2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Unmanned Aerial System, Certificate

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Requirements for Certificate - 12 Hours, 2.5 GPA

The mission of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)-Drone Applications Certificate is to prepare students to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Remote Drone Pilots, who are trained to conduct safe, legal, and effective aerial flight operations within the National Airspace System. The core courses supporting this certificate are designed to instruct Remote Drone Pilots in how to fly mission driven and incident-free sorties, and effectively capture/record and post-process aerial imagery.

Note: Students who successfully complete the UAS107 Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Training will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 UAS Remote Pilot Certification Exam, which is the accepted certification for small UAS-Drone Commercial and Municipal Operations.


Electives 3 cr.

  • A department approved elective, 200 level or above, from any discipline


Note: These courses may not be used as electives in the Criminal Justice Administration Program.

* This course curriculum does not require the student to have a small UAS-Drone. FAA Requirements for becoming a certified Drone Pilot are listed https://www.faa.gov/uas/. Students already in possession of a valid FAA Drone Remote Pilot Certification, may substitute the UAS107 course for another Park University 3cr course with permission from the Criminal Justice Department Chair or the Criminal Justice Program Coordinator. 

# This course curriculum requires the student to have access to, or own, a photo and video-recording enabled small UAS-Drone. Minimum drone specifications for this course, as well as various suitable drone models, are listed at https://droneology.park.edu/specs. 

Additional Requirements

Park University confers Undergraduate Certificates at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of residency requirement, at least 50% of the coursework completed at Park
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0* (for courses in the certificate)
  • Meet all requirements of the specific program, as outlined in the Degree Requirements section of the catalog

*Individual departments may establish additional (or higher) requirements (refer to the Academic Degree Programs  section of the catalog for program-specific requirements).

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