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Arts Division
Degree S0449

This degree is designed for students who want to specialize as drone camera imaging operators for multiple career applications in commercial photography, cinematography, construction, surveying, inspection, and public safety.

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    • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

      Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 27-4011.00

      Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.43

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,534.48
      Annual Job Openings
      2,082

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  • Drone Camera Operator, AS

    Arts Division
    Degree S0449

    This degree is designed for students who want to specialize as drone camera imaging operators for multiple career applications in commercial photography, cinematography, construction, surveying, inspection, and public safety.

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AERO 160Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic4
    AERO 210Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced4
    PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
    PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
    PHOT 26Video for Photographers3
    PHOT 50Drone Basic Still and Motion Camera Operator3
    PHOT 51Drone Advanced Still and Motion Camera Operator3
    PHOT 55Drone Photogrammetry and Mapping3
    PHOT 56Drone Inspection and Thermal Imaging3
    Recommended Electives
    ANIM 130
    Introduction to 3D Modeling
    ANIM 172
    Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
    ARTC 272
    Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
    PHOT 9
    Digital Image Editing for Photographers
    PHOT 24
    Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers
    PHOT 28
    Photography Portfolio Development
    R-TV 04
    Broadcast News Field Reporting
    R-TV 06
    Broadcast Traffic Reporting
    R-TV 19A
    Beginning Video Production
    R-TV 19B
    Advanced Video Production
    R-TV 22
    Editing for Film and Television
    GEOG 10
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    ECT 87
    Fundamentals of Construction Inspection
    Total Units29

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