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Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program prepares students for entry level positions in the UAS industry by providing foundational knowledge and skills in UAS mission planning, applications, maintenance, laws and regulations, and data analytics, and project management using UAS platforms. Program content includes an introduction to UAS flight, history, avionics, sensors, communications systems and selectable paths including Data Analysis and applications such as First Responders, Geographic Information Systems, Precision Agriculture, and Entrepreneurship. Students will prepare for and conduct unmanned flights similar to those commonly performed in the industry observing Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) regulations that govern UAS operations.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of rules and regulations governing Unmanned Aerial Systems applications and operations in the National Airspace.
  • Demonstrate and execute tasks necessary to complete Unmanned Aerial Systems operations. This includes decision-making, data collections, data analysis, maintenance, mission planning, pre-flight and post flight briefing, navigating, crew resource management, command and control, and recovery of the Unmanned Aerial System.
  • Plan and execute mission strategies in regards to First Responder applications, Precision Agriculture and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Career Opportunities

The Sinclair Unmanned Aerial Systems Associate of Applied Science degree will produce graduates who will serve the immediate Dayton area, broader region, and nationally. Graduates of the associate degree program from Sinclair Community College will contribute to filling the current and growing need within the state of Ohio and nation for unmanned aerial systems related applications such as Geographic Information, Data Analytics, First Responders and Precision Agriculture.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems 2
AVT 1103 Remote Pilot Ground School 1
AVT 1104 UAS Standards, Regulations & Law 1
AVT 1110 Private Pilot Ground School 3
AVT 1119 Aviation Meteorology 2
AVT 1246 Air Traffic Control Communications 1
AVT 2150 Crew Resource Management for UAS 1
AVT 2151 UAS Operations 3
AVT 2240 Human Factors in Aviation 3
AVT 2279 Unmanned Aerial Systems Project 3
AVT 2280 Introduction to UAS Maintenance 2
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EET 1120 Introduction to DC & AC Circuits 2
EET 1121 UAS Remote Sensing & Analysis 1
EET 1158 Aerospace Spatial Visualization 2
EET 2221 UAS Sensors & Systems 4
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1470 (College Algebra) OR MAT 1570 (Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry) OR MAT 1580 (Precalculus) 5 - 6
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
AVT 2700 (Aviation Internship) OR Unmanned Aerial Systems Elective 1 - 2
AVT 1108 (UAS First Responder Applications) AND CJS 1101 (Introduction to Criminal Justice Science) AND CJS 1155 (Homeland Security Issues & Administration) AND EMS 1100 (Emergency Medical Responder Lecture & Laboratory) OR AVT 1114 (Geospatial Information for UAS) AND CAT 1501 (Fundamentals of Surveying & Mapping) AND GEO 1107 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)) OR AVT 1120 (Electro-Optical & Infrared Data Analysis) AND AVT 1121 (Multispectral & Hyperspectral Data Analysis) AND AVT 1122 (Synthetic Aperture Radar & Light Detection & Ranging Data Analysis) AND AVT 1123 (Acoustic & CBRNE Data Analysis) AND GEO 1107 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)) OR AGR 1160 (Introduction to Agriculture Science) AND AGR 1200 (Agricultural Economics) AND AGR 1300 (Agronomy) AND AVT 1112 (UAS Precision Agriculture) OR AVT 1115 (Introduction to UAS Entrepreneurship) AND AVT 2115 (UAS Entrepreneurship Capstone) AND LAW 1101 (Business Law) AND MAN 1107 (Foundations of Business) AND 9 - 11
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.