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Drone Surveillance Microcredential

The Drone Surveillance microcredential provides knowledge needed in job duties where drone usage is required. This microcredential is great for students enrolled in 4-year programs at SUNY Canton and/or individuals employed by military police and sworn law enforcement. The credential can be earned by completing the 1 required course and 24 hours of non-credit drone and forensic map training.

  • The non-credit training addresses specific skills associated with drone operation and 2D/3D crime mapping prior to enrollment in JUST 402 where specific skills aligned with the SLOs addressing crime mapping using multiple software systems, including tactical surveillance, and orthomosaic mapping are covered.
  • Non-credit Training will include FAA regulations (Part 107), sectional charts, weather basics, TAF, flying basics, preprogrammed flights for 2D and 3D mock crime scenes, and Precision mapping to include CAD import.

Required Courses

JUST 402 GIS: Crime Mapping 3

Required Training

Non-credit drone and forensic mapping training (24 hours)


  • Current students
  • Outside professionals (sworn law enforcement, military police)


  • Face to face

Time to Complete

  • Months
  • 3 credit hours
  • 24 hours of non-credit drone training


  • Crime analysis
  • Drone flying
  • SARA model
  • Spatial analysis

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