The graduate certificate program in UAS- Information Assurance is designed to provide both working professionals and graduate students a strong educational foundation and career potential in an increasingly important industry to both civilian and military organizations all over the United States. The market for Information Assurance jobs remains bright. The primary emphasis of the graduate certificate program is to prepare the workforce to understand the protection of UASs from cyber-attacks by negligent and hostile means and teaching Information Assurance risk assessment principles to practitioners involved with UAS operations on land, sea, air, or satellite platforms.
The program will be offered via K-State Online or face-to-face at K-State Polytechnic in eight-week segments in fall, spring, and summer semesters to meet the needs of both on-campus and off-campus learners. Courses are delivered using a course management system to provide an interactive, web-based classroom to students. Thus, the delivery of the certificate provides for occupational work demands and schedules. The Graduate Certificate in UAS – Information Assurance may be completed in one year. Two courses each in the fall and spring semesters and one course in the summer semester.