sUAS (Drones) Repair Specialist

sUAS (Drones) Repair Specialist

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This program prepares students to operate, maintain, and repair small unmanned aircraft systems. Upon successful completion of the program students will earn the Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Rating. This FAA certificate allows the holder to act as the pilot in command of a less than 55-pound commercial drone. The program also prepares students to troubleshoot mechanical and technical problems, make repairs and modifications, and conduct small-unmanned aircraft safety inspections. 


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Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Operate a small unmanned aircraft system safely in the National Airspace System;
  • Maintain and repair a small unmanned aircraft system;
  • Develop maintenance schedules and safety inspection checklists.

 For additional information, please contact faculty advisor, Anthony Esposito, or department chair, Dr. Otto Hernandez.

 Degree Requirements

program requirements
Courses Credits
AVIT140-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor
AVIT250-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance and Repair
AVIT290-UAS Capstone Project
CISM125-Introduction to Computers 3
ENGR125-Introduction to Electronics 4

(ZUAR) Effective Fall 2022

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1801014.