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.