Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Course

Drones | Unmanned Aircraft Systems | Remote Operated Vehicles

NDSCS will kick off its brand new course Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems on October 20, 2015.

  • Course: TECH 192 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Class Number: 23761 | 2 Credits
  • 2nd 8-weeks Class (begins Tuesday, October 20, 2015)
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4-5:50 p.m. in Horton Hall 115
  • Prerequisite: none

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are used in Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Transportation, Electronics, Computers, Aviation, GPS, Information Technology, Tourism, STEM-related Careers, Real Estate, Marketing, Meteorology, Inspections, Mining, Mapping, Architecture and Construction, and the list goes on...

Course Description

An introduction to the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including their history and developing role in the modern aviation industry. Topics include structural elements, avionics, flight control and guidance systems, navigation, remote sensing and human factors. Also covers UAS integration into commercial applications as well as FAA regulations and sanctions. Emphasis is on future employment in the field with a focus on commercial airspace.

Course Content
  • UAS History
  • Role in Modern Aviation: Commercial and Military Airspace
  • Purpose-Driven Sensors and Missions in Commercial Applications
  • Components and Supporting Equipment
  • Aviation Regulatory System: FAA Regulations and Sanctions
  • Certificate of Authorization (COA)
  • UAS Operations: Avionics, Guidance and Navigation
  • Collection of Geospatial Data
  • Automation and Autonomy
  • Safety

Please check with your advisor prior to taking this class with the intent of meeting a program requirement. Normal tuition and fees apply.


Please contact Rick Hendrickson at 701-231-6923 or

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