Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 65 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drones) degree is being offered because of the increasing demand for qualified pilots and sensor operators in the rapidly growing field of unmanned aircraft systems operations. Employment opportunities exist in both private and public entities including military services, Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Program Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to

  1. Apply classroom knowledge to real world problems involving UAV design.
  2. Gain an appreciation of the professional and ethical responsibilities of operational elements, including all management levels as they relate to future professional goals.
  3. Gain employment in the aviation industry as an unmanned aerial vehicle operator.




First Semester - 19 Credits

AVIP 106Private Pilot 3.00
AVIP 110Flight Theory 4.00
AVIP 123Aeronautical Knowledge 3.00
AVIP 239UAV Systems 3.00
MATH 130College Algebra (or higher)3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

AVIP 121Aviation Meteorology 3.00
AVIP 136Theory of Instrument Flight 4.00
AVIP 232Instrument Flight 2.00
AVIP 240Intro to External/Internal Pilot 3.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00

Third Semester - 16 Credits

AVIP 125Advanced Aeronautical Knowledge 3.00
AVIP 140Commercial Pilot Theory 3.00
AVIP 241Advanced External/Internal Pilot 3.00
PHYS 105Physical Science 4.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

AVIP 138Aerodynamics 3.00
AVIP 150Human Factors in Aviation 3.00
AVIP 245Adv UAV Pilot Ops/Planning 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00

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