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Drone Design and Applications, A.A.S.

Program Description

Option offered through Engineering Technology

This degree option will provide a solid foundation in applying engineering technology for drones. Students will learn how to design and build a working Drone with fundamentals in artificial intelligence. Students will also be able to expand on their design skills for implementation of Internet of Things ecosystems and cross platform applications.

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate FAA Part 107 literacy and obtain certification as a Drone Remote Pilot In Command (PIC);
  • Develop and execute implementation strategies for solving industry needs using Drones and Applications leveraging Drones;
  • Perform laboratory procedures and assess the validity of experimental/diagnostic data;
  • Employ critical thinking to solve technical problems in general and apply engineering technology problem solving methods based on business and industry standards;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in writing, and in electronic formats;
  • Examine the various issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion impacting the field of Drone Design and Applications.

After Union College

Graduates have the option of entering a Bachelor of Science in Technology program or accepting positions such as remote drone pilots, entry-level analysts for drone platforms, quality control technicians for drone manufacturing, or personnel in drone maintenance and repair.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 17

Semester Total: 17

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

*The stated sequence of courses for the Engineering Technology program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.  

** Students are strongly encouraged to take MAT 172 as the Math Gen Ed Requirement