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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as drones, are quickly becoming an indispensable resource supporting a variety of commercial and civil applications. Learn more about the capabilities of UAS and opportunities for their use while exploring major points of the Federal Aviation Administration UAS regulations, get hands on experience with flying UAS systems to create a new perspective for images and video, or explore the specialty topics offered via partnership between Anne Arundel Community College and the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center.

Noncredit Courses 

CTU-355 FAA Part 107 Exam Preparation
Ready yourself to become a certified drone pilot, and learn the capabilities and industry applications for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). With this online course, prepare in part for the FAA Part 107 Certification exam, while pursuing the knowledge you need to start operating drones safely in commercial  environments. In addition to the mechanical principles of flight and performance, drone components and maintenance, examine current regulations, certifications, and the human factors influencing drone flight.

Partnership with Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center 

Through a partnership between Anne Arundel Community College and the Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center, we are pleased to offer the following online courses:

OLT-388 UAS First Responder Leadership

OLT-389 Intro to UAS

OLT-390 UAS Precision Agriculture

OLT-391 UAS and the Law

OLT-392 Geospatial Information for UAS

OLT-393 Current State UAS Standards and Regulations

OLT-394 UAS Concepts of Operations

OLT-395 UAS for Media Leadership

Instructor Spotlight 

Andrew Shepherd serves as the Director for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. With experience in the defense industry and academia focused on modeling and simulation, research, course development, accreditation, instruction, and mentorship, Shepherd offers extensive knowledge in many areas of technology, higher education, and workforce training and development. He serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Two Cultures Journal, and as a Board Member for the Aviation Trail, a non-profit corporation in partnership with the National Park Service to promote Aviation Heritage in the Dayton region.

Named to both Dayton’s top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Defense and Aerospace Professionals by the Dayton Business Journal in 2014, Shepherd is an active member of his community and broader aerospace industry. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology –Professional Pilot and Airway Science Option –from Sinclair Community College.  He went on to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics with dual minors in Management and Aviation Safety and a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations of Space Science and Human Factors in Aviation. He most recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Management of Engineering and Technology from Arizona’s Northcentral University.


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