Certificate in Unmanned Aerial Systems Science and Applications

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    Gain Career Credentials in Unmanned Aerial Systems

    The Certificate in Unmanned Aerial Systems Science and Applications is designed to give you the knowledge, experience, and credentials you’ll need to enter this fast-growing sector of the job market or pursue research opportunities. 

    In this program, you’ll learn about the regulatory environment for UAS in the United States, the basics of UAS design and operation, aeronautics and flight theory, remote sensing and photogrammetric concepts, mission planning, UAS mission flight techniques, and processing techniques for data deliverables. You’ll also prepare to become certified as a Federal Aviation Administration part 107 remote pilot, operator, or ancillary ground crew member/observer.

    Our program goes beyond common drones to provide you with knowledge and technical skills that can open up new career opportunities. As new applications emerge for using UAS technology, our certificate program can give you a competitive edge.

    Courses for Certificate in UAS Science and Applications (12 Credits)

    Course Number Course Name Credits
    GEOG 316  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems or 425 Global Positioning Systems Concepts and Techniques  3cr
    GEOG 415  Introduction to Remote Sensing  3cr
    GEOG 460  Foundations of Unmanned Aerial Systems Science and Application  3cr
    GEOG 463  Unmanned Aerial Systems for Remote Sensing and Spatial Data Acquisition  3cr