Pearl River Community College

Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Hancock Center

Brief Description of Program: Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to join the rapidly growing UAS workforce. Students will receive hands on flight training on realistic flight simulators and in live flight.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Pearl River Community College’s UAS Program is designed to accept students who have basic knowledge of science and mathematics. Instruction emphasizes theory, weather, flight planning, navigation, airspace operations, principles of flight, and aircraft systems. During the program of study, students may earn a Certified FAA Part 107 UAS Commercial Remote Pilots License.

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Possible Careers in this Program: FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot would enter in major commercial opportunities that include Cinematography, Real Estate, Agriculture, and Construction.

What a student can expect from a career in this field: Graduates often work in commercial or government fields. The verity can include anything from search and rescue, inspection process, natural disaster, and Local, State, or Federal Law Enforcement.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: Students with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology can expect to earn a salary range of $60,000 $30.00 per hour - $100,000 annually or $52.00 per hour upon entering the workforce.

Mission of Program: The Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology Program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical experience that is necessary for entry-level employment in the many fields of UAS flight. Emphasis throughout the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of UAs flight across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer industries.

Goals of Program: The purpose of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Technology Program curriculum is to provide instruction necessary for a student to become a competent UAS Pilot. A graduate of this curriculum will be eligible for entry-level employment into any of the options in flight industries. A graduate of the UAS Technology curriculum will possess the capability of working and communicating directly with any industries in need of a UAS Pilot.