Unmanned Aerial Systems

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


  1. Understanding of 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. Knowledge of Small Unmanned Aircraft loading, sensors and emergency procedures
  4. Understanding of 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. Understand the performance of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate aeronautical decision making and judgment
  9. Understanding of maintenance and preflight inspection procedures on sUAS
  10. Provide students with hands on experience using a variety of sUAS, including the most popular systems and sensors 


Monday to Friday, June 11 to 15

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $299

Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)



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Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn IL 60137

(630) 942-3427

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