Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Field Technician

This program prepares students for a career as a small-unmanned aircraft systems technician. Upon successful completion of the program students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the area of small UAS operations, general maintenance and repair, the use of a small UAS for the collection of and pre and post-processing of aerial images and videos, and geospatial data collection. Students are required to sit for, and pass a federal aviation administration aeronautical knowledge examination. Passing the examination leads to the earning of The Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rating. The RPC grants the holder the rights and privileges to safely operate for commercial purposes a less than 55 lbs. drone in the National Airspace System. This program requires off campus fieldtrips and fieldwork. Students are required to develop a portfolio containing examples of completed projects and selected examples of coursework. 

For additional information, please contact faculty advisor, James Taggart at (609) 343-4950 or jtaggart@atlantic.edu, or Aviation Division Chair, Timothy Cwik, at (609) 343-4992 or tcwik@atlantic.edu.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Earn a Federal Aviation Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rating;
  • Safely execute the rights and privileges of a remote pilot in command of a less than 55 pound small unmanned aircraft system;
  • Safely maintain and repair a small unmanned aircraft system;
  • Perform safety inspections and explain the benefits of recordkeeping;
  • Effectively support the collection of various types of data and process that data into actionable intelligence.

(SUAS-Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

General Education Electives

Choose 8 credits of General Education courses 

(Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor before making a choice.)

 

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
8

Program Electives

Choose three credits from the following course alphas:

ACCT, AVIT, BUSN, CISM, OSTM, TCOM, TVRF

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Program Elective Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3
Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

Second Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

Third Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
17

Fourth Semester

Course #
Title
Credits
Program Elective Course (3 Credits)  +
3
General Education Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
14

Overview

Program

Aviation

Type

Associate in Applied Science