Unmanned Aerial Systems

This course provides students with the necessary information to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 107 Exam, also known as the Remote Pilot Airmen Certificate. This certificate, along with completion of proper FAA paperwork, allows students to operate a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS or "drone") for business purposes. Instruction combines classroom and flying exercises using multiple drones to familiarizes students with classroom and aviation standards included in the (FAA) Part 107 Exam.


  1. Understand small Unmanned Aerial Systems, missions and capabilities, including fixed wing vs. rotary aircraft, controller interfaces, navigation and positioning methods, and sUAS mission examples
  2. Understand sUAS Airspace classification, operating requirements and flight restrictions
  3. Gain knowledge of Small Unmanned Aircraft loading, sensors and emergency procedures
  4. Understand applicable sUAS aviation weather sources
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of sUAS crew resource management, radio communications and airport operation as they apply to sUAS
  6. Understand physiological factors affecting sUAS pilot performance
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  8. Understand of maintenance and preflight inspection procedures on sUAS
  9. Gain hands on experience using a variety of sUAS, including the most popular systems and sensors 


Monday to Thursday, March 4 to 7, 2019

8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $299

SSG Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)



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Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn IL 60137

(630) 942-2183

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