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Drone technology is a relatively new field and in its infant stages.  There is literally nowhere to go but up!  If you are thinking about getting a drone or already have one and are not sure what to do with it, this course is for you. This class will cover:

  • Basic drone flying techniques
  • Basic drone operation safety tips
  • How to conduct a "pre-flight inspection"
  • How to determine if the conditions are safe to fly your drone
  • The difference between a "toy and a professional" drone
  • When your new drone needs to be registered with the FAA

Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone.  Participants should not bring their drones to class. 

Dates Location Days Times Cost Course Code
7/10/18 Kishwaukee College-Room A1221 T 9:00am-12pm $15 REC709 1001
7/17/18 Kishwaukee College-Room A1221 T 6:00pm-9:00pm $15 REC 709 1002
9/18/18 Kishwaukee College Room A1372 T 9:00am-12pm $15 REC 709 3001
9/25/18 Kishwaukee College Room B1403 T 6:00pm-9:00pm $15 REC 709 3002

 

Drones 102 - Advanced Class

So you bought an expensive drone and you aren’t sure what to do with it. This class will cover:

  • Is your new aircraft safe to fly?
  • Are the weather conditions safe to fly your drone?
  • What FAA rules apply to the area where you want to fly your drone?
  • What FAA rules apply to flying a drone professionally?
  • What additional privileges does a professional drone pilot have over a hobbyist? 

Some drone flying experience would be useful but not necessary for this course.  Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone.  Participants should not bring their drones to class. 

Dates Location Days Time Cost Course Code
7/12/18 Kishwaukee College-Room A1221 TH 9:00am-12:00pm $15 REC 709 1004
7/19/18 Kishwaukee College-Room A1221 TH 6:00pm-9:00pm $15 REC 709 1003
9/20/18 Kishwaukee College Room B1413 TH 9:00am-12pm $15 REC 709 3003
9/27/18 Kishwaukee College Room B1402 TH 6:00pm-9:00pm $15 REC 709 3004

 

Drones-FAA License

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that professional drone pilots hold an FAA part 107 license.  FAA part 107 license holders are required to pass a written exam prior to receiving the license.  This multi-session class will help you to prepare for the written exam.  Topics to be covered include small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) flight regulations, airspace & requirements, weather, loading & performance and operation.  A sample test will be administered at the end of class.

The instructor, Bob Myers, is a highly experienced, licensed drone pilot and owner of an aerial photography business.

Dates Location Days Times Cost Course Code
7/24/18-08/09/18 Kishwaukee College-B1412 T/Th 6:00pm-9:00pm $199 REC 709 1005
10/02/18-10/18/18 Kishwaukee College-B1412 T/TH 6:00pm-9:00pm $199 REC 709 3005

 

Fitness - Bodies in Motion

Students will enjoy the "fitness made fun" atmosphere while listening to music from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. The class includes chair exercises and activities that may improve eye, hand and foot coordination as well as balance, flexibility range of motion and energy. Must be at least age 60 to register for $25. The non-senior rate is $75. 

Dates Location Days Time Cost Course Code
9/11/18-10/18/18 Sycamore Public Library-Sycamore T/TH 11:15am-12:00pm $75 FIT 702 3001
9/11/18-10/18/18 Barb City Manor-DeKalb T/TH 2:00pm-2:45pm $75 FIT 702 3002

 

Fitness-Tai Chi with Tom

Tai Chi is practiced worldwide for health, wellness, relief of pain, and improved physical ability. Research shows the practice of Tai Chi also reduces the incidence of falling and improves practitioners' quality of life. This slow moving, easy to learn program is beneficial to adults with or without physical limitations. Tai Chi may be practiced standing or sitting and includes exercises that improve relaxation, breathing and blood flow. Must be at least age 60 to register for $25 rate. The non-senior rate is $49.

Dates Location Days Time Cost Course Code
9/11/18-10/18/18 Barb City Manor T/TH 11:00am-11:45am $49 MRT 702 3001
10/23/18-11/29/18 Barb City Manor T/TH 11:00am-11:45am $49 MRT 702 3002

 

Fitness - The Complete Workout

This class is for adults of all ages who want to get in shape and/or stay fit.  Classes will include stretching, strength training and cardio workouts.  Students will work at their own pace and will need to bring hand weights (3-5 pounds), an exercise mat and water.  Please bring a large exercise ball if you have one.  Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes.  Must be at least age 60 to register for $25. The non-senior rate is $75. 

Dates Location Days Time Cost Course Code
9/11/18-10/18/18 Family Service Agency-Club 55-DeKalb (Low Impact) T/TH 9:30a-10:15a $75 TBD
9/10/18-10/18/18 Waterman-Indian Creek Middle School M/TH 6:00p-6:45p $75 FIT 704 3001


 

Contact Information

To register call Tricia Hernandez at 815-825-9441. For general inquiries regarding class information, please email mgallagher1@kish.edu or call 815-825-9466.
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