Unmanned Aerial Systems – Skill Set

This skill set will provide the initial skills and practical application experience to operate and repair unmanned aerial systems. This will provide a foundation for students that may want to continue their exposure in the field of aviation toward basic and advanced pilot certifications and degrees.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 13
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 13

CORE REQUIREMENTS (13 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AFT 110 Primary Ground School 3

Preparation for the FAA Private Pilot written examination by classroom work on federal aviation regulations, air space, meteorology, navigation, communication and aerodynamics.

AFT 112 Primary Flight I 3

Course includes 20/25 hours of flight. This course prepares the student for solo flight with 15/20 hours of dual instruction and five hours of solo flight. Includes preflight, start-up, radio communication, taxiing, basic flight maneuvers, takeoffs, landings, etc. Must be able to obtain a Third Class Medical Certificate.

ELT 140 Introduction to Digital Electronics 4 ENG 085 and MAT 020* or higher

This course is the beginning course in digital electronics. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, and basic logic gates and circuits.

UAS 101 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles