Skip to Content

2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) (Full-time)

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Important message signified by
Hours
 

Description: Foundations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including history, elemental systems including payloads, data links, ground support equipment, classes of UAS, categories, applications, mission planning and control, and launch/recovery systems.

Description: This course reviews the current legal considerations of unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations, provides an outlook on future considerations, and informs students on existing and trending UAS related standards and regulations.

Description: Prepares students with the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot knowledge exam. Topics include pilot training, aircraft systems, aerodynamic principles, safety of flight, air traffic control procedures, weather theory, weather hazards and conditions, federal aviation regulations, aircraft performance, weight and balance principles and navigation procedures.

Notes: Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Provides students with an introduction to the principles and concepts of crew resource management (CRM) through interactive discussion and scenario based analysis as it relates to UAS operations and the challenge of optimizing the human/machine interface and accompanying flight operations. Discussion and scenario based activities include CRM markers, principles and concepts of CRM, team building, information transfer, problem solving, risk management and decision making, communications process, conflict resolution and maintaining situational awareness when dealing with UAS automated systems.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities; systems of linear and nonlinear equations; matrices; and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0200 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1470 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0470, College Algebra Booster.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: The application of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for commercial and civil purposes requires an understanding of contemporary technical, legal and regulatory issues. This course provides the foundational knowledge to take the FAA-mandated Part 107 Remote Pilot exam to operate as a commercial UAS pilot.

Description: Prepares students with the knowledge necessary to comprehend the fundamentals of meteorology, analyze weather factors, hazards and in-flight weather conditions and weather conditions as they relate to aircraft and flight performance using aviation meteorology charts and internet weather resources.

Description: Overview of the history of air traffic control, air traffic control tower procedures, radar systems, radar separation, radio communications and techniques, flight plan clearances, traffic management and emergency procedures and priority handling.

Description:

This course consists of lecture, simulator instruction and flight operation demonstration specific to an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Lecture will cover topics in UAS: aerodynamic theory, operations theories and techniques, platform categories, sensors and payloads, technical documents and processes of automation. Students will observe and participate in flight operations on various UAS platforms. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: AVT 1101 and AVT 1104 and AVT 1110 and AVT 2150

Description: Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, identities, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, conic sections, sequences, and series. Two classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and Other (with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Introduction to direct and alternating current (DC/AC) circuits, power, three phase and test equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Description: This course introduces the foundations of remote sensing and data analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of the characteristics of various sensors and remote sensing applications applicable to civil unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations. Emphasis is placed on data acquisition and processing.

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Basic economic principles with macro sequence. Interrelationship of households, business and government with an examination of Keynesian theory, fiscal policy and monetary policy. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0050 or MAT 1120

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

 

Term hours subtotal:

7

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: This course will concentrate on the repair of the components of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Students will develop knowledge in operator maintenance, composites, fuel systems, communication and instrumentation systems, rigging and assembly, and trouble shooting of UAS and their respective components. This course prepares students with the knowledge to determine and identify the technical problems associated with UAS. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: EET 1120

Description: This course provides a basic overview of remote sensing, highlights the need for space astronomy, describes the composition of the space environment, principles of black/white and color photography, highlights the importance and different aspects of aerial photography and videography, aerial ground control and land mapping, visual image interpretation, thermal radiation principles associated with thermal sensing, remote sensing history from space as well as the U.S. Landsat program operations and contribution, digital image processing and classification, and microwave sensing principles and applications. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580

Description:

Crop growth and development, pesticide safety and application, properties of the soil, and conservation practices of Ohio’s row crops are all covered in detail in this engaging curriculum dealing with the form and function of the crops that shape agriculture in Ohio, and the practices that we as agriculturalists take daily to keep them healthy and pertinent in society.

Notes: Fall Only - Precision Agriculture Elective

Description: This class is an overview of the Agriculture Industry. Guest lecture presentations, field trips, career research, and industry personnel interviews provide students with real-world examples of the skills and abilities necessary to compete in the world of Agriculture Science.

Notes: Precision Agriculture Elective

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description:

This course describes the current state of Unmanned Aerial Systems and related technologies as they may be applied to precision agriculture. Students will determine the commercial viability of Unmanned Aerial System applications in precision agriculture and will review current regulatory and operational considerations for their use. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Precision Agriculture Elective

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Provides pilots and other aviation professionals with an in-depth knowledge of human performance capabilities and limitations and their relationship with aircraft systems operation. Automation and human errors, fatigue, diet, motivation and learning, training principles, human sensory capabilities and limitations, supervisory control and Crew Resource Management (CRM) are among the topics this course will address.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: Course will provide students a foundational understanding encompassing all elements of an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Students will be provided the knowledge and necessary skill set to support UAS application. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: EET 1120 and EET 1121

Description: Supervised work experience related to the students' major or career program to develop new skills and professional work experience which will enhance marketability and networking. Note: UAS students should have their FAA Part 107 certificate prior to enrolling in this course.

Notes: AVT 2700 Aviation Internship (see AVT Department) OR any other unused Unmanned Aerial Systems Elective (see Academic Advising for options)

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Demonstration of command and control simulations of unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations, including mission planning, decision making, data management, avionics, sensors, communications, and situational awareness during UAS operations. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Introductory course on the basic principles of agricultural economics. Principles of supply and demand, resource economics, production optimization, price elasticity, market price determination, competitive versus noncompetitive market models, and agricultural public policy. These principles are applied to agriculture and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economies.

Notes: Spring Only - Precision Agriculture Elective

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Third Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in prerequisite unmanned aerial system (UAS) courses to develop an understanding of advanced UAS operations. The course includes knowledge relating to proper implementation of safety risk mitigation, crew resource management, procedures, mission planning, and data management to enable successful execution of fixed-wing and vertical-takeoff-and-landing operations.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2151 and AVT 2280 and Restricted to Majors and Other (Possession of FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate required.)

Corequisites: AVT 3152

Description: This is a companion course to AVT 3151 in which students will gain advanced hands-on training with a variety of UAS vehicles via a lab format. This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in prerequisite unmanned aerial system (UAS) courses to develop an understanding of advanced UAS operations. The course includes proper implementation of safety risk mitigation, crew resource management, procedures, mission planning, and data management to enable successful execution of fixed-wing and vertical-takeoff-and-landing operations. Four lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2151 and AVT 2280 and Restricted to Majors and Other (Possession of FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate required.)

Corequisites: AVT 3151

Description: Introduces the foundations of electro-optical and infrared data analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of the characteristics of electro-optical and infrared sensors, data, and remote sensing applications applicable to civil unmanned aerial system operations. Emphasis is placed on data processing. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: Other (Competency-Based Education (CBE) prerequisite training and approval to register if offered in the CBE format.)

Description: Introduces the foundations of multispectral and hyperspectral data analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of the characteristics of multispectral and hyperspectral sensors, data, and remote sensing applications applicable to civil unmanned aerial system operations. Emphasis is placed on data processing. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: Other (Competency-Based Education (CBE) prerequisite training and approval to register if offered in the CBE format.)

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel course in oscillations, waves, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: PHY 1141

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Notes: Choose ANY Additional OT36 course. View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (Third Year)
Important message signified by
Hours
 

Description: The application of unmanned aerial system (UAS) for commercial and civil purpose requires an understanding of contemporary technical, legal and regulatory issues. This course builds on a foundational knowledge obtained in prerequisite courses by developing an expanded view of application specific guidance augmented by case studies and scenarios.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 1101 and AVT 1104

Description:

Understanding of cognitive and interpersonal skills and mental processes used by the flight crew. Topics include situational awareness, planning, decision-making, workload management, adaptability, teamwork, communications, and advanced aircraft automation integration, constituting the traditional crew resource management markers.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2240

Description:

The capability of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to support airborne cargo delivery and inventory control and continues to be advanced. This course reviews current and future applications, technologies, regulations, processes, and other considerations related to UAS logistical support with focuses on aerial cargo delivery, inventory, distribution system support.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2151 and AVT 2280

Description:

Examines how the human senses transform stimulus patterns of physical energy into the neural codes that become our perceptions of the world. Vision, audition, smell, taste, touch, balance, and phenomena common to all sensory modalities, such as feature enhancement, inhibition, adaptation, and stages of neural coding will be studied. This course will provide a basis for the understanding of these perceptual capabilities as components in Artificial Intelligence in aviation/aerospace systems.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2240

Description: Introduces the foundations of synthetic aperture radar and light detection and ranging data analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of the characteristics of synthetic aperture radar and light detection and ranging sensors, data, and remote sensing applications applicable to civil unmanned aerial system operations. Emphasis is placed on data processing. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: Other (Competency-Based Education (CBE) prerequisite training and approval to register if offered in the CBE format.)

Description: Introduces the foundations of acoustic and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives data analysis. Students will acquire knowledge of the characteristics of acoustic and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives sensors, data, and remote sensing applications applicable to civil unmanned aerial system operations. Emphasis is placed on data processing.

Prerequisites: Other (Competency-Based Education (CBE) prerequisite training and approval to register if offered in the CBE format.)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Fall Semester (Fourth Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to the main foundational concepts and techniques used in Artificial Intelligence (AI); including decision making, planning, machine learning, and perception. Includes a range of real-world applications in which AI is currently used in aeronautical and aerospace systems.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: MAT 1470 and MAT 1570

Description:

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) applications have resulted in an array of designs. This course reviews considerations that influence UAS design and includes an analysis of applications and requirements to inform the development of a proposed preliminary UAS design proposal. Includes aerodynamic, structural and sensor design considerations. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2151 and AVT 2280 and PHY 1142

Description:

The field of human-autonomy teaming (HAT) is fast becoming a significant area of research, especially in aviation. The basic objective is to create natural and effective interactions between people and machines. HAT is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together methodologies and techniques from robotics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neuroergonomics, education, and other fields. The topics covered will include technologies that enable human-machine interactions, the psychology of interaction between people and machines, how to design and conduct HAT studies, and real-world applications such as assistive machines.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 3300 and AVT 3400

Description: Explores the nature and content of the humanities by examining and analyzing various cultures from the past. In addition, this course provides an introduction to human thought, creativity and human forms of expression by examining the links between historical realities and human culture.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - Choose any OT36 Course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Description: This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - Choose any OT36 course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (Fourth Year)
Important message signified by
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description:

This course provides a senior capstone project experience. Areas of focus that may be incorporated into the student designed project include but are not limited to entrepreneurial business plan development, application focused UAS flight operations, data analytics, and system and component design, prototyping, and testing. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: AVT 3500 and Approval of Department

Description:

This course provides an in-depth exploration of UAS mission planning for a variety of commercial and civil applications. Includes a review of considerations, resources, and tools that will be used to create UAS flight plans that meet mission requirements while maintaining safety, following regulations, and considering commercial viability. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 3151 and Approval of Department

Description:

This course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in previous UAS maintenance courses. Topics include safety procedures, operator and depot level maintenance procedures, composite repair, fuel systems, data link and instrumentation systems, rigging and assembly, reliability testing and trouble shooting of UAS and their respective components. One classroom, four lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: AVT 2280

Description: This course provides a senior supervised work experience related to aviation and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) major and career focuses. Students will apply knowledge and skills while gaining professional work experience, which will enhance marketability and networking. Note: Students should have their FAA Part 107 certificate prior to enrolling in this course.

Prerequisites: AVT 2700 and AVT 3300 and Approval of Department

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Social & Behavioral Science Elective - Choose any OT36 course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Arts & Humanities Elective - Choose any OT36 Course (must be from 2 different subjects). View all options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

18

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.