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Areas of Study | | WIND125 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: WIND125
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Drone Technology
DIVISION:Technology
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
In this course students will learn about basic skills and application of Drone Technology, including safety, regulations, still photography, and videography skills.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Become familiar with basic drone function and controls
  • Become practiced in drone flight, adhering to local, state, and FAA regulations
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of drone still photography
  • Apply learned skills of drone videography

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Drone controls, functions, and flight
  2. FAA, state and local regulations concerning piloting drones
  3. Drone photography and editing software
  4. Drone videography
  5. Drone safety
  6. Basic drone maintenance and repair

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Read Before Flight: A Guide to Standardize Unmanned Aircraft System Training and Flight Operations by Nicholas R. Damron, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Octover 14, 2014), ISBN 10: 1502847523, Paperback, 60 pages.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Written and Oral Exams, Class Discussion, Demonstration

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2018

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