As the interest in drones and their uses increases, so does the need for drone operators who meet the requirements to fly them. Southern New Hampshire University’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate preps graduates to become certified remote pilots.
In 2018, more than 1 million drones had been registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).* The U.S. Department of Transportation noted that the increase could be attributed to the improvement in technology that allows the unmanned aircraft to seek out hazardous situations and even save lives. SNHU’s campus certificate program can complement the skill set of those who work or plan to work in emergency management, insurance, transportation or infrastructure inspection or as a first responder.
Certificate developed in partnership with ArgenTech Solutions and endorsed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
See registration page for dates and cost.
Taught by FAA-certified flight instructors, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate program also includes 16 hours of flight instruction time, giving you the hands-on experience you need to add drone-operational knowledge to your skill set.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your UAS certificate at SNHU include:
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) estimates that more than 100,000 new jobs will be created in UAS by 2025. The same report also forecasts an economic impact of $82 billion in that time.**
While this program prepares you for the FAA’s Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate exam, it does not lead to certification itself.
With just three courses taught in 8-week terms, you’ll cover a wide range of topics in a short period of time. In this program, you’ll develop your understanding of both safety and utility of flight operations, flight and mission planning, and weather, flight and operational challenges.
Total Credits: 12
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.