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UAS Operations and GIS Image Analysis Short-Term Technical Certificate

UAS Operations and GIS Image Analysis Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) along with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been identified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor as high growth industries.  With this in mind, the UAS Operations Plus GIS Certificate is designed to provide the technical background necessary to begin a successful career in UAS operations and data handling.

This certificate is designed for those students who seek to enhance their job-related skills in becoming a UAV operator with the ability to manage and analyze data products.  This certificate is one year in length in order to develop foundational skills and knowledge necessary for the workforce.

Students enrolled in the UAS Operations Plus GIS certificate may already have an Associates or Bachelor's degree; however, this program is also an entryway for more traditional college-age students.  Coursework included in a certificate program may ultimately be applied for the associate degree in the related technology program, GIS/Geospatial Technology.  Down the curriculum sheet for this major.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Skills needed to use, manage, and manipulate GIS applications
  • Hands-on experience using GIS software
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts and issues related to GIS
  • Skills necessary to analyze imagery
  • Hands-on experience using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Course Title Credits
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
GST 1300 Introduction to UAS 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
GST 1350 UAS Operations, Planning, and Piloting 3
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS 3
GST 1500 Remote Sensing 3
  Total credit hours 18

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Adam John Parrillo, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, School of Business and Applied Technologies