Learn to fly a drone


Snapshot Companies are utilizing UAVs (drones) for professional services in industries like cinematography and film, real estate, construction, surveying and mapping, agriculture, industrial inspections, utility inspections and much more.

Public Safety Drones are becoming an essential life-saving tool for public safety - police, fire, and EMS departments.

Register today! Classes fill quickly!

  1. Download the Continuing Education Enrollment Form 
  2. Email the completed form to mozhgan.amini@hccs.edu

Additional Information

In 8 weeks, you'll be able to:

  • Understand unmanned aircraft terms
  • Learn to comply with federal regulations
  • Become qualified to obtain federal certification
  • Integrate your drone safety into the airspace



  • Airspace classification
  • Operating requirements
  • Flight restrictions
  • Weather's effect on drone performance
  • Drone loading
  • Emergency procedures
  • Radio communication procedures
  • Physiological factors
  • Aeronautical decision-making
  • Airport operations and antenna towers


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the terms UAS, UAV, RPV and Drone
  • Comply with the provisions of 14 CFR Parts 48 and 107
  • Follow the Small UAS registration regulations
  • Be ready to obtain a Remote PIC certificate with a Small UAS rating
  • Integrate your drone safely into the airspace
  • Distinguish between hobby and commercial operations
  • Know Before You Fly.



16 years of age or greater

  • A US citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • In a physical and mental condition that would not interfere with safe UAS operation
  • No prior drone experience required




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Samir Saber

Continuing Education IT

5601 West Loop South , Houston, TX 77081