Calling all students who want an experiential learning experience! Central Oregon Community College’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Degree is a combination of in class learning, simulator training and flight practice. According to a recent study by Research and Markets, the global drone service market is projected to grow 51.1% over the next eight years. Glassdoor reports the base pay for UAS pilots typically falls between $62,000 and $70,000.
Here’s a description of the program, which can also be found on COCC’s website .
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program trains individuals to work as professional UAS pilots in the exciting industry of aerial robotics or drones. COCC partnered with a worldwide leader in UAS technology, to provide state of the art simulator training and student support. Students learn to operate and maintain UAS platforms, to include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), ground control stations, and ground support equipment. Additional studies include launch, flight and recovery procedures, flight planning, mission briefings, operational integration, sensor management, GIS and CIS. Students will learn the political, legal and moral issues of UAS and the evolving FAA rules and regulations. Our goal is to provide the UAS industry with highly educated vehicle and sensor operators who are adept at multiple skills related to the UAS industry.