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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Follow guidelines for safe operation and maintenance of unmanned aviation systems.
- Design and operate basic electro-mechanical systems and to use microprocessor-based programmable controller devices.
- Code systems within the scope of concentration area.
- Troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems using techniques for identification and correction of faults.
- Operate the UAS mounted digital video camera or various special sensors.
- Apply skills in mathematics, written and oral communication, and teamwork.
General Education Requirements (27 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
- ET 111B - Mathematics for Electronics Applications
- or MATH 127 - Precalculus II 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 then 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.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (8 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM course prefix
- or any ANTH course prefix (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART course prefix
- or any COM course prefix
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON course prefix
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST course prefix
- or any MUS course prefix (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL course prefix
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC course prefix
- or any PSY course prefix
- or any SOC course prefix
- or any THTR course prefix (except 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (36 Credits)
Aviation Technology Requirements (7 Credits)
Electronic Engineering Technology Requirements (14 Credits)
Computing and Information Technology Requirements (9 Credits)
Digital Literacy Elective (0-3 Credits)