Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Field Service Tech

  • Credits: 30
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The sUAS certificate will concentrate on the maintenance, operations and applications of small unmanned aircraft systems to include: electronics, computer hardware, local area networks, understanding the function of data links or the communication/guidance system between vehicle and control interfaces and within the sUAS and conducting safe flight operations in the National Airspace System. Courses are designed to create a skilled sUAS Field Service Technician with a broad understanding of sUAS at the functional and operational level.


Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AVET 2131 Avionics I 5
AVIA 1105 Basic Electricity 5
CPTR 1131 Microcomputer Maintenance 4
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ETAS 2220 Microcontrollers I 4
UAST 2110 Foundations of UAS 3
UAST 2180 sUAS Ground School 3
UAST 2190 sUAS Lab 3

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
FIRE 1100 Intro to Fire Service 1
SOCI 1107 Intro Criminal Justice 3
WELD 1102 Weld Fundamentals 3

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