Smart Farming I


The Smart Farming Career studies I is designed to improve the regions agriculture productivity by introducing agricultural producers to IoT technologies, such as drones and remote sensors, and by training them to better understand the environmental factors that influence plant growth and soil fertility.

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operations 
  • Identify requirements for small UAS registration, markings, and condition 
  • Explain the United States airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  • Identify procedures for requesting a waiver for eligible requirements in sUAS
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
  • Explain small unmanned aircraft loading
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Define and apply crew resource management 
  • Understand radio communication procedures
  • Determine the performance of small unmanned aircraft
  • Explain the FAA aeromedical factors
  • Define and apply aeronautical decision making and judgment 
  • Explain airport operations 
  • Demonstrate the ability to self-certify themselves and others as sUAS pilot and crew members 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to record and report required FAA documents pertinent to accidents, maintenance, flight paths, and other situations as required
  • List the elements that make up small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and discuss the functionality of each 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems design and payloads
  • Perform basic maintenance on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems 
  • Design strategies and risk assessments for sUAS missions 
  • Identify and enumerate factors that affect flight plans/missions
  • Plan and perform manual and autonomous flights of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of sUAS products and sensors
  • Plan and carry out sUAS data processing workflows 
  • Select the proper sUAS-based Geospatial Mapping System for a particular mission 
  • Choose an appropriate geospatial application for sUAS data processing 
  • Use software to create mapping products such as orthomosaics and digital elevation models
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of sUAS safety, cyber-security and privacy issues
  • Obtain a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification

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