SU11 small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Fayette COI Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 16

Program Description

The small Unmanned Aircraft Systems TCC provides students the opportunity to acquire a Federal Aviation Administration Certification as a Remote Pilot with small Unmanned Arial Systems Rating. Within this structured training program, students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to operate Remote Aircraft Systems with commercial privileges. In addition, the completion of this certificate will enable individuals to operate Drones for hire throughout the United States. FAA certification will provide employers the confidence that applicants have acquired the necessary skills to perform tasks utilizing sUAS systems safely within the National Airspace System. Simulator systems knowledge in addition to actual hands-on flight operations will prepare students for a variety of commercial applications.

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 2010Intermediate Flight Development


AVOT 2103Small Unmanned Aircraft System Regulations


AVOT 2105Commercial Applications