The sUAS certificate will concentrate on the maintenance, operations and applications of small unmanned aerial 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.
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View semester order by campus: Thief River Falls
|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|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements. English course requirements are listed in the curriculum summary. Arithmetic assessment scores must be greater than or equal to 50 or students must complete MATH 0080 or a higher level course.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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