Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations
Associate in Science
The program will offer a core of courses that will develop an operational knowledge of UAV design, limitations, operations, and maintenance. The College has also developed the following specialization:
The sixty two (62) credit hour curriculum framework focuses instruction on the knowledge and skills required to meet the Airman Certification Standards published by the FAA to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. Intellectual knowledge focuses on the theory, practice, information security, regulatory requirements and execution of commercial UAS operations. Aviation law and regulations, aviation meteorology, aerodynamics, national airspace structure, vehicle design and control and human factor considerations are all components of the classroom delivery. UAS operational skills are developed and are refined through hands on instruction for practical application.
- 2 Year Program
- 62 Total Credit Hours
- FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
Unmanned aerial vehicle operation is an up-and-coming career field with applications in a wide variety of industries, and its relative newness means a limited availability of statistics. Salary is often commensurate with the employee’s industry and experience, as well as certification level.
Average or Median Salary
- Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians – $60,360
- Commercial Pilots – $115,080
- Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film – $61,740
- Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists – $68,900
- Remote Sensing Technicians – $46,910