Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This program prepares students to be a commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot (a UAS pilot is sometimes referred to as a drone pilot). Students develop skills in flight planning, programming, maintaining and piloting small UAS. Preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot Knowledge test is included. Students learn how to acquire and transmit data and participate in live flight training of UAS, both indoor and outdoor.

The program will also develop students' knowledge and understanding of UAS history, terminology, operational capabilities and limitations, and FAA Part 107 compliance and regulation. Key skills of emphasis include flight operation and maintenance, preflight procedures, and sectional chart reading.

  • Coursework aligned with UAS Operator License test.
  • Hands-On Flight, Indoor and Outdoor.

Aerial drone students hone skills in flight planning, programming, maintaining and piloting. Students take part in live-flight training and prepare for the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge test. In preparation to be commercial UAS pilots, students develop skills in flight planning, programming, maintaining and piloting small UAS and learn how to acquire and transmit data.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator
  • Agricultural UAS-Drone Operator
  • Videographer UAS-Drone Operator
  • Search and Rescue
  • Military and Law Enforcement
  • UAS-Drone Mechanic