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Construction & Drone Operation

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National Electrical Code and Calculations: Part II

Learn and review the specialty area of articles in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Division 70 (National Electric Code®), including general definitions as a refresher from Part I. The text will cover hazardous locations, health care facilities, mobile home parks, manufactured wiring, swimming pools, electric welders and fire pumps along with special occupancies. Calculations are part of the NEC; basic calculations on trailer parks, welders, x-ray units and short circuit current will be reviewed and discussed. Textbook information available on registration page. Prerequisite: National Electrical Code and Calculations: Part I.
ELEC-705 | 14 sessions | $192 AGE 60+ | $299 REG
P01 Tu 6-9 p.m. | Michael Smith
Jan. 26-May 4 | Online
NOTE: No class March 16.


Introduction to Drones

Learn the basics of the drone industry, including the operation, history and manufacture of drones. You’ll explore the current uses of these robotic vehicles in law enforcement, agriculture, aerial photography and more! Discussion will also include an overview of current and possible future Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements to build and regulations to fly drones.
ENGR-706 | 1 session | $25 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P02 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Rory Paul
April 3 | MC-SO, 108

Commercial Drones: FAA Part 107 Test Prep

Prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to operate a drone! The new FAA Part 107 regulation now requires operators of commercial for-hire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to obtain a Remote Pilot Certification with a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) rating, or to be under direct supervision of a person who holds certification. With guidance from a former airline pilot and current drone instructor, you’ll review material to prepare for the FAA test. You’ll learn about the new FAA regulation, airspace classifications, flight restrictions, aeronautical chart study, airport operations, radio communication, weather, human factors and more. Sample test questions will also be reviewed. Textbook information available on registration page. One hour lunch on your own. Registration/withdrawal deadline: April 9.
ENGR-706 | 2 sessions | $159 AGE 60+ | $249 REG
P01 Sa 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Jack Beetz
April 17-24 | FV-CWI, 136


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