Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Bottineau Minot Valley City Online




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Students who obtain a certificate of completion in small unmanned aircraft systems will be able demonstrate their mastery of drone flight, pre-flight planning, data processing and all of the skills necessary to execute a flight mission. The basics of drone flight, care and maintenance, flight skills, and specific applications of drones are surveyed. Students will have the knowledge and confidence to integrate their knowledge of drone use to the industry of their choosing.

Why study UAS?

Use of Unmanned aircraft systems are rapidly growing in various industries such as agriculture, photography, natural resources, forestry, construction, and many others. Gaining experience in drone applications allows students to be on the cutting edge of new technology used in these industries.

Career choices

Drone Specific Careers

  •  Unmanned military operations
  • Civilian Pilot/Operator
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Coder/Programmer

Industry Careers with Drone Opportunities

  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
  • Forestry
  • Mapping/Surveying
  • Public Safety
  • Inspection/Engineering
  • Construction
  • Photography/Videography

State Licensure Requirements: All DCB programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. Please be aware that we are currently working on researching if our curriculum/degree meets licensure requirements in other states. Students seeking to pursue this degree outside of North Dakota must contact our Academic Affairs office to confirm whether the program may be licensed in the students’ home state.


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Linda Burbidge