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.

Program Details

  • 2 Year Program
  • 62 Total Credit Hours

Class Options

Related Certificates

  • FAA Remote Pilot Certificate

Career Outlook*

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

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.