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Program Details

Program specifics about earning an Aviation Maintenance Technician Plus Certificate at Northland.

The UAS certificate will concentrate on the maintenance and repair of the components of uncrewed aircraft systems, including uncrewed aircraft (UAs), control stations (CSs), understanding the function of data links or the communication/guidance system between aircraft and control station, 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.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. The student will exhibit proper use of tools, equipment, and personal protection equipment.
  2. The student will identify the properties of fiber and matrix materials used in commercial composites, as well as in some common manufacturing techniques.
  3. The student will explain composite mechanics/failures, residual stresses, failure analysis, and environmental breakdown of composites.
  4. The student will comply with documentation requirements for repair and maintenance to assure traceability.
  5. The student will configure, install, and maintain aerospace computer networking operating systems and hardware.
  6. The student will demonstrate the required understanding of AC/DC electricity, aircraft batteries and basic aircraft electrical circuits through hands on experiments.
  7. The student will describe concepts of design and materials used in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) development.
  8. The student will describe the systems of UAS architecture to include local area networks, network transmission, datalink functions, attributes, and frequency propagation.
  9. The student will identify uncrewed aircraft payloads including sensing and imaging sensors, environmental conditions, and synthetic apeerture radar.
  10. The student will utilize demonstrated concepts with the focus of UAS methodologies supporting military, civil aviation, environmental research, and law enforcement mission requirements.