Unmanned Aircraft Systems are aircraft that can function without the presence of a human flight staff onboard. The UAS industry is experiencing significant growth, calling for more maintenance technicians to obtain their UAS certification.
The UAS certificate will concentrate on the maintenance and repair of the components of unmanned aerial systems to include: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ground control stations (GCSs), understanding the function of data links or the communication/guidance system between vehicle and satellites (line of sight), and a basic understanding of computer networks and their functionality within UAS. Courses are designed to create a skilled UAS Maintenance Technician with a broad understanding of commonly used UAS platforms at the functional level.
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View semester order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|AVET 2131||Avionics I||5|
|AVET 2141||Avionics II||4|
|CPTR 1131||Microcomputer Maintenance||4|
|CPTR 1136||Networking I||4|
|UAST 2110||Foundations of UAS||3|
|UAST 2120||Fabrication Integration||5|
|UAST 2150||Ground Control Station||3|
|UAST 2160||UAS Aviation Maint Tech||2|
Students are required to have the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification prior to enrolling into the program.
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