CCOG for UAS 100 Summer 2024

Course Number:
UAS 100
Course Title:
Career Explorations and Intro to Unoccupied Aircraft Systems
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Course Description

Covers basic information of flight applications as they relate to careers as a professional unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) pilot. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is an introductory examination of various jobs and applications related to uses of UAS. 

"Unoccupied" Aircraft Systems

Portland Community College has chosen to use the term "Unoccupied" when referring to Aircraft Systems that are flown by a pilot via a ground control system, or autonomously through the use of an on-board computer, communication links and any additional equipment that is necessary for the system to operate safely. Industry standards and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations use the term "Unmanned" to refer to such systems, however the College recognizes that this term is not gender inclusive and therefore has adopted the use of "Unoccupied" to better reflect its values around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Analyze a variety of unoccupied aircraft vehicles (UAVs) and their uses.

  • Identify industries and professions currently using UAS technology.

  • Examine UAS data collection methods being used in various industries.

Aspirational Goals

  • Have a broader understanding of UAS industry standards and career applications.

Course Activities and Design

  • Lecture/Discussion

  • Application/Software demonstration

  • Videos/Multimedia

  • Flight simulation

Outcome Assessment Strategies


Participate in and contribute to in-class discussions

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Content experts share their industry’s applications from different PCC Career and Technical Programs and Degrees:

    • Geography GIS

    • Emergency Responder/Public Safety

    • Construction Sciences

    • Engineering and Computer Programming

    • Multimedia and Journalism

    • Visual Arts

  • Application introduction