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Course Series in
Drone/UAV Ground School

This program prepares students for Transport Canada’s Pilot Knowledge Requirements and Special Drone/UAV Flight Operation Permit. Students complete the Special Flight Operation Permit Certificate (SFOC) application and learn Transport Canada compliant operations, drone/UAV technologies, best practices, risk and crisis management, drone equipment maintenance and repairs, flight planning, remote sensing applications, and standard operation procedures and post-flight image/video processing. Topics include air law, navigation, meteorology, aeronautics, and radiotelephony.

This comprehensive program trains students to have a drone/UAV enterprise and/or career in Canada.

During the program, Canadian UAV/drone industry leaders are invited as guest speakers to share their valuable expertise with students and provide networking opportunities.

For more information, contact Alex Ferworn, Academic Coordinator, at

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses

CKCS 175   Computer Science:  Drone/UAV Pilot Ground School
CKCS 176   Computer Science:  Drone/UAV Operations
CKCS 177   Computer Science:  UAV Remote Sensing Apps

Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.

Drone/UAV Ground School Fast Track

This spring, participants in the Drone/UAV Ground School Fast Track (CKCS 997) can complete all three courses in the program and access specialized material and individualized instructor support.