RPAS (Drone) Certification Training and Flight Review

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Drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), are revolutionizing the way we work. From construction projects to aerial photography to emergency response activities – drones are an essential tool for image capture and data collection. If you fly a drone that weighs between 250 g to 25 kg, as of June 1, 2019, you are required to have a Basic or Advanced Operations RPAS Pilot certificate as per Transport Canada Legislation.

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Mohawk College offers training that will prepare students for the Transport Canada Basic and Advanced Operations online exams, as well as the Advanced Operations in-person Flight Review.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drone) Training and Certification courses include:

  • Ground School
  • Flight Training
  • Flight Review

Courses are delivered at the Mohawk College Fennell Campus.  New in Spring 2020 – Ground School is available online. In all courses, students receive both theory and practical instruction, led by expert instructors.

Custom and on-site delivery options are available.  Please email cetechnology [at] mohawkcollege.ca

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
AFTD10033 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Ground School Designed to meet and exceed Transport Canada’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Pilot Knowledge Requirements (TP 15263) this training covers the knowledge required to conduct advanced flight operations with small RPAS (drones) in Canada. Upon successful completion, students will be able to confidently challenge the online Transport Canada certification exams. 28 hours.
AFTD10034 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Flight Training Prepare students to undertake the Transport Canada flight review requirement for advanced operations in this practical course. Explore rudimentary aircraft attitudes and movements and then progress through exercises devoted to developing the necessary hand-eye coordination and situational awareness to manipulate these aircraft. Students will gain hands-on experience flying under-250g drones.  As drones under 250g are unregulated, students can bring their own under-250g drone or take turns using the Mohawk-provided drones. 6 hours.
AFTD10035 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Flight Review This mandatory assessment is required for candidates wishing to apply for their small RPAS endorsed for advanced operations pilot certificate. Work through skills documented in TP15395 while under the careful assessment of one of our approved flight reviewers. Note: In order to be admitted to this course, the candidate shall have successfully completed and passed the Transport Canada Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS)–Advanced Operations exam with an 80% or higher. Pre-work is also required and available in the MyCanvas course shell. Students must bring their own over 250g drone that has been properly registered with Transport Canada. 2 hours.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. 

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AFTD10033 Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) Ground School


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