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Drone Training for The Beginner
Through both classroom and outdoor flight training, students learn the basics of drone equipment and flight. Over the course of this eight-hour interactive and hands-on course, students will be introduced to:
1. The types of drones and their uses
2. FAA drone rules and regulations, and how to fly safely
3. Programming a drone
4. Flight basics: App settings, home points, failsafe settings, and intelligent navigation features
5. Emergency procedures
PRD 120 002
- Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Delaware Valley University
Students must provide their own drone.
Paul Caskey is the Vice President of Technology at Drone Imaging. His role is to manage the design and construction of custom unmanned aerial systems for a variety of applications and also manage all firmware design and backend image processing. Paul received a BSEE from Penn State University, with a concentration in microwave engineering. He has an entrepreneurial background and was the founder and president of Laser Vision, Inc. and then subsequently Omnivision Telecommunications, Inc. (OTI). After leaving OTI, Paul founded Enterprise Networks, an internet service company delivering wireless high speed internet to businesses in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
FAA UAV Part 107 Test Prep
This course teaches you the unmanned aerial vehicle concepts and topics required to pass the FAA Part 107 drone license written test. The two-day course, taught by an FAA licensed pilot, addresses:
- Applicable regulations
- Airspace classifications and requirements
- Aviation weather sources
- Unmanned aircraft loading
- Emergency procedures
- Crew resource management
- Radio communications
- Performance of UAVs
- Physiological factors
- Aeronautical decision making
- Airport operations
PRD 107 002
Students should have familiarity with UAVs and commercial operations.
- Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Delaware Valley University
FAA Remote Pilot Study Guide, Available online from FAA.gov.
Paul is the Co-Founder / VP Technology of AgVue Technologies.
Launch Your Retirement
This intermediate course prepares pre-retirees and early retirees for each of the critical life planning areas:
- Acquiring the life skills and perspectives required for retirement
- Negotiating the financial marketing hype to pre-retirees and retirees to protect their money
- Estimating retirement needs
- Finding sources of cash and income in pre-retirement and retirement
- Caring for their health in pre-retirement and retirement
- Understanding the critical components of estate planning for pre-retirees and retirees
Handouts are provided.
PRD 725 001
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7-9:15 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7-9:15 p.m.
Delaware Valley University
Living a Photographic Life and Creating a Photo Project
Photography is a wonderful hobby and can produce great art, but people are busy with everyday life things to do. The goal is to illustrate the many interesting things that can be done to learn about and enjoy photography beyond merely taking pictures so that it becomes an integral part of one’s life. Students will also expand their photographic horizons by producing a theme-based photographic project portfolio and essay, and constructive weekly reviews of student photographs will reinforce student development.
Students in this course will:
- Learn about and discover a range of activities that will enable them to photographically “keep their head in the game” for the long-term and live a photographic life, even if they cannot always be out and about making photographs
- Participate in a demonstration of camera equipment and a discussion of the film vs. digital differences
- Become more aware of the many photographic opportunities around them waiting to be discovered in their local surroundings and daily lives, if only they open their eyes to new possibilities
- Complete weekly photographic assignments designed to help them learn how to make more compelling images and to think in terms of producing a theme-based project (optional)
- Discover how writing can help to focus and reinforce their photography
- Produce a portfolio they will be proud of that contain photographs deserving of prime wall space (optional)
PRD 753 001
- Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Feldman 102
Students should bring a camera or have a smartphone with camera, and a notebook.
Meet Michael and see his work at michaelmarksphoto.com
Start Your Own Edible Garden
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. Not everyone has the same amount of time, space, or sunshine, so the first step to a great harvest is selecting the right crops. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard.
After that, you'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. Since healthy soil is the key to a great garden, you'll see how to identify problems in pH and drainage and fix them. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost!
Along the way, you'll delve into the variety of crops you can select: leafy greens, root vegetables, fruit, herbs, and more. Each type of crop has specific needs, so you'll get tips on starting seeds, transplanting, pruning, and using container gardens and support structures. In addition, you'll learn what to watch out for so you can spot pests and diseases before they destroy your bounty. And you'll take the guesswork out of watering your garden as you explore a variety of irrigation options.
Whether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest.
Katie Powell-Lee received a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a landscape designer for a range of projects from community parks in urban areas to wetland development. She has also been a professional gardener tending to spaces ranging from formal city gardens to sprawling estates with woodlands and meadows. In addition, Katie volunteers as a garden educator teaching edible gardening to children at an urban learning farm. Her work has been featured in many publications including Tactical Operations and the Informal Settlement and A View on Harvard GSD and has been exhibited at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.