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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 Drone Colleges / Universities
Alabama

Troy University

Troy University
Location : Troy, Alabama
Website Address : https://www.troy.edu/

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

Cochise College Aviation

Location : Douglas, Arizona

Website Address : https://www.cochise.edu/

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.


Unmanned Vehicle University

Unmanned Vehicle University
Location : Phoenix, Arizona
Website Address : www.uxvuniversity.com/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : UVU offers a Drone/UAV Pilot Training Certificate, a Professional Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management, a Masters Degree in Unmanned (Air, Ground, Sea, Space) Systems Engineering and a Doctorate Degree in Unmanned Systems Engineering.


Arkansas

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith
Location : Fort Smith, Arkansas
Website Address : https://uafs.edu

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


California

Cal Poly Pomona – College of the Extended University

Cal Poly Pomona – College of the Extended University
Location : Pomona, California
Website Address: https://www.ceu.cpp.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : Cal Poly CEU offers a Small Systems UAV Operator Certificate and Aerial Cinematography and Photography Certificate.


Drone Universities

Drone Universities
Location : La Jolla, CA (and various other locations)
Website Address : https://www.droneuniversities.com/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : DU offers an Introduction to Drones, Drone Photography/Videography and Drone GIS/Mapping courses.


Drone University USA

Drone University USA
Location : Sacramento, California (and Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco)
Website Address : https://droneuniversityusa.com/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : DU (USA) offers a Commercial UAS Drone Certification, an Advanced UAS Cinematography Production Certification, a UAS Drone Disaster Response and Remote Sensor Certification, a UAS / Drone Precision Agriculture Certification and a UAS / Drone First Responder Certification.


Palomar College

Palomar College
Location : San Marcos, California
Website Address : https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/gis/uav/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : Palomar College offers an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences Degree – Drone Technology.


Colorado

Unmanned Experts

Unmanned Experts
Location : Denver, Colorado
Website Address : https://unmannedexperts.com/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : Unmanned Experts offers a Part 107 Academy Course and a Part 107 Online Prep Course.


Florida

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location : Daytona Beach, Florida (also Prescott, Arizona Campus, Worldwide Campus and Online Campus)
Website Address : https://erau.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : Emory offers a BS Degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a BS degree in Aeronautics–UAS Minor, a MS in Unmanned Systems and a MS in Aeronautics Degree-UAS Graduate Specialization.


Florida State University

Florida State University
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Website Address : https://www.fsu.edu/

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


Lewis University

Lewis University
Location : Romeoville, Illinois
Website Address : https://www.lewisu.edu/

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


Idaho

Idaho State University

Idaho State
Location : Pocatello, Idaho
Website Address : https://www.isu.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates: ISU offers 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

Indiana State University
Location : Terre Haute, Indiana
Website Address : https://www.indstate.edu/

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


Kansas

Kansas State University / Kansas State Polytechnic

Kansas State University / Kansas State Polytechnic
Location : Salina, Kansas
Website Address : https://polytechnic.k-state.edu/

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


Louisiana

University of Louisiana

University of Louisiana
Location : Monroe, Louisiana
Website Address : https://www.ulm.edu/

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


Maryland

Community College of Baltimore County

Community College of Baltimore County
Location : Baltimore, Maryland
Website Address : https://www.ccbcmd.edu/

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


Michigan

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College
Location : Traverse City, Michigan
Website Address : https://www.nmc.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : NMC offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operator Certification.


Minnesota

Northland Community & Technical College

Northland Community & Technical College
Location : Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Website Address : www.northlandcollege.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : NCTC offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems Maintenance-Training Program Certificate.


Mississippi

Hinds Community College

Hinds Community College
Location : Raymond, Mississippi
Website Address : www.hindscc.edu

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


Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno

Location : Reno, Nevada

Website Address : https://www.unr.edu/

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


New York

SkyOp

SkyOp
Location : Canandaigua, New York
Website Address : https://www.unr.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : SkyOp offers an Introduction to sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) course.


Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College
Location : Rochester, New York
Website Address : www.monroecc.edu

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : MCC offers a UAS Training Certificate course of study.


Mohawk Valley Community College

Mohawk Valley Community College
Location : Utica, New York
Website Address : https://www.mvcc.edu

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


North Dakota

University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota
Location:  Grand Forks, North Dakota
Website Address : https://und.edu/

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


Ohio

Sinclair UAS Training and Certification Center (Sinclair Community College)

Sinclair Community College
Location : Dayton, Ohio
Website Address : www.sinclair.edu/program/params/programCode/UAS-S-AAS/

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


Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University
Location : Stillwater, Oklahoma
Website Address : https://unmanned.okstate.edu/

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

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Location : Tulsa, Oklahoma
Website Address : https://www.spartan.edu/

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


Oregon

Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College
Location : Bend, Oregon
Website Address : https://www.cocc.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : COCC offers an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAS) Degree Program.


Pennsylvania

Community College of Beaver County

Community College of Beaver County
Location : Monaca, Pennsylvania
Website Address : www.ccbc.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : CCBC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree.


Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University
Location : Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Website Address : www.mtsu.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : MTSU offers a BS Degree in Aerospace with a Concentration in UAS.


Texas

LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University
Location : Longview, Texas
Website Address : www.letu.edu

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : LeTourneau offers a BS Degree in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.


Virginia

Liberty University

Liberty University
Location : Lynchburg, Virginia
Website Address : www.liberty.edu/

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


Washington

Green River College

Green River College
Location : Auburn, Washington
Website Address : https://www.greenriver.edu/

Courses/Degrees/Certificates : GRC offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Unmanned Aerial Systems.