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Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Autonomous Systems UASAI.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 23 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Spring 2021

What is the program about?

This short-term certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Autonomous Systems, which is fully embedded within the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems, gives the student the in-depth knowledge they need to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions. The program and its curriculum focus on how complex inputs - such as vision, sensor data, robotics, and huge databases - can be used to make decisions or enhance human capabilities. The curriculum includes coursework in aviation technology, computer science, math and statistics, robotics, computational modeling, machine learning and symbolic computation. The program includes courses from the Aviation Technology, Computer Information Systems (CIS), and Mathematics Departments.

Program Outcomes

  • AI and how does it apply to aviation, aerospace, and aeronautics.
  • The Foundations, History, and State of the Art of AI.
  • Knowledge and Skills related to Intelligent Agents, Problem solving, Informed search methods, First-Order Logic and inference therein, Building a knowledge base, Logical Reasoning Systems Planning and Acting, Machine Learning, Robotics, HAT & HMT.

Career Opportunities

AI / ML Scientist and Engineers rank among the top emerging jobs, their roles have grown over 650% since 2012, job growth in the next decade is expected to outstrip growth during the previous decade, creating 11.5M jobs by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on the assets, capabilities, and resources focused on UAS / AVT technologies, the Dayton region and the State of Ohio are in a unique position to further secure their status as a destination of choice for this expertise. The region continues to transition from automotive/heavy manufacturing to high growth industries integral to UAS / AVT including sensors, robotics, advanced data analytics and management, and advanced materials and manufacturing. The Dayton Development Coalition and the State of Ohio are dedicating significant resources to support growth related to UAS / AVT. Building upon the leadership role that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is taking in UAS, coupled with Ohio's aviation heritage and strong aerospace industry, Sinclair's UAS program will continue to benefit the students, institution, and the region. And will further strengthen the regional capabilities related to UAS / AVT and advance their commercial integration at the local, state, and national levels.


The certificate will integrate with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in UAS /AVT and if approved it may be transferred and/or linked to the University of Dayton and Wright State University appropriate Graduate Certificate programs in AI, Autonomous Systems, Robotics, and or Machine Learning.


  • Competency-based education (CBE) prerequisite training and approval to register for courses will be required in the certificate when offered in the CBE (Flex) format


Students completing the STC in Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Autonomous Systems will have an AI/Machine Learning credential needed for current and future jobs in this rapidly expanding field.


Course Title Credits
AVT 2240 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AVT 3300 Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Aviation 3
AVT 3400 Human Sensation & Perception in Aviation 3
AVT 4215 Autonomous Systems in Aviation 3
AVT 4220 Human Autonomy Teaming in Aviation 3
CIS 2266 Python for Data Analytics 3
MAT 2215 Mathematics for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 5
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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.