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Drone & UAS Technology

Drone & UAS Technology

Student flying drone
Students in this cutting-edge program will learn the knowledge and skills to work in the emerging uas (unmanned aerial systems) industry. Drones are changing the world around us from construction inspection to search and rescue and precision agriculture to photography. This career has many paths and students will earn the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 remote pilot license to be a licensed uas pilot. Students will also learn gis (geographical information systems), mission planning, and UAS maintenance, repair, and modification. This program will take place in our unique take flight lab with a full indoor flying space and flight deck.

Drone and UAS Technology Video

What Am I Learning?

UAS piloting and mission planning
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Building and fixing drones
Sensors and vision technology
Applications of UAS

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Real estate photographer
  • Pipeline and powerline inspector
  • GIS technician
  • Avionics technician
  • Electro-Mechanical technician
  • Precision Farming technician
  • Construction worksite analyst

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License
  • OSHA 10 Safety
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Snap-on Multimeter Certification
  • CPR and First Aid
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License

College Connections

Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Students will work on special projects during junior year.
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year.
  • Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • GIS Technician: $70,870 - $115,210
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician: $46,840 - $60,460
  • Avionics Technician: $47,570 - $68,490
  • Aerospace Engineer: $83,430 - $136,140

Contact Teacher

Contact Christopher Rieser at [email protected]

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