SUAS-1200 SUAS Operations and Regulations

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Early Registration Discount

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program
Online Professional Program in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Course Length
4 weeks

Course Dates & Locations
Online beginning: April 25, 2019 
June 1, 2019 
September 1, 2019 
November 1 2019 
January 1, 2020 
March 1, 2020 
May 1, 2020

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Gain an in-depth understanding of small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS; under 55 pounds) operations, regulations, planning principles, and support considerations. Students are introduced to typical operational methods, applicable federal regulations and guidance, methods to locate updated information, planning and risk management strategies, factors affecting use across multiple industries, and support considerations, including training and insurance. This course provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned to effectively plan and support an example sUAS operation, in compliance of federal legal requirements. Students will gain exposure and experience addressing common challenges, analyzing options, and determining feasibility of plans.

Who Should Attend:

Because Unmanned Aircraft Systems are rapidly transforming a wide range of industries and recreational activities, anyone interested in the use of UAS can benefit from this course. Individuals from industries with interest in using or learning more about UAS include:

  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Public safety
  • Mapping and surveying
  • Filming
  • Communications
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Safety
  • Emergency Management

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

  • sUAS Operations
  • sUAS Regulatory Framework
  • sUAS Planning Principles
  • sUAS Support

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900

About the Course Developer

 Dr. Brent Terwilliger

Brent Terwilliger

Assistant Professor
Worldwide Campus
College of Aeronautics 

Dr. Brent Terwilliger is the Program Chair for the M.S. in Unmanned Systems degree at Worldwide and has experience working more than a decade in defense contracting.

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