Certificate of Achievement - Unmanned Aerial Systems Technician

The UAS Certificate program will enable the student to gain knowledge of how unmanned aircraft systems operate and prepare for a future in the aerospace industry.

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze the past, present, and future of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in civil aviation and explain how UAS can support a wide variety of civil applications.
  • Explain theories of operations for unmanned aerial systems components.
  • Use mathematical computations to develop and construct an unmanned aerial system.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Introduction to Group Communication
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Mathematics [3]
This requirement is satisfied by embedded curriculum in the following courses: ELM 110, MPT 110, AV 102
Certificate Requirements
AV 101Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems3
MT 100Fabricating Composites3
MT 109Small Engine Operation and Maintenance3
ELM 110Electrical/Electronic Circuits4
MPT 110Automated Production Concepts I3
CIT 114IT Essentials4
AV 102Unmanned Aerial System Construction Project4
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 1 3
Human Relations 1 3
AV 101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems 3
MT 100 Fabricating Composites 3
MT 109 Small Engine Operation and Maintenance 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ELM 110 Electrical/Electronic Circuits 4
MPT 110 Automated Production Concepts I 3
CIT 114 IT Essentials 4
AV 102 Unmanned Aerial System Construction Project 4
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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