skills, you will learn the types of flight systems available, their capabilities, and which one would be best for your use. Drone photography and videography skills, discussion on how drones can be used in business and industry application and how to apply drone technology to bring efficiencies to business will also be discussed. All materials are included in the cost of the class to include a quadcopter with a camera, computer flight simulator, and workbook.

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for AVN-5010

AVN-5020 Remote Pilot Test Preparation

To legally operate a drone for any business purpose, FAA regulations now require remote pilot certification. This course prepares you to successfully pass the comprehensive FAA Knowledge test, which includes general aviation topics in addition to drone-specific information. Topics covered include regulations relating to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUas); airspace classification, interpretation of sectional navigation charts, operating requirements, flight restriction; aviation weather sources and effects; small unmanned aircraft loading and performance; emergency procedures; aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management; radio communication procedures; physiological effects of drugs and alcohol; airport operation and maintenance and preflight inspection procedures. All materials are included in the cost of the class to include a workbook and 50 FAA sample test questions. Certification testing must be administered at an authorized FAA knowledge Testing Center and is not included in the cost of the class. Hobbyists and students new to drone piloting should precede this course with the comprehensive 12-hour Intro to sUAS-Learn to fly course, which provides all the vital skills and information you need to start piloting drones safely and legally.

Register Now | Browse by Course Number:
Search for AVN-5020

Request More Info: