Computer-Aided Technology - Unmanned Aerial Systems (Certificate)
Certificate of Mastery
Minimum of 18 credit hours
The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Certificate will equip students with the skillset required to operate aerial vehicles (drones) along with other types of unmanned vehicles. Students will receive hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field. Students will learn how to fly safely in the National Airspace while abiding by current regulations. The potential commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are endless, to include aerial photography and video, search and rescue, disaster response, digital mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing and many others.
- Course Sequence
Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd Suggested Freshman 1st Semester CAT 1113 Unmanned Vehicle Systems 3 Major CAT 1133 Airspace and Regulations 3 Major CAT UAS SUPP ELEC Unmanned Aerial Systems Support Electives 3 Support Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester CAT 1123 UVS Operations 3 Major CAT UAS SUPP ELEC Unmanned Aerial Systems Support Electives 6 Support
- Course Grouping
Major Courses: (18 credit hours)
Computer-Aided Technology: CAT 1113, CAT 1123, CAT 1133
Electives: (9 credit hours)
Any CAT, CS, DCP or ENGR course, Any courses from DMD list: DMD 1153, DMD 2143, DMD 2153, DMD 2163, DMD 2253, DMD 2533. DMD 2633, DMD 2733, DMD 2783. Other courses may be approved by the Program Faculty.
General Education Courses: None
Life Skills Courses: None
Support Courses: None
- Program Notes
Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.
- Course Descriptions
CAT 1113 - Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measure
Students will be introduced to the history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation.
CAT 1123 - UVS Operations
Prerequisites: CAT 1113
Students will demonstrate the proper way to operate Unmanned Vehicle Systems. This includes pre-mission check list, missing planning and logging, safety/liability consideration and emergency procedures. Students will be working in the field and in the classroom conducting simulated and real life missions.
CAT 1133 - Airspace and Regulations
Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
The course will examine the components and objectives of the National Airspace System. Emphasis will be placed on regulations pertaining to UAS flight operations.
CAT UAS SUPP ELEC - Unmanned Aerial Systems Support Electives
Nine credit hours chosen from the following approved support courses: Any CAT, CS, DCP, or ENGR Course or choose from any of the following DMD courses: DMD-1153, DMD-2143, DMD-2153, DMD-2163, DMD-2253, DMD-2533, DMD-2633, DMD-2733, DMD-2783, or other courses may be approved by the program faculty advisor.