Drone Education – List of Colleges / Universities


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Lewis University

Location: Romeoville, Illinois

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


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 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 State University / Kansas State Polytechnic

Location: Salina, Kansas

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


University of Louisiana

Location: Monroe, Louisiana

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


Community College of Baltimore County

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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


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.


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.


Hinds Community College

Location: Raymond, Mississippi

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


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/


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 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.


Central Oregon Community College

Location: Bend, Oregon

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


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).


LeTourneau University

Location: Longview, Texas

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


Liberty University

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia

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


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).

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