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Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 31 - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2018

What is the program about?

The Unmanned Aerial Systems One Year Technical Certificate prepares students with the foundational knowledge and skills related to Unmanned Aerial System technology, tools, and applications needed to support industry as a pilot/operator, visual observer, ancillary ground crew member, or data analyst while following applicable laws, regulations, and standards governing operations in the National Airspace System. Students may choose one of the four specialization options including Precision Agriculture, First Responders, Geographic Information Systems, or Aerial Sensing Data Analysis.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and execute tasks necessary to complete Unmanned Aerial System operations. This includes decision making, data collection, data analysis, mission planning, pre-flight and post-flight briefings, navigation, command and control, and recovery of the Unmanned Aerial System. Students must demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of laws and regulations governing Unmanned Aerial Systems applicable to operations in the National Airspace System.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical or professional behavior by applying and demonstrating crew resource management skills to manage tasks and interact with people during Unmanned Aerial System operations.
  • Apply knowledge specific to specialization focuses including Precision Agriculture, First Responders, Geographic Information Systems, or Aerial Sensing Data Analysis and how to utilize Unmanned Aerial Systems effectively in civil and commercial applications. Identify, interpret and apply the basic components of remote sensing to capture data pertaining to Unmanned Aerial System applications. Demonstrate use of hardware and software for data acquisition and analysis purposes related to Unmanned Aerial System applications.

Career Opportunities

The rapid growth of the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry has created many new and expanded career opportunities for those pursuing a career in civil and commercial applications of the technology. Major opportunities exist in the areas of Precision Agriculture, First Responders, Geographic Information Systems, and Aerial Sensing Data Analysis. There is current and expanding industry demand for personnel with capabilities in Unmanned Aerial System operations, maintenance, data analysis.


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
(CAT 1501 AND AVT 1114 AND CAT 1501 AND GEO 1107 OR AVT 1112 AND AVT 2298 OR AVT 1108 AND CJS 1101 AND CJS 1155 AND EMS 1100EMS 1100 OR AVT 1120 AND AVT 1121 AND AVT 1122 AND AVT 1123 AND GEO 1107) 9 - 11
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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.