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Engineering Technology Program Requirements

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

NMC is one of the premier colleges in the country for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operator training. More commonly called drones, unmanned aircraft represent a sector of aviation that will undergo exponential growth over the coming years. Although many of the jobs available today are with defense contractors, the civilian job market will dwarf the military sector once the FAA opens up US airspace to commercial UAS operations. The potential commercial uses of unmanned systems are enormous, to include remote sensing of the atmosphere, disaster response, weather forecasting, scientific research; agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock; crop dusting, wildfire surveillance, wildlife surveys, power line and pipeline survey, industrial security; oil, gas, and mineral exploration; payload transport, search and rescue, and aerial photography for fields like real estate, construction, film and entertainment industry, and accident investigation. Learn more about Unmanned Aerial Systems »

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Effective: Fall 2017

General Education Requirements Credits: 21-22

Class

Credits

Communications: ENG 111 and either ENG 112 or ENG 220 or BUS 231

7-8

Humanities: PHL 105

3

Math competency: Placement into MTH 140 or higher, or completion of MTH 121

4

Science: PHY 105

4

Social Science: GEO 115

3

Core Requirements Credits: 22

Class

Credits

DD 170 Computer Modeling

4

EET 102 Intro to Engineering Technology

2

EET 103 Electrical Studies I

3

MFG 103 Manufacturing Processes

3

MFG 104 Fluid Power

3

RAM 155 Microcontroller Programming

3

RAM 205 Microcontroller Systems

3

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology: 19 Credits (model schedule)

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

EET 204 Electrical Studies II

3

Approved Elective (see advisor)

3


Program Requirements: Minimum credits: 61, contact hours: 69

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