2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Engineering Technology: Unmanned Systems-Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology, AAS


This degree is designed specifically for students who have a desire to work in unmanned aviation system (UAS) related careers. This degree provides students with classroom and laboratory experiences in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and aviation fundamentals, electronics, microprocessors, and programming.  The program will prepare students to enter the employment market as UAS Technicians. Program content includes an introduction to UAS flight, history, avionics, sensors, communications systems, and select paths to various applications such as Videography, Construction, RF Technology, Network Security, and First Responders. Students prepare for and conduct unmanned flights similar to those commonly performed in the industry. Students comply with FAA regulations that govern the UAS industry. Academic skills emphasizing related math, science and human relations are stressed to prepare students to meet the challenges common in the workplace.


CSN AAS Engineering Technology: Unmanned Systems-Unmanned Aviation Systems Technology Map  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Follow guidelines for safe operation and maintenance of unmanned aviation systems.
  2. Design and operate basic electro-mechanical systems and to use microprocessor-based programmable controller devices.
  3. Code systems within the scope of concentration area.
  4. Troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems using techniques for identification and correction of faults.
  5. Operate the UAS mounted digital video camera or various special sensors.
  6. Apply skills in mathematics, written and oral communication, and teamwork.

General Education Requirements


300-level and above courses cannot be used to satisfy GE requirements.

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

  • or   or above
  • REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits than the total listed on this degree.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)

Strongly Recommended: COM 115.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

Major Requirements


Grades of D+, D, and D- in the major requirements (occupational) area in an Associate of Applied Science degree program will not count toward graduation requirements.