Unmanned Aircraft Systems (AS Degree S0661)

Technology and Health Division

The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing area of unmanned aircraft systems, including piloting, mission planning, risk management, sensing operations, data collection and analysis, and other related skills. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 remote pilot operator certification is not required for graduation but it is desirable for career advancement. Through course work, simulation, and flight training students may achieve the FAA remote pilot operator certificate simultaneously with the A.S. degree.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
AERO 98Introduction to Aviation Careers1.5
AERO 100Primary Pilot Ground School4
AERO 102Aviation Weather3
AERO 104Federal Aviation Regulations3
AERO 160Unmanned Aircraft Systems Basic4
AERO 200Aviation Safety and Human Factors3
AERO 210Unmanned Aircraft Systems Advanced4
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
PHOT 50Drone Basic Still and Motion Camera Operator3
Recommended Electives
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Digital Capture Workflow
Total Units28.5

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