Drone Education – List of Colleges / Universities

Introduction

There are many colleges, universities, and other organizations in the United States that offer a wide range of UAV training. Set forth below is a list of colleges and other organizations with a brief description of the courses, degrees, and certificates offered by them:

List of Colleges/Universities

Alabama

Troy University

Location: Troy, Alabama

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Troy offers an Aviation Operations Minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems that is part of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource and Technology Management–Aviation Operations.

Arizona

Cochise College Aviation

Location: Douglas, Arizona

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Cochise offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Operations–Associate of Applied Science Degree, an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician–Associate of Applied Science Degree and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Operator–Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Arkansas

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: UAFS offers an Associate Degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Website URL: https://uafs.edu

California

Palomar College

Location: San Marcos, California

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Palomar College offers a Certificate or an Associate’s Degree in GIS. Students can then go on to obtain either a B.S. or B.A. degree in Geography by taking online courses at Marshall University (a public research university) to finish their bachelor’s degree in year 3 and 4.

Florida

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Location: Daytona Beach, Florida (also Prescott, Arizona Campus, Worldwide Campus and Online Campus)

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Emory offers a BS Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a BS degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science, a BS degree in Unmanned Systems Applications, a Master’s in Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Engineering and a Master’s in Unmanned Systems.

Website URL: https://erau.edu/

Florida State University

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: FSU offers a Certificate Program in the Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Illinois

Lewis University

Location: Romeoville, Illinois

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Lewis offers a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Idaho

Idaho State University

Location: Pocatello, Idaho

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: ISU offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems Basic Technical Certificate, an Unmanned Aerial Systems Intermediate Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Indiana

Indiana State University

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: ISU offers a B.S. Unmanned Systems degree and a Minor program in Unmanned (Aerial) Systems.

Kansas

Kansas State University / Kansas State Polytechnic

Location: Salina, Kansas

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: KSU offers a Bachelor Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Louisiana

University of Louisiana

Location: Monroe, Louisiana

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: ULM offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Management.

Maryland

Community College of Baltimore County

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: CCBC offers a Professional Pilot – Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Michigan

Northwestern Michigan College

Location: Traverse City, Michigan

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: NMC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering degree with UAS Specialization and an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Certification program.

Minnesota

Northland Community & Technical College

Location: Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: NCTC offers a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technician A.A.S. degree, a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Field Service Tech diploma, a UAS & Geospatial Applications certificate and an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technician certificate.

Mississippi

Hinds Community College

Location: Raymond, Mississippi

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: HCC offers an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program leading to an Associates of Applied Science Degree.

Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno

Location: Reno, Nevada

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: UNR offers a Minor in Unmanned Autonomous Systems.

New York

Mohawk Valley Community College

Location: Utica, New York

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: MVCC offers a Non-credit Training Program for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems.

North Dakota

University of North Dakota

Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: UND offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics with a Major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations.

Website URL: https://und.edu/

Ohio

Sinclair UAS Training and Certification Center (Sinclair Community College)

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Sinclair offers an Associate of Applied Science in Unmanned Aerial Systems degree program.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: OSU offers a UAS Option for Masters of Science and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Spartan offers an Aviation Electronic Technology (AET) Associate’s Degree.

Oregon

Central Oregon Community College

Location: Bend, Oregon

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: COCC offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operations Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University

Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: MTSU offers a BS Degree in Aerospace with a Concentration in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Texas

LeTourneau University

Location: Longview, Texas

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: LeTourneau offers an AS or BS Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Virginia

Liberty University

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: Liberty offers a BS Degree in Aviation Maintenance: Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Washington

Green River College

Location: Auburn, Washington

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: GRC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Aeronautical Science and an Associate in Aviation Technology – Unmanned Aerial Systems (AAS).

The Creative Team

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, are production companies based in Los Angeles providing children and family entertainment. As industry professionals, we bring experience, credits, affiliations, awards, and bankable skills. Our goal is to create, develop and produce quality programming. Together, we are a multi-faceted, one-stop production company that brings together a highly-skilled, innovative, and successful team of individuals with several decades of industry experience.

Awards & Memberships

The principals of Creative Drone Concepts Inc, in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment Inc and Squadron TV combined have earned 12 Emmy Awards, 57th Annual Grammy Awards Nomination, People’s Choice Awards – Webby Award for “Travel & Adventure for The Dime Traveler,” BDA North America Design Awards – Disney, Promax North America Awards – Children’s Programming (Live Action), Promax North America Awards – “The Race is On” Jetix Fall Campaign, SCCTA – Adelphi Media Services for Effected Use of Humor in “Can’t Believe This.”

Memberships include Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Society of Camera Operators (SOC) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Projects In Development

Creative Drone Concepts, Inc., in association with Creative Teamwork Entertainment, Inc. and Squadron TV, has developed an original news magazine television show concept called “The Drone Chronicles.” The show will be broadcast on television, over the Internet, and on mobile devices, and will feature breakthrough technology transforming today’s world of drones. The show will also cover real-life stories about drones not seen on regular newscasts or other shows, including pilot profiles, in-depth coverage of drones, hot-topic interviews, and other information related to the commercialization of drones. The production companies have also developed a kids’ version of The Drone Chronicles tentatively entitled, “Kidding Around with Drones.” To date, the production companies have produced three (3) sizzle reels showcasing The Drone Chronicles (English version), Las Cronicas De Los Drones (Spanish version), and Kidding Around with Drones. Other shows currently in development include a competition-based reality television show involving drones that will appeal to a broad audience.