Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program prepares students for entry level positions in the UAS industry by providing foundational knowledge and skills in UAS mission planning, applications, maintenance, laws and regulations, and data management using UAS platforms. Program content includes an introduction to UAS flight, history, avionics, sensors, communications systems and selectable paths to various applications such as First Responders, Geospatial Information Systems, and Precision Agriculture. Students will prepare for and conduct unmanned flights similar to those commonly performed in the industry observing Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) regulations that govern the UAS industry.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of rules and regulations governing Unmanned Aerial Systems applications and operations in the National Airspace.
  • Demonstrate and execute tasks necessary to complete Unmanned Aerial Systems operations. This includes decision-making, data collections, mission planning, pre-flight and post flight briefing, navigating, crew resource management, command and control, and recovery of the Unmanned Aerial System.
  • Plan and execute mission strategies in regards to First Responder applications, Precision Agriculture and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Career Opportunities

The Sinclair UAS degree will produce graduates who will serve the immediate Dayton area, as well as the region south to Cincinnati and west to the Indiana border and beyond. Graduates of a UAS Program from Sinclair Community College will contribute to filling the current and growing need within the state of Ohio for all UAS related applications such as GIS, First Responders and Precision Agriculture.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


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 1119 Aviation Meteorology 2
AVT 1246 Air Traffic Control Communications 1
AVT 2150 Crew Resource Management for UAS 1
AVT 2151 UAS Operations 3
AVT 2240 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AVT 2279 Unmanned Aerial Systems Project 3
AVT 2280 Introduction to UAS Maintenance 2
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EET 1120 Introduction to DC & AC Circuits 2
EET 1121 UAS Remote Sensing & Analysis 1
EET 1158 Aerospace Spatial Visualization 2
EET 2221 UAS Sensors & Systems 4
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1470 College Algebra 3
MAT 1570 Trigonometry 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
(AVT 1108 AND CJS 1101 AND CJS 1155 AND EMS 1100 OR AVT 1114 AND CAT 1501 AND GEO 1107 OR AVT 1112 AND AVT 2298) 9
(AVT 2700 OR Unmanned Aerial Systems Elective) 2
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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.