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Courses High School Online Aerospace

Introduction to Careers in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (HAV1001B)

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry is undergoing explosive growth and will remain one of the most viable and lucrative potential career fields in the world for years to come. Students of high school age or older have been given a unique opportunity by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to explore and pursue career interests in this field. The FAA now permits anyone age 16 and older to test for a Remote Pilot Certificate. Obtaining this certificate is the first step towards building a successful career in the UAS industry. This course provides basic foundational information to students interested in learning about the UAS industry and provides an introduction to potential career paths in the industry. The course is self-paced but designed to be completed in 20 weeks. This course will position students for continuing coursework in preparation for the FAA Part 107 certification exam, which is the exam that is required to obtain the Remote Pilot Certificate.


This course is open to students grades 9-12 and adults interested in learning more about career opportunities, business landscape, safety requirements and FAA certification within the unmanned aviation industry. Students grades 9-12 may receive high school credit for completing the course.

Optional Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

Students and/or schools, optionally, may want to purchase the RealFlight drone simulator, version 7.5 or 8.0, to enhance understanding of course content and personal skill development. This particular simulator retails for about $180.00. It is strongly recommended that students master flight skills in a quality simulator before attempting to fly an actual drone, just as professional UAS pilots do.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

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