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.
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