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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate Requirements

Certificate Or Achievement (Level I) – NMC Code 050

Effective: Spring 2019

Drones have become more of an everyday tool used in industry and are less of a novelty than ever before. Learn about this new industry and be prepared for the future.

This certificate is designed to provide a concentrated study for those students who plan to enter the UAS (drone) industry. NMC UAS certificate students receive practical training in all aspects of commercial UAS operations and applications. The program includes hands on courses that will provide the student with the essential and fundamental skills needed to be a successful in this new and exciting industry. Students will earn a Remote Pilot certificate from the FAA that is required for the commercial operation of a drone system. In addition, the student will be guided from entry level skills and knowledge to the operation of commercial grade systems. Students will also learn how to use drones in commercial applications such as land survey, agriculture, and industrial inspections.

Level I Certificate Requirement Credits: 16-17

Occupational Specialty Requirements: 13

Required Occupational Specialty Classes

CLASS

CREDITS

AVF 141 Remote Pilot Flight

3

AVF 211 Commercial Drone Operations

4

AVF 241 Advanced Drone Operations

3

AVG 142 Remote Pilot Ground

3

DIRECTED ELECTIVES

Choose any 3 or 4 credit course from the following list.

Additional Classes
CLASS

CREDITS

ART 174 Digital Photography I

3

AVF 261 Aerosonde UAS Flight Training

3

AVG 260 Aerosonde UAS Ground Training

4

BUS 101 Introduction to Business

3

CMT 107 Construction Supervision

4

EET 103 Electrical Studies I

3

EGY 101 Principles of Renewable Energy

3

GEO 115 Introduction to GIS

3

LWE 102 Police Operations

4

RAM 155 Microcontroller Programming

3

WSI 200 GL Research Technologies

3

WSI 240 ROV Systems and Operations

3

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