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2020-2021 Catalog 
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Applied UAS Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Applied UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Technologies A.A.S. program is a workforce education program designed to prepare students for a career as a drone technician or GIS technician.  The program includes courses covering UAS operations and UAS and small pilot flight planning.  The program prepares students for the FAA part 107 license; the passage of the exam is not guaranteed.  Students will be able to plan a data-gathering project, collect reliable data, manipulate data, and publish professional maps using these data.  Data processing using GIS software is a focus of the program.

Students may obtain a variety of jobs upon completion of the program including Drone Technicians, Remote Sensing Technicians, Photogrammestrists, GIS Analysts for local government, and Data Entry Clerks.

Program Outcomes

  • Have the skills necessary to obtain employment as a drone operator, GIS analyst, photogrammetric or remote sensing technician.
  • Operate UAS equipment and prepare small pilot flight plans. 
  • Interpret FAA part 107 legislation to prepare for remote pilot certification.
  • Analyze collected data and publish aerial data as a professional deliverable.
  • Implement GIS Software in data processing applications.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Applied UAS Technologies

General Education Core 16
Applied UAS Technologies Core 35
Restricted Electives 9
Total Credit Hours Required  60

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