Remote/Drone Pilot Course



F107 Drone Certification: Remote Pilot Prep Course


Course Description & Objective:

Pine Technical & Community College is partnering with Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College to bring you the Remote Pilot Prep course. This course will prepare students to earn the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificare for commercial drone operations. This course is designed to cover all the requirements and phases for drone flight operations, where safety and real-world applicability are at the core. The main objective is to prepare students to pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test, obtain a certificate with the FAA that can complement a degree, continuing or professional education, and provide opportunities in the workforce.

 Students will develop leardership skills, aeronautical knowledge and the ability to execute aeronautical decisino making into real-world flying missions. Adding a skill set to their careers and expanding employability opportunities in many industries with the emerging application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). 

Course Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize and employ the code of Federal Aviation Administraiton Rules and Regulations Part 107 and national airspace for safe drone operations. 
  2. Evaluate and comprehend VFR sectional charts and weather informaiton reports for mission based go/no-go decisions.
  3. Develop and implement effective leadership techniques and crew resource management skills as a Remote Pilot in Command.
  4. Identify emergency situations prior and during in-flight operations and application of emergency procedures. 
  5. Apply aeronautical knowledge for safe real-world drone operations and testing scenarios to pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test. 

Assessment Overview & Plan: 

Multiple measures of assessment take place allowing students to have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning in more than one way. The video instruction, quizzes, practice tests and final paper are designed to help students gain true understanding of the concepts, avoiding rote-memorization, and developing the skill of translating aeronautical concepts into real-life impact. This assessment overview provides a grading guide of what weightings can be applied to the different assessment elements or course components. 

Different assessments will be used within the course for students to meet and demonstrate the learning objectives for the class. 

Required Assessments: Video instruction, Quizzes, Final Exam

Recommended Assessments: Practice Testions, Optional Acitivities

1. Video Instruction

The content of the course is categorized into nine lessons, and each lesson consists of a series of multiple videos. Each week students must view all videos from the corresponding lesson as related to the week's content and schedule. Students will have the opportunity to watch the videos from each lesson as many times as desired. It is mandatory and crucial to view all videos from each lesson in order to meet the objective for the course. 

2. Quizzes

This course holds one quiz for each lesson. The quizzes will include questions from content indicated and explained in the videos for each week. A calculator and the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplment (AKTS) may be required to take the quizzes. 

3. Pre-Final Practice Test

Upon completion of all nine lessons and the course review, students will have the opportunity to take a Pre-Final Practice Test simulating the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test and the final exam. The Pre-Final exam is scheduled the week before the final exam to provide students the opportunity to reflect on the learning improvements. A calculator and the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplment (AKTS) are required to take the Pre-Final Practice Test. 

4. Final Exam

The final exam will follow the FAA test standards of 60 multiple-choice questions to be completed in less than 120 minutes. Per FAA standard, the minimum passing score is 70%, which is a maximum of 18 questions wrong or a mimimum of 42 questions right. A calculator and the Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement (AKTS) are required to take the final exam. 

5. Final Paper - Optional

The purpose of the final paper is for students to demonstrate reflection on learning improvements from the questions answered incorrectly during the final exam, if any, and its application into real-world scenarios for safe drone operations. Students will have the opportunity to go    back and watch the video on a particular topic again. This learning reflection will assist students on identifying opportuniites for learing improvement, better prepare students to pass the FAA Part 107 Knowledge Test, and managing real-life stiuations for safe drone operations. 

 Required Material:

1. Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot and Private Pilot. 

Students must download and save a PDF version of this testing supplement as it is used to reference during quizzes and exams throughout the course. It is recommented students get familiar with the figures and information applicable to remove pilot in this testing supplement. The AKTS can be found at 

2. Calculator

A basic calculator will be required to take the quizzes, midterm exam, pre final practice test and the final exam. 

Note: There is no text book for this class. 


The use of drones is exploding in many industries. Drones are used to help companies save money, improve safety and enhance efficiency in their operations.                 

Public Safety

  • Criminal Justice 
  • Military   
  • Law Enforcement
  • First Responders
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Insurance 


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  • Inspections
  • Construction 


  • Farming
  • Commercial Plantations
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  • Landscaping
  • Aquaculture
  • Livestock Ranching 

Engineering & Technology 

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Operations Management 

Computing & Programming  

  • Cybersecurity
  • LiDAR
  • Data Analytics
  • Computer Information Systems

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  • Journalism
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  • Live Sports Entertainment
  • Photography
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  • Videography 


Delivery & Fulfillment   

  • Humanitarian Aid
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 Course Dates: Online - anytime at your own pace! **Please note: Altough this course is self-paced, we strongly encourage students to complete the course within a 12 week timeframe. This provides the students plenty of time to complete the lessons and to keep the course material fresh in their minds**

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Refund Policy: A refund will be available for up to 14 days after the registration/payment as been received, provided the course has not been opened. A $25 processing fee will be assessed. Once the course is opened, there are no refunds. 

For more information contact: Dawn Sandberg at (320) 629-5184 or