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Unmanned Vehicle Systems, A.S.

 

ARE YOU FASCINATED BY DRONES?

Unmanned vehicle technology has come a long way since the rovers landed on Mars. Today aerial drones regularly strike military targets; SpaceX lands rockets on drone ships in the middle of the ocean; and battlefield assist robots can carry injured soldiers away from danger.

In the air, on the ground, on the water or under its surface, new applications for unmanned vehicles are exploding, and Gulf Coast State College can prepare you to step into a job in this exciting field.

If you grew up with a remote in your hands and are interested in electronics, mechanics, drone technology and aerial systems, an associate degree in unmanned vehicle systems operations may be the beginning to your dream career.

No longer used just in the military, drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles now are being used in agriculture, environmental, public safety, marketing, and other industries. Unmanned vehicles are deployed for monitoring, tracking, mapping/surveying, photography and videography, detection and maintenance applications. Drones are especially popular for dangerous or tedious tasks, such as monitoring fires, tracking spills or inspecting runways.

A 2013 economic report by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimated more than 100,000 new jobs using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies by 2025. Imagine yourself as a drone operator or operations administrator for an unmanned vehicle system.

Apply now!

 
 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations, A.S. PROGRAM?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR DEGREE?

By earning your workforce associate’s degree in unmanned vehicle systems operations at Gulf Coast State College, you’ll attend classes and labs in the Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City, Florida campus. This state-of-the-art facility is one of the best in the United States and is fully equipped with the latest computer, electronic and mechanics technology labs.

You would expect such a high-tech training program like this to cost big bucks. Instead, at Gulf Coast, you’ll pay one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Florida. And, with an average class size of 18, you’ll learn more from your professors and peers.

 

HOW DO I APPLY TO THE Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations, A.S. PROGRAM?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
Philosophy/Religion +*PHI2600, Ethics 3
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science  MET1010, Introduction to Meteorology 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012, Psychology 3
Major Courses
 +ENC2210, Technical Writing 3
 MAN2021, Principles of Management 3
 #EET1084C, Introduction to Electronics 3
 #ETI2001C, Applied Mechanics 3
 +#EET1035C, AC/DC Circuits 4
 #ETS1520C, Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Electronics 3
 +#ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers 3
 *ASC2564, Unmanned Vehicle Systems Security 3
 ASC2560, Unmanned Vehicles and Systems 3
 +*ASC2561, Unmanned Vehicles & Systems Operations 3
 +*ATT1100, Private Pilot Ground School 3
 +*ATT1101, Private Pilot Applications 3
 +*ASC2949, Unmanned Systems Practicum 1
Choose three from courses listed below:
 *GIS2040, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
 *GIS2030, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 +COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic 3
 +#ETS2511C, Motors and Motion Control or +#ETS2606C, Robotics 3
 +#ETS2606C, Robotics 3
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 62

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

CONTACT THE ADVISOR

Jose Lopez-Baquero, GISP, GEOINT
Program Manager
850-769-1551, extension 4012

jlopezbaq@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology
850-872-3839
mboyd@gulfcoast.edu

 
 
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