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Unmanned Systems Technology

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What is Unmanned Systems Technology?

The Unmanned Systems Technology program is specifically designed to address the needs of students who wish to skill-up and add drone skills and pursue opportunities and careers in the emerging unmanned robotics field. Students are prepared for entry and advancement within the Unmanned Systems Technology workforce (aerial, land, and water vehicles/robotics) field.

What are my career choices?

According to a study by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, more than 100,000 unmanned aerial systems jobs are projected by 2025. Unmanned Systems Technology has applications in a variety of industries with careers in areas such as Commercial Drone Pilot, First Responders, Search and Rescue, Construction, Telecommunication Inspection Services, Filmmaking, Energy Inspection Services, Surveying/Mapping, Real Estate and many other identified applications.

What are my certificate options?


Length of Program

This information should not be considered a substitute for the catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Professional Licensure Disclosure 

This program meets state and authorization for Kentucky residents. If you live or plan to live outside of the state of Kentucky, consult with your state's licensing/ certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. Additional non-educational requirements such as fingerprinting, additional examinations, work experience, etc. may apply. KCTCS and HCTC continuously reviews licensure information and provides information about state's licensure status, search your state and program.

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Bart Massey

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Academic Dean

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