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Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Design, Application and Operation Certificate

15 Credits
  • Learn to solve technical problems by applying principals of engineering, mathematics and science
  • Demonstrate an ability to design, test and conduct hands-on projects that are current with today’s UAS industries
  • Apply creativity in the design of UAS systems, components and processes

ENGINEERING PROGRAMS DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE

Students pursuing this certificate program will learn about design, construction, application, operation and system integration for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). In this certificate program, students will take courses such as introduction to UAV, the rapid prototyping of drones and applications for land surveying. Students will also gain hands-on experience in designing, constructing and operating a UABV for a specific application with consideration of payload types, communication and control systems. Also, through both the drone law and remote pilot courses, students will learn about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s new part 107 regulation, which will help prepare them for the required aeronautical knowledge test. At the end of this program, students will have a strong foundation in UAS design, construction, application and operation.

This certificate program will include hands-on skills to help students achieve success in their career paths as versatile engineers and technicians. Graduates of this certificate program will be able to obtain positions that require UAS design, manufacturing, application and operations knowledge and skills that are current with today’s industry trends.

99% of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed or continue their education within one year.*
89% of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*
of Vaughn grads are employed in their field or continue their education within one year.*

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

In this certificate program, students will take courses such as introduction to UAV, the rapid prototyping of drones, and applications for land surveying. Students will gain hands-on experience in designing, constructing and operating a UAV for a specific application with consideration of payload types, communication and control systems. Also, through both the drone law and remote pilot courses, students will learn about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s new part 107 regulation and course to prepare them for the required aeronautical knowledge test to acquire the remote pilot construction, application and operation.

REQUIRED CLASSES
  • Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Drone Laws and Remote Pilot Certification
  • Introduction to Drone Aeronautics
  • Drone Applications Series: Land Surveying Using Drones
  • Drones Rapid Prototyping and System Integration

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*Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 304 graduates in 2019. 168 reported an outcome for a 55% response rate. The 2019 graduate class includes September 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 graduates.