Aviation Unmanned Systems Minor

Lower Division Requirements

AVN110 Introduction to Aviation

A survey of the U.S. aviation industry, including the history of aviation, attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, certification, airports, airspace, air traffic control, and navigational aids. (3 units; Fall)

Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/03/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101
Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

AVN210 Aviation Meteorology

An in-depth study of aviation weather, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind and moisture, stability, turbulence, clouds, air masses, fronts, thunderstorms, and icing. A study of weather charts, weather reports, and forecasts. (3 units; Fall)

Murillo, Elisabeth S.
09/03/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

FLT116 Private Pilot Ground

An in-depth study of airframes and aircraft systems, aircraft instruments, safety, aerodynamics, stability, physiology, weather, airports, airspace, emergency operations, ground reference maneuvers, charts and publications, and the principles of pilotage, dead-reckoning, and radio/electronic methods of navigation as applied to cross-country flight planning to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot knowledge test. (3 units; Summer)

Marselus, John Edward
05/06/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116
Goodman, Creighton A
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C101
Goodman, Creighton A
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102

FLT117 Private Airplane Pilot Lab I

Flight instruction leading to the aircraft solo. Current FAA Third Class Medical Certificate and Student Pilot Certificate required prior to registering. Thirty-five flight hours. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: FLT 116, Aviation Flight Major, and permission of the Department Chair of Aviation Science. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

Marselus, John Edward
05/06/2019 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport OFFC
Marselus, John Edward
09/03/2019 - Aviation Ctr Riv Airport OFFC

UAS115 Intro to Unmanned Aviation Systm

This course will provide students with insight into the Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) industry through the introduction of UAS history; systems elements; regulatory system; COA (Certificate of Approval) process; operations; geospatial data; automation and autonomy; safety assessments; detect, sense and avoid; sensors and payloads; human factors; and the future of UAS. Pre- or Co- Requisite: AVN 110. (3 units; Fall)

Marselus, John Edward
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport C102

UAS215 UAS Flight Simulation Lab

Several stages of flight simulation will include EP (external pilot) training, Flying FPV (first person view), and programming the autopilot for autonomous flight. Prerequisite: UAS 115 (1 unit; Fall)

Marselus, John Edward
09/03/2019 W 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM Aviation Ctr Riv Airport 116

Upper Division Requirements

FLT326 Human Factors

A review of the psychological human factors that affect aviation, including individual and organizational factors, and technology-induced errors. Includes common human errors and detection and recovery skills. The chain of events leading up to an aircraft accident are examined in light of specific aircraft accidents. (3 units; Spring)

UAS315 UAS Designs and Applications

This course will present all required and optional components of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into six categories: airframe system, radio control, autopilot system, camera system, power system, ground control station, and the drive train system. Prerequisite: UAS 215 (3 units; Spring)

UAS415 UAS Operatns and Mission Planing

Students will learn how to operate any Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) platform that uses a Piccolo autopilot system. This course will prepare the student for a check ride by going over crew positions, user interface of piccolo command center and viewpoint, normal and emergency operations, and mission planning. Prerequisite: UAS 315 (3 units; Fall)

UAS495 Unmanned Aviatn Systems Capstone

This capstone course will provide the student an opportunity to apply knowledge of Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) toward completion of a major project. Prerequisite: Senior Status & Corequisite: UAS 415 (3 units; Spring)