Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) One Year Technical Certificate prepares students with the foundational knowledge and skills involving Unmanned Aerial System technology, regulations and laws required by industry, necessary tools needed to work as Unmanned Aerial System (pilot/operator, observers, and ancillary ground crew member) while applying an understanding of the operational and safety regulations governing the National Airspace System. Students will choose one of the three options to specialize in one area: Precision Agriculture, First Responder Applications, or Geospatial Information Systems (GIS). Per Federal Aviation Administration these are going to be some of the first certified commercial applications and will have a critical impact on the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry. Other promising UAS applications are in construction, energy, mining, film and television.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and execute tasks necessary to complete Unmanned Aerial System operations. This includes decision making, data collections, mission planning, pre-flight and post flight briefing, navigating, command and control, and recovery of the Unmanned Aerial System. Students must demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of rules and regulations governing the Unmanned Aerial Systems applicable to operations in the National Airspace.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical or professional behavior by applying and demonstrate crew resource skills to manage tasks, and people during Unmanned Aerial System operations.
  • Apply knowledge of one of the three specific Unmanned Aerial Systems applications (First Responders, Geospatial Information Systems, and Precision Agriculture) and how the application relates to and is used in specific Unmanned Aerial System Operations in one of the three specific areas of study. Identify, interpret and apply the four basic components of remote sensing to measure and record data pertaining to Unmanned Aerial System Applications. Demonstrate use of hardware and software for data acquisition purposes related to Unmanned Aerial System applications.

Career Opportunities

With the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry expected to commercialize in the near future, industry has identified three commercial Unmanned Aerial System major areas of focus. These three specific applications are Precision Agriculture, Geospatial Information Systems and First Responder applications. Current industry demand for personnel in remote sensing, precision agriculture, maintenance applications, and a need for ancillary crew members as well as pilot/operators have been identified.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information


Course Title Credits
AVT 1101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems 2
AVT 1104 UAS Standards, Regulations & Law 1
AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 2150 Crew Resource Management for UAS 1
AVT 2151 UAS Operations 3
EET 1120 Introduction to DC & AC Circuits 2
EET 1121 UAS Remote Sensing & Analysis 1
EET 1158 Aerospace Spatial Visualization 2
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
AND CAT 1501 AND GEO 1107 OR AND AVT 2298 OR AND CJS 1101 AND CJS 1155 AND EMS 1100 9
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.