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  • Courses

    Available for Registration

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    MECH-1109 Transport Canada Operation Compliance 2.5
    As with any aviation pilot related certification, Ground School is where you start and the MECH 1109 UAV Pilot Ground School course provides you with the aviation theory and knowledge required by Transport Canada (Ref. TP 15263) for pilots of small UAV systems (25kg or less) operating within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) for commercial use. This course covers the eight areas of required aviation knowledge: . Aircraft Structures . Theory of Flight . Radio Communications . Airmanship . Air Law and Human Factors . Meteorology . Air Navigation . Aero Engines The course was designed from the start to exceed Transport Canada's current UAV Operator certification requirements for Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations and meet the more stringent requirements being developed for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.
    MECH-1110 Maintenance & Payload Management 2
    This course provides students theoretical and practical experience constructing, maintaining and repairing small (25kg or less) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems (UAVs).
    MECH-1112 Avionics & Remote Sensing 4
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of avionics and state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies, their theory and practice. Specific attention is paid to technical specifications of industry-used in-field small (25kg or less) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAVs).
    MECH-1111 Special Projects: Industry Applications 2
    This course is in compliance with TP 15263 (Transport Canada Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems UAV 25kg or less, Operating within Visual Line of Sight). This course provides students theoretical and practical experience planning, conducting, monitoring, and reporting on industry-specific purpose-designed UAV sorties with a focus on applied research and data capture in professional contexts. In-field and self-directed learning is supported with team-based real-world industry missions facilitated by the College.
    Take 2 fo the following Courses:
    METH-1039 METH-3026 PHOT-1062
    PHOT-3022 PFLP-3016 SRTY-1009
    METH-1039 Geographical Information Systems 1 4
    This introductory GIS course will cover basic GIS theory and concepts in the lecture portion and provide an introduction to ArcGIS software in the lab portion. A series of lab assignments will cover data views, tables, map layouts, spatial data creation, cartographic elements, labeling, and legends using the ArcGIS software. In the lecture portion the structure of ArcGIS, data acquisition, processing, storage, display and analysis, and the application of GIS to Urban and Rural planning will be covered.
    METH-3026 Remote Sensing & Image Processing 2.5
    Digital processing is applied to remotely sensed images obtained from UAVs, aircraft and satellites. From the processes applied, precise digital terrain models, orthophotos, stereoscopic (3D) models, point cloud classified models and maps of land use/cover are created. The resulting data is amalgamated into 3D infrastructure software.
    PHOT-1062 Practical Photography 1 2.5
    This course is a practical introduction to small format digital camera techniques and colour and B/W printmaking. The emphasis will be on learning different camera settings to control exposure and image quality. Intended to complement Photo 1064 Photo Science and Theory 1, this is a project course whereby students demonstrate practical camera skills, knowledge and photographic competency by submitting regularly scheduled photographic assignments. Students will also have the option of producing a first semester portfolio. Most of the work will incorporate digital workflow and image editing software, using laptop computers, and inkjet printers, external hard drives, servers and other peripheral devices.
    PHOT-3022 Videography for Photographers 2.5
    Students will be introduced to DSLR video practices through demonstrations, assignments, and participation in class group work. Students will learn camera settings, lighting, audio recording techniques, and movements specific to video capture. This course will also introduce students to video editing software required to produce professional quality videos.
    PFLP-3016 Public Safety in the 21st Century 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of and insight into the political, social, and front-line application of the four pillars of Public Safety in Canada: National Security, Border Strategies, Countering Crime, and Emergency Management. The topics of public management, bureaucracy, changing demographics, strategic planning, hazard, risk, vulnerability, CPTED and situational crime prevention, terrorism, geographical information systems (GIS) and crime mapping, biometrics and identity and access management (IAM), protecting the built environment, designing safe communities and neighbourhoods, and creating safe and secure environments for schools and colleges will also be addressed.
    SRTY-1009 Emergency Management-Intro 3
    This course provides an introduction to basic concepts of emergency management and, more specifically, the Incident Management System (IMS). The students will learn about the key provisions of the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act as well as understand and apply the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment principles. This introductory course will also provide the student with a solid foundation of emergency management concepts, principles, and operational knowledge in a classroom and scenario setting, and will mirror the Province of Ontario's Incident Management System (IMS) for Ontario (Doctrine). Emergency Management - Intro will supply the student with the required basic knowledge that will allow them to recognize, categorize and develop plans in emergency incidents.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 4 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program