About the UAS/Drone Technology Concentration
Learn to design, build and pilot unmanned aerial vehicles.
Drone technology is poised to be a game-changer for industries from agriculture to retail sales. Learn to design, construct and deploy commercial-grade civilian drones in this associate degree program in technical studies at California University of Pennsylvania.
Launch your career with a degree focused specifically on unmanned aircraft systems, and prepare to earn your FAA license as a certified UAS operator.
Courses for this on-campus degree program also give you a jump-start on a Cal U bachelor's degree in computer, electrical or mechatronics engineering technology.
Make an impact with career-focused knowledge and skills.
The 60-credit UAS/drone technology program at Cal U can help you land a job in this emerging field estimated to have an economic impact of $90 billion or more over the next decade. The associate degree program includes:
- Courses specifically focused on the knowledge and skills required to succeed as a technician in the UAS/drone industry in Pennsylvania and across the United States.
- Instruction in aviation law, safety considerations and federal regulations governing small unmanned aircraft.
- Hands-on learning in Cal U labs, plus mission-based field trips for UAV test flights and data collection using unmanned aerial vehicles.
- A 1-credit optional course that prepares you to take the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 licensure exam and earn your UAS operator certificate.