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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) UAS.S.BAS

Bachelor of Applied Science - 120 - 124 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2024

What is the program about?

This Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is designed to fill a growing workforce need by developing the technical skills of students and prepare them for jobs in this high demand industry. The degree provides a foundational understanding of UAS mission planning, advanced flight operations, hands-on maintenance, laws and regulations, data analytics, sensor operations and technology integration and testing in support of diverse industries. These include precision agriculture, infrastructure inspection, aerial mapping and surveying, first response, logistics, security, and other emerging applications that will continue to develop as the industry grows. 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

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

Career Opportunities

More than 100,000 new jobs in UAS related fields are predicted nationwide by 2025. A technical baccalaureate degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will prepare the graduate to work in a variety of roles including UAS operations, maintenance, data analysis, sensor operations, technology integration and testing, and basic manufacturing in support of diverse industries including precision agriculture, infrastructure inspection, aerial mapping and surveying, first response, logistics, security, and other emerging applications that will continue to develop as the industry grows.


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
AVT 2700 Aviation Internship 1 - 2
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
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
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
MAT 1470 (College Algebra) AND MAT 1570 (Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry) OR MAT 1580 (Precalculus) 5 - 6
AVT 3100 Contemporary Technical, Legal & Regulatory Issues in UAS 3
AVT 3151 UAS Operations II 1
AVT 3152 UAS Operations II Lab 2
AVT 3200 UAS Logistics 3
AVT 3300 Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Aviation 3
AVT 3400 Human Sensation & Perception in Aviation 3
AVT 3500 UAS Design Concepts 4
AVT 4151 Unmanned Systems Mission Planning 3
AVT 4210 Advanced UAS Maintenance 3
AVT 4220 Human Autonomy Teaming in Aviation 3
AVT 4270 UAS Internship II 2
AVT 4279 Unmanned Aerial Systems Senior Project 4
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Any Group 3
PHY 1142 College Physics II 4
Unmanned Aerial Systems Elective 7
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 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 1112 (UAS Precision Agriculture) AND AGR 1160 (Introduction to Agriculture Science) AND AGR 1200 (Agricultural Economics) AND AGR 1300 (Agronomy) OR AVT 4215 (Autonomous Systems in Aviation ) AND CIS 2266 (Python for Data Analytics) AND MAT 2215 (Mathematics for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence) OR AVT 1115 (Introduction to UAS Entrepreneurship) AND AVT 2115 (UAS Entrepreneurship Capstone) AND MAN 1107 (Foundations of Business) AND LAW 1101 (Business Law) OR AVT 1116 (Regulations for Maintenance) AND AVT 1132 (Basic Aviation Electricity II) AND AVT 2281 (Advanced Air Mobility Airframe Maintenance) AND AVT 2282 (Advanced Air Mobility Powerplant Maintenance) 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.