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Become a Drone Pilot at Palomar College!

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Our Certificate Program

6 classes, 2 semesters, 17 units, $46 per unit

Required courses:

  1. GCIP 168 Digital Imaging with Drones (3 units)
  2. GCIP 268 Digital Imaging with Drones II (3 units)
  3. *online* GEOG 110 Meteorology: Weather and Climate (3 units)
  4. GEOG 120 Digital Earth: An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
  5. GEOG 140: Introduction to Remote Sensing and Drone Data Processing (3 units)
  6. *online* GEOL 158 sUAS Procedures and Regulations (Part 107 License Exam Prep) course (1 unit) 
GET YOUR CERTIFICATE IN ONE YEAR
Fall semester: GCIP 168, GEOG 140, GEOL 158
Spring semester: GCIP 268, GEOG 110, GEOG 120

 

Our Associate’s Degree Program

10 classes for the major + GE courses, 4 semesters, 60+ units, $46 per unit

Required courses:

  1. GCIP 168 Digital Imaging with Drones (3 units)
  2. GCIP 268 Digital Imaging with Drones II (3 units)
  3. *online* GEOG 110 Meteorology: Weather and Climate (3 units)
  4. GEOG 120 Digital Earth: An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
  5. GEOG 140: Introduction to Remote Sensing and Drone Data Processing (3 units)
  6. *online* GEOL 158 sUAS Procedures and Regulations (Part 107 License Exam Prep) course (1 unit) 
  7. BMGT 153: Small Business Entrepreneurship (3 units)
  8. CE 100: Cooperative Education Internship (1 unit)

Pick two courses from the following:

  1. ENGR 126 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (4 units)
  2. GCMW 165 Digital Video Design (3 units)
  3. GCMW 197A Topics in Internet (1-5 units)
  4. GCMW 205 Digital Video for Multimedia (3 units)
  5. GEOG 197 Geography Topics (1-4 units)
COMPLETE THE CLASSES FOR THE MAJOR IN TWO YEARS
Don't forget your general education courses!
Year 1 Fall semester: GCIP 168, GEOG 140, GEOL 158
Year 1 Spring semester: GCIP 268, GEOG 110, GEOG 120
Year 2 Fall semester: BMGT 153, ELECTIVE #1
Year 1 Spring semester: CE 100, ELECTIVE #2

Enroll Today!


Need to fly a drone on campus? Follow the 3 steps below. 
  1. Review the Palomar College Campus UAS/Drone Guideline
  2. Complete the UAS/Drone Use Application at least 1 week before the date of operation
  3. The Palomar Campus Police Office will notify you via email with an approval or denial for your request

*Please remember that operators may only fly a drone on college property for college sanctioned purposes.