BDT1 Basic sUAS - Drone Technology, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Fayette COI Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 9

Program Description

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Drones (sUAS-Drones) includes remote controlled devices such as drones and aircraft and ground vehicles. Educational development for graduates include Unmanned Aerial Surveying, Cinematography, Arial Photography, Surveying/Mapping/GIS, Public Safety, Utility and Industrial Inspections, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certification. Drones are quickly becoming a very commonly used tool by many public safety agencies. Police, Fire, SAR and Utility operations benefit from the low cost utilization of drones. Within minutes of arrival, a drone can stream real-time aerial footage of a remote location. Drones monitor crops from the sky to gain critical crop analysis, soil evaluations, and to more accurately plan and manage their agricultural operations.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Program Courses

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note:  While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Robin Eckhardt, Program Manager


Phone: 770-412-4033


Program Courses


AVOT 2001UAS Concepts


AVOT 2003Aviation Meteorology and National Airspace System


AVOT 2103Small Unmanned Aircraft System Regulations