Course Description


San Diego is a center for innovation and ROVs are becoming the technology of choice for overwater, underwater, aerospace, retail delivery and agriculture industries. Our new program will employ hands-on training using state-of-the-art technology. Upon course completion, you'll be ready to take the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Knowledge Test— the required exam you need to pass to get a Remote Pilot Certificate. Course includes: • Industrial safety • Electrical and specialty wiring • Programmable controllers • Machine design • PC base data acquisition and control • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) • Electrical and mechanical repair • Introduction to submersible robotics • Introduction to ROV/drone careers • ROV piloting • Introduction to drones (UAVs) • Drone piloting • FAA licensing requirements and regulations • FAA exam prep



“I sincerely appreciate the vote of confidence you all gave me by accepting me into this program. Without your generosity, there is no way I could have done this. I am thrilled at the challenges that were the fruit of this course. I will always remember the challenges and mistakes. They allowed me to actually love learning again and grow. Cohort 5 has opened up a new family for me. I shall always be grateful.”  Student from Cohort 5

“You are a valuable institution to this community and that you are thoughtful about those industries that are most current and will lead into the future. Keep doing what you do and continue to grow good leaders and neighbors.”  Student from Cohort 5

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series



Work Skills Application
Application must be completed and reviewed by MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute staff prior to acceptance into the program.  If you need assistance with the application, please CALL (760)757-2121 ext. 6528.
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Section Title
Unmanned Systems (ROV/Drone) Operator Technician Program w/FAA Licensing Test Prep
M, T, W, Th
3:00PM to 8:30PM
Jan 31, 2022 to Jun 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
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Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $3,000.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

The cost of this program has been cut in half by support from State funds!  Ask about additional scholarship or available student aid to assist with remainder of tuition costs.  GI Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available funding.

No class on 2/21 and 5/30.

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