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Drone Cinematography Certificate of Proficiency

The Drone Cinematography Program Certificate of Proficiency provides 180 hours of instruction and hands-on flight training. This program covers hands-on flight training and test preparation for the FAA 107 drone pilots examination. The two non-credit courses in the program includes both basic and advanced cinematography techniques with an emphasis on developing "lifestyle" shots and a creative mindset. The theory and operations of both standard and advanced/precision camera shots is combined with operational scenarios in order to provide students with the ability to match specific and advanced flight profiles for the shots needed. 

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Know how to set-up and use the drone camera
  2. Learn flight maneuvers and techniques used in drone cinematography
  3. Be able to apply to several drone sourcing companies and get immediate work as a Drone Real Estate Photographer
  4. Know how to apply for drone jobs and set-up an online portfolio to promote drone work 

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Note: All non-credit courses must be completed with a “pass” credit. 

CSIS-070Drone Flight School0
CSIS-071Drone Cinematography0

Addendum Comment: 

Revised program, changes to include: removing CSIS 072 and adding CSIS 071.

Effective: Fall 2023 as of 10/2/2023.