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Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations (AS)

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Admission Program of Study Code DRO3

State CIP Code 1615080102

The program will offer a core of courses that will develop an operational knowledge of UAS design, limitations, operations, and maintenance as well as proper aeronautical decision making.

The sixty-two (62) credit hour curriculum framework focuses instruction on the knowledge and skills required to meet the Airman Certification Standards published by the FAA to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. Intellectual knowledge focuses on the theory, practice, information security, regulatory requirements, and execution of commercial UAS operations. Aviation law and regulations, aviation meteorology, aerodynamics, national airspace structure, vehicle design and control, and human factor considerations are all components of the classroom delivery. UAS operational skills are developed and are refined through hands-on instruction for practical application.

General Education

Total General Education Credits Required: 18

Total Specialization Elective Credits Required: 13

Total Program Credits Required: 63

Suggested Two Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations (AS)

First Year
Fall Semester
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶  
  ATT 1100 - Private Pilot Ground School 3 Credit Hours  
  PHI 2600 - Introduction to Ethics 3 Credit Hours ❖ † ¶  
  ASC 1870 - Aviation Safety 3 Credit Hours  
ASC 2560C - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles & Systems 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
MAC 1105 - College Algebra 3 Credit Hours ♦  
ENC 2210 - Technical Report Writing 3 Credit Hours  
 ASC 1320 - Aviation Laws and Regulations 3 Credit Hours  
ASC 2564C - Unmanned Vehicle Security 3 Credit Hours  
PHY 1020 - Physical Science 3 Credit Hours ♦  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Second Year
Fall Semester
  POS 1041 - American Government 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶ Ω  
 SLS 2505 - Critical Thinking 3 Credit Hours  
ASC 2210 - Aviation Meteorology 3 Credit Hours  
ASC 2561C - Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations 4 Credit Hours  
ASC 2550 - Aerodynamics 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  16
Spring Semester
  ASC 2473 - Human Factors and Resource Management 3 Credit Hours  
ASC 2566C - Remote Pilot Operations 4 Credit Hours  
  ASC 2562C - UAS Operations and Cross Country Data Entry 3 Credit Hours  
  ASC 2563C - UAS Applications in Aerial Photography 4 Credit Hours   
MAN 2021 - Management 3 Credit Hours  
Total Semester Hours:  17
Total Program Hours:  63

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