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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Unmanned Aerial Systems Operators Certificate (UAS)

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Dr. Kurt Barnhart

This certificate program provides students with solid foundational knowledge in the emerging and rapidly growing field of Unmanned Aerial Systems. The UAS Certificate prepares students to demonstrate the skills necessary to safely integrate the operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the national and international airspace systems and understand the complexities of Unmanned Aerial Systems integration into the airspace system and realize the hazards to air navigation if accomplished improperly.

Students shall demonstrate satisfactory subject matter mastery by maintaining a GPA 3.0 for courses within the certificate program.

In the final course (Unmanned Aerial Systems II) of the certificate program each student is required to pass a final comprehensive practical and written examination during which the students demonstrate, in an actual or electronically simulated environment, the procedures necessary to plan, execute (to include launch and recovery), and complete a successful mission involving using an Unmanned Aerial System to include payload integration.

Prerequisites for courses in this certificate necessitate basic airman certification and training by the FAA or its International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member equivalent agency.

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