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Unmanned Aerial Systems


Program Description

UAS (unmanned aerial systems) will have wide use in fields including remote sensing of the atmosphere and ground, disaster response, weather forecasting, scientific research, agricultural survey of crops, soils, and livestock, crop dusting, wildfire surveillance, wildlife surveys, power line and pipeline survey, industrial security, oil, gas, and mineral exploration, payload transport, search and rescue as well as aerial photography for fields like real estate, construction, film and entertainment industry, and accident investigation.

Graduates will learn the basics to operate, test, calibrate and maintain small unmanned systems as well as collect and analyze imagery data taken from a variety of sensors.

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 Program Overview

  • Program begins in August
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Degree Options




Career Opportunities

  • Engineering and surveying companies
  • Robotics/Autonomy
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Agriculture
  • Inspection
  • etc.

Minimum Test Scores

New SAT English: 360 Math: 500
Old SAT English: 360 Math: 460
ACT English: 14 Math: 19
ALEKS   Math: 30
AccuPlacer English: 53  
COMPASS Writing: 55 Algebra: 45

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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