2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Smart Farming I, CSC

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The Smart Farming Career studies I is designed to improve the regions agriculture productivity by introducing agricultural producers to IoT technologies, such as drones and remote sensors, and by training them to better understand the environmental factors that influence plant growth and soil fertility.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operations
  2. Identify requirements for small UAS registration, markings, and condition
  3. Explain the United States airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  4. Identify procedures for requesting a waiver for eligible requirements in sUAS
  5. Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
  6. Explain small unmanned aircraft loading
  7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures
  8. Define and apply crew resource management
  9. Understand radio communication procedures
  10. Determine the performance of small unmanned aircraft
  11. Explain the FAA aeromedical factors
  12. Define and apply aeronautical decision making and judgment
  13. Explain airport operations
  14. Demonstrate the ability to self-certify themselves and others as sUAS pilot and crew members
  15. Demonstrate a working knowledge of maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
  16. Demonstrate the ability to record and report required FAA documents pertinent to accidents, maintenance, flight paths, and other situations as required
  17. List the elements that make up small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and discuss the functionality of each
  18. Demonstrate knowledge of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems design and payloads
  19. Perform basic maintenance on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  20. Design strategies and risk assessments for sUAS missions
  21. Identify and enumerate factors that affect flight plans/missions
  22. Plan and perform manual and autonomous flights of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  23. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of sUAS products and sensors
  24. Plan and carry out sUAS data processing workflows
  25. Select the proper sUAS-based Geospatial Mapping System for a particular mission
  26. Choose an appropriate geospatial application for sUAS data processing
  27. Use software to create mapping products such as orthomosaics and digital elevation models
  28. Demonstrate a knowledge of sUAS safety, cyber-security and privacy issues
  29. Obtain a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification

For Further Information, Contact:

Fred Coeburn



Wes Mullins, Assistant Dean



Program of Study

Total Program Credits: 17

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.

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