Are you excited about a career piloting Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to help businesses, governments and organizations quickly and safely gather critical data? Earning a UAS associate degree at Aims Community College means you’ll gain hands-on training at Colorado’s top two-year college aviation program.
In the UAS degree program, you’ll learn best practices and demonstrate basic and advanced maneuvers and procedures for safe UAS operation on fixed-wing and rotary-wing drones. You’ll also learn Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations (BVLOS) and how to properly manage the UAS data you collect. Finally, you’ll engineer and design your own fixed-wing and multirotor aircraft to better understand how a drone works. This process will also teach you UAS maintenance and various design-thinking approaches to solving UAS-related problems.
In this program, you’ll enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that support your training. Aims is building a new Windsor Academic building that will house the Aviation Department. This will include three UAS labs with an outdoor launch and operations facility, featuring spaces for training and operations. The UAS design and fabrication lab provides the space and tools for engineering, maintenance, research and development.
Your training prepares you to take the FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems certification exam that allows you to earn a Part 107 commercial Remote Pilot Certificate. You’ll also develop the technical and interpersonal skills that will prepare you to launch a thrilling career flying UAS (drones) for fields including law enforcement, infrastructure, film, construction, search and rescue, and many more.
Drones help professionals approach their work safely and with greater clarity across a wide variety of fields and industries, including: