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Title:  ITE353--DRONES

Pre-Requisite: None

Course Description:  Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and the technologies involved with their operation will be covered in this course. In addition to basic safety and legal qualifications for drone operation, this course examines drone components, communication systems, and flight basics; laws and regulations; career options for drones; and the social and ethical implications of ever-changing technology that automates and semi-automates. In the laboratory, students gain hands-on experience operating UAVs and can use Flight Simulators to sample a variety of virtual drones and situations in a safe environment.

Work Load:  Students work individually, in pairs, and in small groups. Students learn through hands-on and academic activities to limit homework and focus on in-class learning. The assessments are based on formative assignments, such as research and writing assignments, student-chosen group projects, and lab activities.

Why would you be interested in the Class:  Drones are being integrated into agriculture, surveying, delivery, humanitarian aid, search and rescue, entertainment, conservation and much more. Begin to explore their growing potential and prepare for massive 21st century technological changes.

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