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UAS for Geographic Information Systems UASGIS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 16 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Aviation Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

The UAS for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Short-Term Technical certificate prepares students for entry level positions as GIS analysts in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry by providing foundational knowledge and skills involving GIS technologies and UAS technology.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems software and the capabilities each software possesses.
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Systems and possess the ability to analyze briefing, pre and post inspections of UAS and revisions of missions.
  • Exemplify a high standard of ethical and professional behavior.

Career Opportunities

The Unmanned Aerial System platform capabilities include but are not limited to aerial mapping and remote sensing for geographic information systems. The private sector as well as governmental demands for Unmanned Aerial System personnel in geospatial information and remote sensing applications are in high demand.


Course Title Credits
AVT 1101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems 2
AVT 1104 UAS Standards, Regulations & Law 1
AVT 1114 Geospatial Information for UAS 2
AVT 2150 Crew Resource Management for UAS 1
CAT 1501 Construction Surveying 3
EET 1121 UAS Remote Sensing & Analysis 1
EET 1158 Aerospace Spatial Visualization 2
GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
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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.