Drone Camera Operator (AS Degree S0449)

Arts Division
Degree S0449

This degree is designed for students who want to specialize as drone camera imaging operators for multiple career applications in commercial photography, cinematography, construction, surveying, inspection, and public safety.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AERO 160Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic4
AERO 210Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced4
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
PHOT 26Video for Photographers3
PHOT 50Drone Basic Still and Motion Camera Operator3
PHOT 51Drone Advanced Still and Motion Camera Operator3
PHOT 55Drone Photogrammetry and Mapping3
PHOT 56Drone Inspection and Thermal Imaging3
Recommended Electives
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
Fundamentals of Construction Inspection
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Digital Image Editing for Photographers
Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers
Photography Portfolio Development
Broadcast News Field Reporting
Broadcast Traffic Reporting
Beginning Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Editing for Film and Television
Total Units29

Program Learning Outcomes

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography 3 3
AERO 160 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic 4 4
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3 5
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units16
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
AERO 210 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced 4 4
PHOT 11B Digital Capture Workflow 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
 Units13-15
Summer Term 1
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 1 3
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3 3
 Units6
Fall Term 2
PHOT 50 Drone Basic Still and Motion Camera Operator 3 3
PHOT 55 Drone Photogrammetry and Mapping 3 3
PHOT 56 Drone Inspection and Thermal Imaging 3 3
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units12
Winter Term 2
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3 1-3
 Units1-3
Spring Term 2
PHOT 26 Video for Photographers 3 3
PHOT 51 Drone Advanced Still and Motion Camera Operator 3 3
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
A/AS BEH 3  
Drone Camera Operator, AS S0449 9  
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 Units9-10
 Total Units61-66
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