Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program

UAS Operations - Certificate of Achievement

The UAS Certificate of Achievement prepares students to be professional commercial UAS pilots, support personnel, program managers, or systems engineers across a broad range of UAS platforms and operations. The courses are taught by leading aerospace and geographic information systems (GIS) instructors that apply to UAS operations across the spectrum of UAS sizes/groups, making it an ideal certificate for those wishing to expand their career in the UAS industry.

In addition, interested students can take courses as ‘standalone’ classes to enhance their knowledge in the UAS arena. A great way to learn to use UAS in support of precision agriculture, photography, surveying, and accident investigation (to mention just a few examples).

Concentration Fall Winter Spring
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations Certificate of Achievement

UMS 112 (5)

UAS Ground School

UMS 208 (6)

UAS Mission Planning

UMS 107 (2)

Commercial Remote Pilot Certification

 

MAP 117 (5)

Applied Math for Workforce Programs 1

GIS 110 (4)

Geographic Information Systems I

UMS 142 (6)

UAS Flight Lab

 

SOC& 101 (5) Intro to Sociology 

OR

PSYC& 100 (5) General Psychology

CMST& 220 (5) Public Speaking

OR

CMST& 210 (5) Interpersonal Communications

GIS 210 (5)

Geographic Information Systems II

 

 

FAD 150 (2)

Industrial First Aid & CPR

ENG 109 (3)

Applied Technical Writing

 

UAS Remote Sensing Analyst - Certificate of Accomplishment

This pathway prepares students for professional UAS remote pilot operations, focusing on remote sensing data collection, analysis, and articulation.  Including advanced knowledge and training in the use of both Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mission planning software tools.  

Concentration Fall Winter Spring
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Remote Sensing Analyst Certificate of Accomplishment

UMS 112 (5)

UAS Ground School

GIS 110 (4)

Geographic Information Systems I

UMS 107 (2)

Commercial Remote Pilot Certification

     

GIS 210 (5)

Geographic Information Systems II

 

UAS Professional Remote Pilot - Certificate of Accomplishment

The UAS Professional Remote Pilot Certificate of Accomplishment prepares students for professional UAS remote pilot operations and instructs students in overall UAS management.  Mission planning software tools used in this curriculum are cutting edge and currently deployed to support precision agriculture, search and rescue, construction, recreation, law enforcement, forestry, and myriad other burgeoning areas. 

Concentration Fall Winter Spring
Professional Remote Pilot Certificate of Accomplishment

UMS 112 (5)

UAS Ground School

UMS 208 (6)

UAS Mission Planning

UMS 107 (2)

Commercial Remote Pilot Certification

 

 

 

UMS 142 (6) 

UAS Flight Lab

 

Unmanned Systems Contact

Unmanned Systems Faculty/Staff

Coordinator & advisor, Ethan Tonnemaker

Tonnemaker, Ethan

Agriculture, UAS Program Coordinator
EthanT@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2117
Patrick Barton

Barton, Patrick

UAS Associate Faculty
PatrickB@bigbend.edu
Ric Stephens

Stephens, Ric

UAS Associate Faculty
RichardS@bigbend.edu
Kelsey Mach

Mach, Kelsey

UAS Associate Faculty
KelseyM@bigbend.edu
Pat Ford

Ford, Pat

UAS Regional Consultant
PatF@bigbend.edu
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